I thought you might find this interesting. I was reading the Wikipedia page of Vince Lombardi, the famous football coach of the Green Bay Packers. This is a guy that was raised Roman Catholic, the son of Italian immigrants in New York City. It talks about how he entered the seminary in 1928 at the age of 16 to become a priest but after 4 years decided not to become a priest. He was around Catholic educational institutions until he became a football coach for West Point in 1948 and later coached the New York Giants and then the Green Bay Packers. They portray this guy as beings very pious and attending mass every day while he’s a professional football coach...
However, they also describe how he was virulently against discrimination regarding homosexual players. He promoted homosexual players. It describes how he hired homosexual assistant coaches and general managers. His brother was a homosexual and his “partner” described Vince as being very supportive. Then Vince suddenly dies at the age of 57 in 1970 of all things, colorectal cancer.
I guess it reinforces your assertion that this liberalism was present in at least the US for decades prior to Vatican II. Thank you for all the work you do.
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