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Scottish Catholic Media Office
I apologize for this rather "in your face" photo of the now disgraced Keith Cardinal O'Brien. It is not everyday that readers of a Catholic blog will be welcomed by a photo of a Cardinal Archbishop who has admitted grave moral indiscretions. But it came from the Scottish Catholic Media Office!
My story begins in trying to find some official information either confirming or denying media reports that O'Brien has been ordered by Rome to leave Scotland. I found nothing on this news report, but found a link to a "Cardinal O'Brien Lapel Pin Cross".
The Scottish hierarchy just does not get it. There seems to be no understanding that committing perverted sexual acts is gravely sinful. There seems to be no understanding that the committal of such acts by priests is even more grotesque. How can the SCMO maintain this Lapel Pin Cross after O'Brien's own admission of guilt? And this even after the Pope ordered further investigations into O'Brien. Now, this may well be a sickening example of bureaucratic ineptitude (as we had to endure here in Canada with the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, the CCCB keeping on their website photos and even speeches of the convicted homosexual pedophile-porn bishop, Raymond Lahey).
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