I’ve just read the following quote in a book about the “war on drugs.” It was said originally about the harassment of Billie Holiday by U.S. Law Enforcement officers but it could equally (and yes, I do mean equally) apply to what Bishop Wharton, his henchmen and successors and my former parishioners and colleagues did to me.
“The cruellest thing you can do to someone is to
take away the thing that is most dear to them.”
Yep. I can tell you from experience that is a true a thing as can possibly be said.