Eén alinea is het citeren waard: Hellyer beschikt over een sensus fidei waar de gemiddelde hedendaagse theoloog en 'ongehoorzame priester' jaloers op kunnen zijn:
Ian agrees that, yes, in a church whose leaders have little direct experience of family life, he perhaps does have another perspective to offer – but he is modest about whether an example like his could prompt the Vatican to rethink its rules on celibacy. "I'm happy to be a good witness of how the married priesthood could work, but I don't have a sense that raising it as an issue is my calling in the church." he says. "I'm happy to trust the pope to take the decision."