|Shameless Cardinal O'Brien|
That was the sentence by the notorious holiness-claimer, Cardinal Keith O'Brien issued to accept that he was engaging in sex, while claiming to be celibate.
Not that this type of hypocrisy is new; it's just that it flies in the face of the holiness claimed by this deceit.
Cardinal Keith O'Brien, until 25th February, was the Cardinal and Archbishop of the Catholic Church in Scotland, UK and in that position, occupied the highest post there is in that Church in Scotland whiling topping as the most senior Catholic Clergy in the entire UK at the same time.
In that position, Cardinal O'Brien was never lacking in leading a strong campaign against homosexuality and any attempt to bring justice and equality in the general society, to the point of describing homosexuality as a "grotesque perversion". The Cardinal, intuited that gay people should hide away in shame so to be accepted; yet all the while, it was him that was engaging in sex even while making us believe that he is celibate.
It thus seems that the Cardinal was fighting an own internal battle with his life and spilling that personal hate on all other people through power and self-righteousness.
Yet the Church is complicit although banging on how it is O'Brien's personal sin to bear. It is not! This confirms the abiding culture of cover-up and putting the reputation of the institution ahead of the life of the weak who has been taken advantage of. Had the priests who Keith O'Brien molested not gone public, the same Church would have covered this up having received this complain and known for months. Goes to confirm that the now retired Pope was covering up abuses until his last day as Pope just as written here. Shame.