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The Vatican knives are out – again – for disgraced gay Cardinal Keith O'Brien. Should we feel sorry for him?

Cardinal Keith O'Brien, former Archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh, already bears the title of Most Disgraced Cardinal of the Twenty-first Century. He was the only cardinal-elector banned from voting in the conclave that elected Pope Francis. Why? Because he'd been accused of making sexual advances to young clergy, and admitted inappropriate sexual behaviour even [...]

SCOTLAND: Disgraced Cardinal Keith O'Brien Halted Sexual Abuse Inquiries

last yearLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Back in February, Cardinal Keith O'Brien resigned two days after four priests accused him of "inappropriate contact" with them while they were seminary students in the 1980s. O'Brien later issued a murky confession about behavior "below...Show More Summary

The vandalism of Scotland's Catholic heritage

The Catholic Church in Scotland has been in disarray ever since the hurried departure of Cardinal Keith O’Brien, the Archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh, this March after admitting to acts of misconduct against fellow priests and seminarians. It might have been hoped that Archbishop Philip Tartaglia, who runs the archdiocese until a successor is chosen, [...]

The 'pray the gay away' brigade should be pitied, not condemned

It's become a familiar pattern. The man in the public eye comes out against gays – and then comes out as gay himself. We've seen it with televangelist Billy James Hargis and more recently with Cardinal Keith O'Brien. Now it's the turn of Alan Chambers, who has been running the Exodus International ministry for 37 years. The [...]

See You, Jimmy!

So the Vatican has given Cardinal Keith O'Brien his marching orders to leave Scotland without investigating or reporting on the allegations of inapparopriate sexual conduct - which led to the Cardinal's resignation in the first place. Show More Summary

Cardinal O'Brien plays the compassion card and loses

This is a guest post by Tom Gallagher, professor emeritus of politics at Bradford University and an expert on Scottish Catholicism. Like an earlier post by Prof Gallagher, it will make painful reading for Cardinal Keith O'Brien. On 8 May Pope Francis took to task worldly figures in the Catholic Church who exploited the authority held [...]

Cardinal O'Brien 'ordered to leave Britain' by Vatican

Gerry Braiden of the Glasgow Herald is reporting today that Cardinal Keith O'Brien, former Archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh, has been ordered to leave Britain by the Vatican following his admission that he made sexual advances to priests during his time as Primate of Scotland. It's a terrible end to the career of a flawed [...]

Vatican Orders Cardinal O'Brien into Exile Over Gay Admissions

last yearLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Former Scottish Cardinal Keith O'Brien, the anti-gay crusader who stepped down after being accused of "inappropriate acts" with other priests, and later admitted having a long-term relationship with one of the priests whose accusations led to him getting sacked, is...

Vatican Letting Cardinal O’Brien Slide on That Whole Gay Sex Scandal Thing

last yearLGBT / Gay : Queerty

The Holy See is turning a blind eye-for-an-eye to yet another sex scandal by taking no further action over Cardinal Keith O’Brien’s admission of sexual misconduct following allegations by four priests. O’Brien resigned as the leader of the Catholic Church in Scotland in February after four priests accused him of inappropriate behavior prior to Pope [...]

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Irish gay rights activist Christopher Robson dies. Priests accusing deposed Scottish Cardinal Keith O'Brien deny being part of "gay cabal". Inside Andy Cohen's West Village apartment. Anderson Cooper meets Grumpy Cat. Berlin Bruisers are Germany's first openly gay rugby team:...

Priest Admits To Being Longtime Boyfriend Of Disgraced Scottish Cardinal Keith O’Brien

last yearLGBT / Gay : Queerty

Disgraced Cardinal Keith O’Brien, who stepped down from his post after allegations he made advances toward at least four priests, was allegedly in a “longstanding physical relationship” with one of them. The Daily Mail reports that O’Brien, former head of the Catholic Church in Scotland, had a priest boyfriend for years, one who made frequent [...]

Deposed Scottish Cardinal Keith O'Brien Had Long-term Gay Relationship with Priest Who Forced His Exit

last yearLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Former Scottish Cardinal Keith O'Brien, the anti-gay crusader who stepped down after being accused of "inappropriate acts" with other priests, had a long-term relationship with one of the priests whose accusations led to him getting sacked, the Guardian reports: Officials...

SCOTLAND: Cardinal O'Brien's Accuser Was Once His Long-Term Boyfriend

last yearLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Scotland's Herald reports that one of the priests who brought about the downfall of Cardinal Keith O'Brien was once his long-term boyfriend. The man left the priesthood in the middle of the last decade but rejoined and is living on the continent in a post the cardinal helped him secure. Show More Summary

SCOTLAND: Priest Claims "O'Brien Groped Me The Day He Became Cardinal"

last yearLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

A fifth priest has come forward to claim that disgraced Cardinal Keith O'Brien put the moves on him the very day he got the little red hat. The cardinal is alleged to have assaulted a priest at the Scots College in Rome in October 2003, hours after being awarded the red mitre by Pope John Paul II. Show More Summary

Off to a rough start in the Vatican

By Mustang Bobby The process for picking the next head of the Catholic Church is not exactly beginning well: The first day of discussion was rocked by revelations of scandal, with Scottish Cardinal Keith O'Brien admitting that he had engaged in sexual misconduct not befitting a priest, archbishop or cardinal. Show More Summary

Cardinal Sin

Here's an incredible story from The Scotsman newspaper as the scandal surrounding the behaviour the Catholic Church and Cardinal Keith O'Brien - continues to unfold. Seems to me that the Church has learned very little since the days of Cardinal Richelieu who had a favourite saying that - 'Secrecy is the first essential in affairs of state'. Show More Summary

Signorile On Cardinal Keith O'Brien

last yearLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

"Powerful closeted gay men, driven by an almost pathological fear of being exposed, many times engage in two often destructive activities: 1) speaking out against gays and homosexuality, or courting those who are anti-gay, in a desperate...Show More Summary

Resigned Scottish Cardinal Admits He Had Sex With Priests

Last week, the United Kingdom’s highest ranking Catholic official, Cardinal Keith O’Brien, resigned after accusations came out that he had inappropriate sexual relationships with several priests. At first, O’Brien contested the claims, but admitted in a statement this weekend that he is culpable for the allegations: In recent days certain allegations which have been made [...]

Cardinal Keith O’Brien Faces Vatican Inquiry After Scandal Admission

The Cardinal Keith O'Brien gay sex scandal rumbles on unabated, but as I ate my breakfast this morning, I was greeted by the news that the Cardinal has now essentially admitted to the allegations made by three priests and a former priest last week. Show More Summary

Errant Pecker Chronicles

Homophobe Scottish Cardinal Keith O’Brien is, unsurprisingly, a closeted homosexual who has been accused of sexual misconduct against other priests going back 30 years. He confessed yesterday and will retire, which is more than enough punishment, and we should leave him alone because he’s asked forgiveness from those he “offended”. Luckily, his retirement occurred before [...]

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