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Author O'Loughlin, Michael J. (Writer in Washington, DC), author.

Title Hidden mercy : AIDS, Catholics, and the untold stories of compassion in the face of fear / Michael J. O'Loughlin
Published Minneapolis, MN : Broadleaf Books, [2021]


Description 1 online resource (vi, 281 pages)
Contents 1. Time was of the essence -- 2. "Through their own fault" -- 3. Hospital sisters -- 4. "It has to be a gay person" -- 5. Catholic to the bones -- 6. "An intrinsic moral evil" -- 7. Saint Vincent's -- 8. Letter of the law -- 9. "Stop the Church" -- 10. "You couldn't say it was wrong" -- 11. Born this way -- 12. Priests with AIDS -- 13. Friends of Dorothy -- 14. A tangible love -- 15. Redeemed in San Francisco -- 16. A Church filled with gospel love -- 17. "Just who the hell are these two nuns?" -- 18. AIDS crucifixion -- Epilogue: New York
Summary The height of the AIDS crisis in the United States in the 1980s and 1990s left many profound stories that remained untold. In Hidden Mercy, gay Catholic journalist Michael O'Loughlin uncovers the stories of Catholics who at great personal cost chose compassion. A compelling picture of those who responded to human suffering with mercy, offering insights for LGBTQ and other people of faith struggling to find a home in religious communities today
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed on December 1, 2021)
Subject Church work with the sick -- Catholic Church.
AIDS (Disease) -- Patients -- Religious life
AIDS phobia.
AIDS phobia
HIV/AIDS -- Patients -- Religious life
LGBTQ+ Roman Catholics
AIDS (Disease) -- Patients -- Religious life
Church work with the sick -- Catholic Church
AIDS phobia
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781506467719