Umber (21.16 — Leroy’s Story)
May 13, 2012 § 2 Comments
Vera had a lot of questions for the priest, especially about the sacrament of penance. When Father Hoolihan explained the mechanics of the confessional, she seemed disappointed at first. I think she hoped the confessional doors led to tunnels that snaked around underneath Kearney. But she seemed intrigued by the idea that a priest could wipe away someone’s sins.
I wanted to tell Vera it was all a load of hogwash, but something made me change my mind.
Vera thought I was interested in Catholicism, so I decided to play along, y’know what I’m sayin’? I kept going to the classes just so I could hear her talk some more. Plus it kept Florence off my back — for awhile.