Tony Abbott on why he left the priesthood

Thanks to Laurie Cousins (@sydneysiderblue)  for giving @NoFibs the hard copy of this piece. By Tony Abbott August 18. 1987 Source: The Bulletin I  WAS AGHAST to realise that something within me, long sickening, had quietly died and felt as a husband might feel who, in the fourth year of his  marriage, suddenly  knew that he no longer had any de sire, or tenderness, or esteem for a once  beloved  wife; no pleasure in her company; no wish  to please; no curiosity about anything she might ever do or say or think; no hope of setting things right, no self­ reproach for the disaster… I had played  every scene in the […]