"He's an Anglo-Catholic"

'Our Lady of Walsingham' at the Slipper Chapel, Walsingham, Norfolk
Creative Commons Attribution'Our Lady of Walsingham' at the Slipper Chapel, Walsingham, Norfolk - Credit: Thorvaldsson, Wikimedia Commons
 Anglo-Catholicism is the branch of the Anglican Church which is closest in practice and belief to the Roman Catholic Church; for example, most Anglo-Catholics  pay devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary, particularly under the title Our Lady of Walsingham.

It is sometimes described as High Church.

Anglo-Catholicism was promoted from the 1830s onwards by a group known as the Oxford Movement or Tractarians, whose leaders included John Keble, John Henry Newman and Edward Bouverie Pusey; Newman eventually converted to Catholicism.

Traditionally, Anglo-Catholicism has been seen as attractive to, and sympathetic to, gay priests.

Readers of Brideshead Revisited may recall Cousin Jasper's warning to Charles Ryder:

Beware of the Anglo-Catholics - they're all sodomites with unpleasant accents.