For many years, before they were officially sidelined, Bolton attended mass at the local chapter of Dignity, an organisation of gay and lesbian Catholics. It was a rough time for many American Catholics of a liturgical mindset as few parishes delivered on the promises of Vatican II to renew the liturgy according to the Liturgical Movement that Bolton was very much a part of and indeed what passed for liturgy at Dignity wasn’t – in his phrase – “all that it might be.” Still, he was committed to the concept and community.

This little cut (as newspaper images were once called)  was produced rather in a hurry for the Dignity newsletter on the occasion of their “Valentine’s” Day celebration in the late 1970’s. He took the whole matter with his customary grain of salt.  Again it shows his grasp of graphic design and his debt to artists like Thomas Bewick.

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