What a pity his first statement in The Irish Times today is to deny that he is a radical on sexual issues and to make traditional noises about marriage being between a man and a woman. He doesn't need to go on like this, he has the Roman Catholic bishops to do it for him
Nicely put, Spirit. It's a crucial point that, whatever one's actual views on these matters, to go on about them, frequently unsolicited, is dreadfully disproportionate.
In fairness to Bp. Richard, his views on marriage were asked. This is in the context of the NI assembly having recently debated extending marriage to same-sex couples. I would hazard a guess that he wouldn't have been elected if he were likely to say otherwise.
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