Posts Tagged ‘Cardinal Keith O’Brien’

Mercy focus at disgraced cardinal’s funeral

Monday, April 9th, 2018

Mercy and prayers for Cardinal Keith O’Brien and for those he offended were asked for at O’Brien’s funeral last week. His failings were made public in 2013 when a British weekly newspaper revealed he had made sexual advances to seminarians more than 20 years earlier. O’Brien admitted and apologised for his actions. In 2015 he Read more

Scottish archdiocese gets Vatican scrutiny over sexual misconduct

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

A top Vatican investigator has been appointed to examine claims of sexual misconduct involving clergy in the Archdiocese of St Andrews and Edinburgh. The former archbishop in Edinburgh, Cardinal Keith O’Brien, resigned amid scandal last year. Maltese auxiliary Bishop Charles Scicluna has been asked to listen to and report the testimony of past and present Read more

Catholic Church in Scotland reveals abuse case details

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

The Roman Catholic Church in Scotland is to publish details of abuse allegations made between 2006 and 2012, the BBC reported. The church said it would reveal the number of incidents reported, their nature and the results of investigations into them. It will also carry out an audit of all historic abuse allegations made between Read more

British peer sees clerical celibacy as torture

Friday, March 8th, 2013

Comparing clerical celibacy to torture, a British peer has voiced a public defence of disgraced Cardinal Keith O’Brien and criticised the Catholic Church for not allowing him to have a sex life. Cardinal O’Brien resigned as Archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh after the public release of accusations that he had made homosexual advances on Read more

Cardinal Keith O’Brien to face Vatican inquiry?

Friday, March 8th, 2013

Cardinal Keith O’Brien is likely to face a Vatican inquiry over the allegations of sexual misconduct that led to his resignation as Archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh, according to The Independent newspaper. It said Vatican spokesmen refused to confirm whether an investigation would be launched but the Scottish Catholic Media Office said it expected Read more

Cardinal O’Brien admits lapses in sexual conduct

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

Scottish Cardinal Keith O’Brien has said he will spend the rest of his life in retirement after admitting “there have been times that my sexual conduct has fallen below the standards expected of me as a priest, archbishop and cardinal”. Cardinal O’Brien had been the most senior Catholic in Britain until his resignation was accepted Read more

Catholic Cardinals rarely retire

Friday, March 1st, 2013

Only five Catholic cardinals, considered princes of the church who vote for the pope, have resigned — or been kicked out – since 1791. When British Cardinal Keith O’Brien announced his resignation Monday as a Scottish archbishop, he also said he would not do the most important task of a cardinal: vote for the next Read more

Cardinal O’Brien resigns, accused of inappropriate behaviour

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Britain’s senior Catholic clergyman, Cardinal Keith O’Brien, has stepped down after three priests and a former priest accused him of inappropriate behaviour towards them in the 1980s. The four, from the cardinal’s archdiocese of St Andrews and Edinburgh, complained to apostolic nuncio Archbishop Antonio Mennini days before Pope Benedict’s unexpected resignation. The allegations were then Read more

Church outraged after cardinal named Bigot of the Year

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

The Catholic Church in Scotland is outraged after its leader, Cardinal Keith O’Brien, was named Bigot of the Year by Britain’s largest gay advocacy. Stonewall, a charity which claims 10,000 members, made the award at an annual ceremony in London in reaction to the cardinal’s stance against the Scottish government’s intention to legalise same-sex marriage. Read more

Scotland’s students will be taught the normality of gay marriage

Friday, September 14th, 2012

Parents in Scotland will be powerless to prevent their children from being taught about gay marriage and teachers could be forced out of their jobs if they fail to teach the normality of gay marriage. These are just some of the claims made by leading human rights lawyer, Aidan O’Neill QC, in a legal opinion Read more