Tragically, the news coming from Scotland continues to be gravely disturbing. The Daily Record reports that police are actively investigating homosexual rape and physical abuse of young men. Though this seems terrible for the Church in Scotland - and it is - at least it is the beginning of purification. No longer can and will these abominable sins and crimes be covered up. Though the hierarchy and many in the clergy wish that this be so. But it will not be. People will no longer sit by silently and allow such filth to remain in the Church. Witness will not remain silent. As a Catholic and Scot I shall continue to openly fight for the Church in my Mother country. May God convert Scotland and free the Church from the enemies of Christ.
Yet, we should not look at Scotland and believe that other countries are immune to such evil. Unfortunately, similar crimes and sins have and are being committed in other locations. Canada too is not immune, and time will reveal all. Scotland does not have a monopoly on vice.
ALLEGATIONS of sex abuse by priests at another Catholic order are being probed by police, the Sunday Mail can reveal today.
Men from Scotland, England and Ireland claim to have been attacked between 1960 and 1980.
Police are investigating the alleged abuse at the Verona Fathers Junior Seminary in Mirfield, near Huddersfield, Yorkshire.
A civil court case is also being prepared by those who say they were abused by priests at the order.
Five men have made allegations against priests at Mirfield.
One of them, who asked not to be named, told the Sunday Mail: “This matter needs to be out in the open. This dates back 40 years and is very traumatic for all involved. People are moving from being victims to being survivors.
“What happened cuts across every aspect of people’s lives. It takes in Scotland, England and Ireland. The Catholic Church draws from broad communities.
“The result of recruitment drives many years ago is that a bunch of boys were brought together into this seminary, under the care and guidance of Catholic priests.