I found this to be interesting. As I first started reading the article, I wondered why a Salt Lake City newspaper would post a story like this. Especially without some kind of jab to the Catholic faith or something, then I read this part:
A strong correlation » Though his family lived in Bountiful, young Richard did not have a typical LDS upbringing. His mother was not a regular at Mormon services and his father wasn’t a member until later in life. They sent their offspring to church, where the children were immersed in LDS principles and practices, but the theology didn’t go deep.
“There was not much religion in my home,” Sherlock recalls. “I mostly went to church as a teen to play sports.”
He did not serve a two-year mission for the Utah-based Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, instead focusing all his energies on school. Still, questions of faith engaged him. After graduating summa cum laude from the University of Utah in 1970, Sherlock headed to Harvard Divinity School to study moral theology and ethics.
I took the above as, if both his parents where active Mormons, they had FHE on Mondays, he went on a mission etc… This wouldn’t have happened. However if you read the comments, one of his brothers corrects the portion above:
Rick, I support your decision to find your religious path and I am glad that you are happy, you deserve to be happy. Our parents were religious and there was religion in our home. Our mother did go to church and was active in the mormon church. She held many church positions in primary, relief society and scouting. Our father through not a member of the mormon faith was very involved in scouting. Our parents listened to our nightly prayers and we always took turns blessing the food at the dinner table. Mother told me that she and father said their nightly prayers together on their knees for many years. When you were 23 and I was 16 our father was baptised into the mormon church and later they were sealed together in the temple. You ordained our father a high priest. You were encouraged to go to Harvard, and take your scholarship, by our dad who didn’t want to risk his son being drafted in 1969. Concern about the draft played a role in not going on a mission. A personal journey is a process of moving forward and it is not necessary to rewrite history. Like I said, I do support your spiritual journey because I want you to be happy. I know spirituality is a personal journey.
I know this kind of takes away from the joy of the article, but thought I should point it out.