Friend of Keith O’Brien says the shamed cardinal would be “broken” if he is banned from returning to Scotland

Friend of Keith O’Brien says the shamed cardinal would be “broken” if he is banned from returning to Scotland

From the link:

CANON John Creanor has vowed to take legal action if O’Brien is forced into exile by the Vatican.

Cardinal Keith O'Brien

Cardinal Keith O’Brien

SHAMED Cardinal Keith O’Brien would be “broken” if he is banned from returning to Scotland, according to a friend.

The Vatican last week announced O’Brien would leave the country for several months “for the purpose of spiritual renewal, prayer and penance”.

But a parish priest who has spoken on his behalf said he had become extremely depressed by his enforced exile.

Canon John Creanor said: “The last time I spoke to the Cardinal he was utterly defeated.

“He loves Scotland. He’s made his life and his name here. I can be certain that if he were denied to come back to Scotland again he would be broken.”

O’Brien, 75, resigned in February after three priests and a former priest alleged improper conduct in the 1980s.

He later admitted improper advances to several young priests.

Canon Creanor has vowed to take legal action if O’Brien is forced into exile by the Vatican.

He said: “If he gets banned from coming back to Scotland and Dunbar I have got a legal team standing by.

“Whoever says to the Cardinal you cannot return to Scotland nor can you go to Dunbar, the place that you are longing to retire to, I will take to court.

“Whoever tells him that he cannot return to Scotland, whoever deals with their legal side of things, will have something land on their table that morning.

“Whatever legal redress that I can take will be taken to keep the Cardinal in Scotland. But I hope it won’t be necessary.”

Meanwhile, a former Episcopalian bishop of Edinburgh has compared the Vatican’s attempt to exile O’Brien to the CIA’s “extraordinary

The Right Rev Richard Holloway said that the move flouted international law.

He said: “There is certainly something medieval about the ancient puishment of exile upon a broken man, though the CIA’s practice of extraordinary rendition may be a closer parallel.”

But O’Brien’s accusers have said they have been vindicated for making official complaints.

Catherine Deveney, the journalist who has been representing his accusers, said last month: “There is obvious sadness for Keith O’Brien as a man, but this was about Keith O’Brien the cardinal.

“So there is a mixture of sadness, a bit of relief they have been vindicated and I would say that there has also been a little bit of anger that it took all of this to get to where we are.”


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The Catechism offers a clear moral teaching: "Rape is the forcible violation of the sexual intimacy of another person. It does injury to justice and charity. Rape deeply wounds the respect, freedom, and physical and moral integrity to which every person has a right. It causes grave damage that can mark the victim for life. It is always an intrinsically evil act. Graver still is the rape of children committed by parents (incest) or those responsible for the education of the children entrusted to them." (no. 2356) Note that rape is "an intrinsically evil act," meaning that it is evil at its very root, nothing justifies it, and it is objectively a mortal sin. An evil act was done against me, a crime, by a priest at St Thomas More Parish in Durham, NH. An evil and a crime I will no longer keep silent about. Those who perpetrate crimes against children, especially those of the Roman Catholic Church, should all be punished for their crimes against children. Anything less would be criminal.

Posted on May 20, 2013, in Bill Donohue, Cardinal Keith O'Brien, Catholic League, Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, Child Sex Abuse, Clergy Abuse, Clergy Sex Abuse, Priest Child Sex Abuse, Religion, Roman Catholic Church, Roman Catholic Church Sex Abuse, Uncategorized, Vatican, William A Donohue and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. How dare this man say these things? I know from everything I have read that the Scottish people do NOT want this twisted man in their midsts but because of this these defenders of this evil will do legal action against anyone who demands he leaves the country?

    Every day I see more and more of this. I and my family are now leaving the Roman Catholic Church. We cannot in good conscious participate in this evil by going to this church any longer.

    I know we are not supposed to judge others for only God himself can judge, but I know God and Jesus Christ and I can say they would condemn this whole lot to an eternity in hell and not heaven.

    To be free from sin and accept the grace of Jesus you MUST repent from your sins and these men have not repented. Therefore the Grace of Jesus wil NOT be upon them when they appear before Him for judgement.

  2. What about Forgiveness?

    • Forgiveness comes when they truly repent of their evil. Even Jesus Christ said so. So am I supposed to be more than whom these scum who rape children or are hypocritical bigots of your religion profess to follow when I do not even believe in Jesus Christ any longer?

      When each and every Cardinal, Archbishop, Bishop and Pope whom against there is overwhelming evidence against they helped participate in the mass coverups of child rapes by their priests and their psychotic abusive nuns beating the crap out of kids, turn themselves into the authorities and submit to prosecution…..then we will talk about forgiveness. Unless and until they all do so….then there will be NO FORGIVENESS FROM ME OR MANY MANY OTHERS WHO SUFFERED AT THESE SCUMBAGS HANDS.

      Then again, I am willing to bet while Cardinal Keith O’Brien was spewing his rabid and venomous anti gay crap from his well used outhouse piehole from the pulpit, condemning gays and lesbians and same sex marriage and equating them to Satan’s spawn, you were cheering him on…so how do you feel after he admitted to his crap? His homosexual relationships and his rapes of seminary students? Oh yeah…guess we should just forgive the scumbag too for moving around child rapist priests in Scotland to other parishes and turning a blind eye to it all….and I am willing to bet you would drop to your knees and kiss his ring and ass if you had a chance to right now….along with a few other things….oh wait, you’re a woman….one whom is considered inferior to all the men in the Roman Catholic Church and your only duty is to shut the hell up and produce kids for the Unholy Roman Catholic Church… you…a woman…can defend these scumbag neanderthal rapist men…..and look at yourself in the mirror, with what they say against women in the first place….and all the rapes and abuses of children and teenagers by their priests….how the hell can YOU even look at yourself in a mirror?

      • Here are a few other thoughts about you parishioners, especially the female ones.

        Women are looked upon as second class citizens within the church. You are not allowed to become priests. There are some amazingly incredible nuns who go out of their way to do what is truly the work of Jesus Christ. They are much more Christ-like than the male leaders of your church by far. That is also not to say that there are not some good priests and other leaders either. Yet, your Roman Catholic Church resembles the Harlot of the bible perfectly…and it will be destroyed…by it’s own doing.

        From the Unholy Roman Catholic Inquisitions and tortures, where they slaughtered millions of innocent people, mostly women….to the child rapes and cover ups of this by your leaders…to the money laundering criminal actions of the Vatican bank…to the outrageously corrupt and evil Curia and leaders currently in command of the church….all of this is bringing about the Unholy Roman Catholic Church downfall.

        Each and every female parishioner should get off their asses and march for not only themselves, but for their own children whom were raped and harmed by the priests and beaten on by the nuns. These were YOUR children and instead of being real mothers, you turned your damn backs on your children and put the church first, before your children, just like your leaders did to us when their priests were raping us. So YOU are just as guilty for these crimes as the priests who raped us and used us for sex toys, to the nuns who beat the crap out of the girls at the Magdalene Laundries, to the leaders who turned a blind eye and covered it up. You women of the church are supposed to be the true protectors of the children of the church and instead you bury your noses up the leaders asses to smell their shit cause you seem to love the smell of their shit.

        My Memere and Godmother would be ashamed of all of you and would have left the church a long time ago if they knew some priest was raping one of their kids….and would have made damn sure the rapist priest and the leader of the local parish who covered it up were sitting in prison for the rest of their lives instead of some luxury halfway house they send these child raping perverts to so they can rape even more children.

        So you ask for forgiveness from us survivors of these horrors? Yeah we will give it to them…when they earn it and deserve it.

  3. I would LOVE to see you have as much pity and love for the victims whom were broken by the perverts and abusers of your Unholy Roman Catholic Church as you do for the rapists who raped us and the leaders who covered it up.

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