Fr. Matthew Despard, a priest of the Diocese of Motherwell, about whom this blog has written and defended over a number of years has been found "guilty" on 21 of 26 canonical charges against him, by a local church "court" established by Bishop Joseph Toal, the Ordinary of the Diocese of Motherwell.
Readers may be aware that Fr. Despard, along with others, such as Fr. Patrick Lawson (also driven from the priesthood), or laymen, such as abuse victim Pat McEwan (mocked by the previous bishop as a drunkard), are all brave men who have publicly stood up to the homosexual juggernaut that dominates the local Catholic Church in Scotland. While good priests are thrown out, priests who have committed homosexual acts continue in the active priesthood, even receiving promotions, such as "Fr". Paul Milarvie. Truly iniquity abounds.
This blog is blessed to have "eyes and ears" on the ground in Motherwell. Witness will continue to monitor the situation closely. The following was sent to Montfort by his contacts in Motherwell.