Grief, loss and depression are subjects that men find hard to talk about. But in political life where a thick skin is mandatory for doing the job, keeping a stoic face in public life can come at great personal cost.
Throughout his civic life, John said that his Catholic faith had been a guide. "It's been my comfort and my guiding principle. It imbued me with a sense of ethics that as a politician has stood me in good stead, even when it made me unpopular at times." - Dan McAloon, Catholic Outlook (click below for full article)