|Fr. Matthew Despard|
This morning, when I read the Daily Record, I was shocked to read of possible action being taken against Fr. Despard for telling the truth about a long standing problem amongst clergy in Scotland: gay bullying, priests breaking their vows of celibacy and committing sodomy; the cover-up of these abominations by the hierarchy. Actions against Fr. Despard will only confirm the truth of his book. What is needed is a transparent investigation into the local Church; not a cover-up.
|A photo of active homosexual Cardinal O'Brien still on the|
Diocese of Motherwell website
Forgive me, for it grieves me that I have to report to you on such an issue on Easter Morning. However, this morning we are celebrating the Resurrection of the Eternal High Priest. In defending the priesthood He established, we are also honouring Him. So, in this spirit, I bring to your attention Fr. Despard. We do not know what the future holds for Fr. Despard. I ask you to pray for Fr. Despard and all good Catholic priests in Scotland. The Church, in my motherland, is undergoing a terrible crisis. Please pray for Scotland.
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