The action taken by Archbishop Nichols to halt the so called gay Masses at the church of Our Lady of the Assumption, Warwick Street, Soho and to transfer the pastoral care of the same sex attraction community to the Jesuits at Farm Street is, at first glance, laudable.
But, as the rumours begin and as my cynicism sets to work, the concern must be, to question if that really is an end to the homosexual Masses or are they merely being transferred.
If the latter is the case then who better to conduct such Masses than the Jesuits, now an order based upon jeans and sweaters rather than the yoke of Christ.
And, if these Masses of exclusion do continue then I hope and pray that the Cardinal's hat does not end up on the coat rack in Archbishop's House.
And, for those who may feel that my choice of wording in the headline to this post is not quite politically in order, let me state that the term "Queer Street" is used to describe getting into a state of disarray, getting in a pickle.
Which is just what Vin Rouge may be doing if he lets the abuses continue.
Time for a Dry Mennini!