Anyone in the right place in Edinburgh, Scotland where I live will know Keith and know he is 100% homosexual, he never denies it. He does however deny praying on kids and performing sexual acts on them or forcing them to perform sexual acts on him. I had a ‘Debate’ with an American Catholic over this and his reply said it all “But Shaun, other Religions do this also” Right there is our problem. No Religion will take the blame for something without trying to drag someone or something else in to the story to ‘Make it all go away’ But isn’t that the Catholic way? Go to Church on Sunday and say “I was a Peadophile on Tuesday, I confess my sins, I am sorry” and all is well. What a horrible way to live, what a horrible religion. Of course I know hundreds of Catholics but I must tell the story, the truth and expose and share stories others may not get due to them not reading the article.
https://shaunynews.com/2014/07/06/homosexuality-and-the-catholic-church/ – Accepted Gay within Catholic Church
Of course none of this is breaking or new news. It should be a UN cause!!
DISGRACED Cardinal Keith O’Brien was a “predator” who was involved in dozens of cases of sexual misconduct dating back 30 years, it has been claimed.
In an interview with the Catholic newspaper The Tablet, an unnamed priest alleges there were multiple incidents of sexual misconduct by O’Brien against seminarians and young clergy dating back to 1985, the year the cardinal became archbishop. The man, who is one of five to have previously made allegations against the cardinal, said he believed that at least 40 cases took place between 1985 and 2010.
He said that the cardinal acted afterwards “as if nothing had happened…he blanked it completely.” Asked why he did not make a complaint at the time, he replied: “Who would have believed me? Who could I have gone to that would have taken me seriously. The cardinal had his lawyers and they would have crushed me.”
He added: “You’re controlled. You have no freedom of movement, of action. He can determine what your life is like.” The priest also alleges that the cardinal approached individuals in the guise of a confessor in order to groom them for sexual contact. “This is not a matter of people coming to him to confess, but him approaching them,” he said. The priest said clergy might not have complained if Cardinal O’Brien had had a long-term partner.
Is the timing of Cardinal Keith O’Brien’s resignation a coincidence? (2 years ago this story broke)
Via STV News on You Tube
“It’s not the fact that he was gay, which everyone knew about. But that he was a predator,” he said. The cardinal has now left Scotland and will no longer play a part in public life.
Last week the Catholic Church announced he would retain the title of cardinal, but had been formally stripped of the “rights and duties” of the role after an investigation.
Responding to the latest allegations made in The Tablet, a spokesman said: “Cardinal O’Brien refers any further inquiries regarding his past or present situation to the statements issued by the Holy See Press Office on Friday 20 March 2015 or by himself on the same date.”
In a statement issued on 20 March, O’Brien said: “I wish to repeat the apology which I made to the Catholic Church and the people of Scotland some two years ago now on 3 March 2013. I then said that there have been times that my sexual conduct has fallen below the standards expected of me. For that, I am deeply sorry. I thank Pope Francis for his fatherly care of me and of those I have offended in any way.
“I will continue to play no part in the public life of the Church in Scotland; and will dedicate the rest of my life in retirement, praying especially for the Archdiocese of St Andrews and Edinburgh, for Scotland, and for those I have offended in any way.”
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