My ex, Pat Kane, recently wrote in the Caledonian Mercury about his mixed feelings of The Pope's visit as a Catholic who has embraced rationalism. We are both part of the secular society Benedict has been railing again. We disagree with him on homosexuality, the role of women, contraception, IVF, and the suggestion that only believers can be good people. Yet we both found the Mass at Bellahouston moving and uplifting. Perhaps that is because, as Pat says in his article, "skaffolics have the best tunes." And just to prove it, here is his version of O Godhead Hid, a fabulous hymn written by St Thomas Aquinas. In the Latin it is Adoro te Devote. It was sung at every Communion in our childhood and conveys a lot of the mystery and magic that makes the church so attractive, even in the modern age.
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