Cardinal Keith Obrien

Disgraced Cardinal Should Stay Away From Scotland, Says Sucessor

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.09.2013 | UK

Disgraced Scottish Cardinal Keith O'Brien should stay away from Scotland, his sucessor has warned, after allegations of inappropriate sexual behaviour...

Disgraced Cardinal Blocked Sex Abuse Probe

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.08.2013 | UK

A disgraced former Cardinal blocked an inquiry into sexual abuse in the church, it has been revealed. The Catholic Church confirmed Keith O'Brien h...

Cardinal Keith O'Brien To Leave Scotland For 'Spiritual Renewal'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 15.05.2013 | UK

Disgraced Cardinal Keith O'Brien, who admitted that his sexual conduct had "fallen beneath the standards" expected of him, "will be leaving Scotland f...

Cardinal Sex Scandal 'A Serious Blow' To Scottish Catholics

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 04.03.2013 | UK

Cardinal Keith O'Brien's temporary successor has told a congregation there is little doubt the credibility and moral authority of the Catholic Church ...

Keith O'Brien, Catholicism and Sexuality

Tim Whitmarsh | Posted 03.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Tim Whitmarsh

I don't want to join the queue of ill-wishers wagging fingers at Keith O'Brien, the fallen leader of the Catholic Church in Scotland. The poor man is surely experiencing that kind of hell on earth that only Catholic guilt can generate.

Cardinal Admits Sexual Conduct 'Below Standards Expected Of Me'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 04.03.2013 | UK

Cardinal Keith O'Brien has admitted that his sexual conduct had at times "fallen below the standards expected of me as a priest, archbishop and cardin...

Cardinal Keith O'Brien's Resignation 'Sad', Says Alex Salmond

PA | Posted 27.04.2013 | UK Politics

Scotland's First Minister has spoken of his sadness at the resignation of Cardinal Keith O'Brien, whom he described as a "good man for his church and ...

Cardinal Keith O'Brien Resigns To Contest 'Inappropriate Behaviour' Claims

Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.02.2013 | UK

Cardinal Keith O'Brien has resigned to contest claims of inappropriate behaviour. Three priests and a former priest complained to the Vatican about...

Cardinal Should Help Pick Next Pope Despite Allegations, Says Leading Catholic

Posted 24.02.2013 | UK

Britain's most senior Roman Catholic cleric should be allowed to help choose the next Pope despite facing allegations of inappropriate behaviour, the ...

Let Priests Marry, Says Britain's Top Catholic

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 22.02.2013 | UK

Priests should be able to get married because they find celibacy "difficult", Britain's most senior Roman Catholic has said. Cardinal Keith O'Brien...

How Can We Expect the Kids to Sort Their Behaviour Out?

James Wharton | Posted 19.01.2013 | UK Universities & Education
James Wharton

While the focus of this week's National Anti-Bullying Week will be aimed at children and teenagers, we mustn't overlook and forget the vast number of adults, some of whom are public officials, who equally need to take heed of this important annual event.

Church Acts Over Gay Marriage Plans

Posted 26.08.2012 | UK

A letter criticising the Scottish Government for supporting plans to legalise gay marriage will be read out in all of the country's Catholic parishes ...

Gay Marriage: Scottish Government To Make Decision On Plans

Posted 31.01.2013 | UK Politics

The Scottish government is due to announce its decision on plans to introduce same-sex marriage on Tuesday, following a cabinet meeting in Edinburgh. ...

Senior Catholic Attacks Cameron And His 'Rich Chums'

PA | Posted 29.06.2012 | UK Politics

One of Britain's most senior Roman Catholics has accused David Cameron of ignoring the poor while protecting his "very rich colleagues" in the City. ...

God Forgive Them

Matthew Todd | Posted 03.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Matthew Todd

After Cardinal Keith O'Brien's letter of condemnation was read out in mass two weeks ago, I have heard of mothers of gay kids being reduced to tears and reasonable straight folk who refused to sign their petition getting into rows with their priests. The sad thing is that there are a huge amount of gay people who do have a faith and wish to play an active part. The Church has no idea how much damage it is doing to itself before an entirely new generation that is too young to remember the explicit hatred I and my generation lived through.

The Funniest Jokes Of The Week (As Told On Twitter)

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 09.03.2012 | UK Comedy

Well, as some very funny people once said, that was the week that was. The week of the new iPad Twelfty. The week of Vladimir Putin's shock victory...

Tories Warned: Support Gay Marriage Or We Lose

Posted 31.01.2013 | UK Politics

The Conservative Party will become unelectable if it fails to unite behind plans to introduce gay marriage, a cabinet minister is expected to warn. ...

Catholic Outrage Over Gay Marriage 'Is About Homophobia, Not Religion'

The Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 31.01.2013 | UK

The debate over gay marriage has escalated as secular and gay rights groups hit back at suggestions the sanctity of marriage could be undermined by le...

How Not to Argue Against Gay Marriage

Greg Jenner | Posted 05.05.2012 | UK Politics
Greg Jenner

Cardinal Keith O'Brien seems to possess the philosophical subtlety of a pot plant, and the communication skills of a cringe-inducing Ricky Gervais character, capable only of digging himself deeper and deeper into the quagmire of outrage with the utterance of every idiotic vowel.

Who Said It: Cardinal Keith O'Brien Or Rick Santorum? (QUIZ)

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 05.03.2012 | UK Comedy

The leader of the Catholic Church in Scotland, Cardinal Keith O'Brien, has caused a storm over his remarks in the Sunday Telegraph - and on Radio 4's ...

Cardinal Keith O'Brien Defends Comparing Gay Marriage To Legalising Slavery

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 31.01.2013 | UK Politics

The leader of the Catholic Church in Scotland has defended comparing the introduction of gay marriage to the legalisation of slavery. Cardinal O'Br...

Catholic Church Leader Blasts Gay Marriage Plans

PA | Posted 31.01.2013 | UK Politics

David Cameron faces fresh pressure from church leaders over the Government's plans for gay marriage. Cardinal Keith O'Brien, the leader of the Catholi...