Posts Tagged ‘Bishop Hugh Gilbert’

Scottish bishop apologises for child abuse

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

The Bishop of Aberdeen, Hugh Gilbert, on Sunday issued an apology for the abuse allegedly suffered by young boys at a Scottish boarding school over 30 years. “It is a most bitter, and distressing and shameful thing that in this former Abbey school there were a small number of baptised, consecrated, ordained Christian men, who Read more

Traditionalist group with NZ community gets canonical recognition

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

A traditionalist religious order with a community in Christchurch has been formally recognised as a diocesan institute within the Catholic Church. The Congregation of the Sons of the Most Holy Redeemer, based on a tiny windswept island in the Orkney Isles, Scotland, was formerly part of the breakaway Society of St Pius X. In a Read more

Bishop: Equality could include bigamy and even incest

Friday, August 10th, 2012

A Catholic bishop has sparked outrage among equality campaigners by suggesting that the Scottish Government could extend legislation on same-sex marriage to include bigamy and even incest, if it truly believed in equality. Bishop Hugh Gilbert of Aberdeen questioned why equality would not extend to “nieces who genuinely, truly love their uncles” and why men Read more