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Pope Accepts Resignation Of Cardinal Accused Of Sexual Misconduct

4 months agoNews : The Two-Way

Keith O'Brien, who stepped down as Archbishop of St. Andrews in Scotland two years ago, will be stripped of his privileges but not his title, the Vatican says.

Pope Strips Scandalized Cardinal of Church Position

The Catholic Archbishop of St. Andrews and Edinburgh, Cardinal Keith O’Brien, has resigned the rights and privileges of a Cardinal, making him the first Cardinal to do so since 1927.

Keith O’Brien stripped of the rank of cardinal – an extraordinary disgrace for the Scottish Church

Keith O’Brien, former Cardinal Archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh, was today stripped of the rank of cardinal by Pope Francis. Technically he has resigned. But the statement above leaves us… Continue reading The post Keith O’Brien stripped of the rank of cardinal – an extraordinary disgrace for the Scottish Church appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Pope Francis Accepts Scottish Cardinal Keith O'Brien's Resignation Following Gay Relationship Scandal

4 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Former Scottish Cardinal Keith O'Brien, the anti-gay crusader who stepped down in 2013 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...

Vatican Accepts Resignation Of Scottish Cardinal Keith O'Brien, Accused Of Sexual Harassment

4 months agoNews : Huffington Post

(RNS) Scottish Cardinal Keith O’Brien, who was accused of sexually harassing several men in a scandal that exploded on the eve of the 2013 conclave that elected Pope Francis, has renounced the “rights and privileges” of his office but...Show More Summary

Pope Francis accepts Scottish cardinal’s resignation over sexual allegations

Shamed cardinal Keith O'Brien resigns over 'inappropriate behaviour' http://t.co/Vvt16tYQWP pic.twitter.com/XS5F2Q5sqD — STV News (@STVNews) March 20, 2015

Disgraced Cardinal Resigns After Sex Inquiry

After sending him away for "penance," Pope Francis has officially accepted the resignation of disgraced cardinal Keith O'Brien. The cardinal resigned as archbishop in 2013 when he was accused of inappropriately touching four priests, but the latest move means O'Brien will give up the rights and privileges of a cardinal,...

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

2 years agoLGBT / 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

2 years agoLGBT / 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

2 years agoLGBT / 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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2 years agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

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

2 years agoLGBT / 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

2 years agoLGBT / 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

2 years agoLGBT / 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

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