We’ve been keeping a fairly tight lip on the Cardinal O’Brien situation of late, partly because of the confusing mix of schadenfreude and pity that we’ve been feeling, but mainly because at the heart of matter, there are several innocent parties that have been subjected to his heinous behavior.
However, it is a global issue and deserves to be addressed. We can’t think of a better way than by sharing this blog from honey-in-residence Josef Church-Woods.
On Sunday last week,Cardinal Keith O’Brien, the former head of the Catholic Church in Scotland, admitted to inappropriate “sexual conduct” in relation to recent accusations made by several priests, and one former priest.
According to the men in question, O’Brien abused his position of power on many occasions over the last 20 years, orchestrating situations where his unwanted sexual advances were deemed impossible for them to refuse. O’Brien’s statement on Sunday, though somewhat vague, would appear to validate the allegations and speaks volumes about his character and integrity.