[UPDATE: April 20th, status of Fr. Despard with the Diocese of Motherwell]
In conversation with Montfort, on the homosexual crisis in Scotland, he informed me that news reached him only the other day from a relative, that this same relative had been informed by a lady who at one time worked in a seminary in Scotland 40 years ago and that the seminary was "rife with homosexuals".
We, at Witness, believe that it is time Catholics spoke out. We call on all to contact the Apostolic Nuncio to the United Kingdom on the issue of Fr. Matthew Despard. We believe that this good priest should continue his ministry. His courageous step to publish the book "Priesthood in Crisis" is something to be defended.
Archbishop Antonio Mennini
Apostolic Nunciature of Holy See
Phone: 020 8944 7189
Fax: 020 8947 2494