Posts Tagged ‘Fr Matthew Despard’

Priest alleges bullying by Church hierarchy over ‘gay mafia’ claims

Thursday, February 15th, 2024
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Scottish Catholic priest Father Matthew Despard alleges he’s been subjected to bullying by church hierarchy after publishing a book accusing the Catholic Church in Scotland of being controlled by a “powerful gay mafia”. Despite being suspended from parish duties in 2013 for his claims, Father Despard remains resolute, stating he won’t apologise for speaking the Read more

UK priest guilty of defamation over gay bullying slurs

Friday, April 24th, 2015

A priest who alleged a gay mafia was behind bullying in the Scottish church has been found guilty of defamation. A Church tribunal found that Fr Matthew Despard of St John Ogilvie in Lanarkshire had injured the reputation of the Church as well as clergy and lay people. Already under suspension, he will be removed Read more