Feb 23, 2013 Britischer Kardinal fordert Ende des Zölibats
Er ist der ranghöchste Katholik Schottlands, bald wird er den neuen Papst mitwählen: Jetzt hat Kardinal Keith O'Brien gefordert, das Eheverbot für katholische Priester zu überdenken. Für mehr Rechte für Homosexuelle reicht sein Reformeifer jedoch nicht aus.
May 15, 2008 The Hybrid Cardinal
There is a curious anomaly about Cardinal Keith O'Brien. Here is a man who defended the notorious radio-priest, Fr 'Andy' Monaghan when he effectively condoned fornication, abortion, and divorce on his phone-in radio programme, and yet now he has been made Cardinal, he is forever 'grabbing the headlines' by complaining about the self-same things! By Iain Colquhoun.
Sept 07, 2007 Cardinal cuts links with Amnesty
Scotland's most senior Roman Catholic has resigned from Amnesty International in protest at its new stance on abortion. The cardinal had been a member of Amnesty since he was a student.
Jun 12, 2007 Let Scotland Make its Own Laws on Abortion
Cardinal Keith O’Brien, Archbishop of St. Andrews and Edinburgh, stated yesterday that the Parliament of Scotland should be able to decide important national issues such as abortion for itself, the Scotsman reports.
Jun 05, 2007 Cardinal sounds abortion warning
Catholic politicians who defend abortion should not expect to remain full church members, Scotland's most senior Roman Catholic has warned.
Jun 05, 2007 1967 Abortion Act "a pack of lies"
In a strongly-worded sermon to be delivered this afternoon at St Mary's Cathedral in Edinburgh, Cardinal Keith O'Brien will describe the claims and assurances made at the time of the passing of the 1967 Abortion Act were no more than a "pack of lies" which amounted to "lies and misinformation masquerading as compassion and truth".
Jun 04, 2007 La legge sull’aborto è una “sfilza di bugie”
In una forte omelia pronunciata nel pomeriggio del 31 maggio, Festa della Visitazione, nella cattedrale di Santa Maria di Edimburgo (Scozia), il Cardinale Keith O’Brien ha descritto le affermazioni risalenti a quando è stata approvata la Legge sull’Aborto nel 1967 come una “sfilza di bugie” che includevano “menzogne e disinformazione mascherate da compassione e verità”.
Sept 25, 2006 Cardinal Keith O'Brien at Edinburgh peace rally
Cardinal Keith O'Brien gave the following address yesterday at the end of the 'Long Walk for Peace' in Edinburgh. The Cardinal took part in a symbolic 'foot washing' for marchers at St John's Episcopal Church, Princes Street, before walking to the Scottish Parliament for a rally in the afternoon.
Jul 03, 2006 Don’t replace ‘immoral’ Trident missile system
The storing, accumulating and replacing of nuclear weapons risks the immoral use of weapons of mass destruction, said the president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Scotland, urging the British government not to replace the Trident nuclear missile system.
May 17, 2006 Cardinal O'Brien welcomes Darfur peace agreement
Cardinal Keith O'Brien, who visited the troubled Darfur region of Sudan earlier this year with Scottish aid agency SCIAF, has cautiously welcomed the recent agreement as the first step towards peace.
Feb 22, 2006 Cardinal sees hope amid horror of African nightmare
'THE men had their ears cut off - cut right into the skull. One said he had been stripped and beaten. Another had also had his lips cut off, you could see the scars. He told me stories of other people who had had their lips padlocked. Man's inhumanity to man is quite startling."
Feb 11, 2006 Cardinal returns from Sudan trip
Cardinal Keith O'Brien has returned to Scotland after visiting families who are returning to the Sudan after fleeing the civil war.
Jan 30, 2006 Cardinal in ethnic row over 'Christian Scotland' remarks
"In a re-Christianised Scotland I would certainly respect the beliefs of people of other faiths, the great world faiths, and acknowledge when they are celebrating their feasts, just as they acknowledge when we celebrate the feast of Christmas and these sort of things."
Nov 24, 2005 Cardinal welcomes stamps
In a letter sent this week to the head of the Royal Mail Stamp Programme, Cardinal Keith O'Brien has congratulated the Royal Mail on the designs chosen for the 2005 first and second class stamps.
Nov 06, 2005 Churches make Gulf War help call
Leading Scottish churchmen have called on the UK Government to do more to help the servicemen and women who became seriously ill after the 1991 Gulf War.
Oct 15, 2005 Cardinal to criticise Parliament's "unjust and immoral laws."
Cardinal Keith O'Brien will tomorrow - Sunday 9 October 2005 - use the occasion of the annual "Red Mass" (Mass for the legal profession) at St.Mary's Cathedral in Edinburgh to launch a strongly worded challenge to Scottish parliamentarians "intent on enacting unjust and immoral laws."
Sept 28, 2005 Cardenal pide a escoceses no experimentar con niños ni con uniones homosexuales
El Arzobispo de Edimburgo, Cardenal Keith O’Brien, señaló que a las parejas de hecho y homosexuales no se les debe otorgar la adopción de niños porque no es justo experimentar con los menores, refiriéndose a las recomendaciones de un grupo de “expertos” avalados por el Gobierno escocés que propone otorgarles este derecho.
Sept 28, 2005 Cardinal says gay adoption will harm children
The leader of Scotland’s Roman Catholics has described proposals to allow homosexual couples to adopt as a “distorted social experiment” which risks making children gay.
Jun 13, 2005 Churches wary of adoption changes
Scotland's Churches have expressed doubts about government moves to improve rights on adoption for unmarried and same sex couples.
Jun 02, 2005 Cardinal says priests will marry
The leader of Scotland's Catholics has risked reigniting a row over married priests by predicting the Vatican will eventually relent and allow the practice.
May 06, 2005 Crack down on preachers’ attacks on minorities at Holyrood
Scottish parliament bosses have banned ministers and priests from addressing MSPs unless they refrain from attacking homosexuals and other minorities. A spokesman for the Catholic Church said the tightening of the rules made the parliament look petty and mean spirited.
May 06, 2005 They're Catholic viewpoints
The leader of the Catholic Church in Scotland was condemned last night for describing homosexuals as "captives of sexual aberrations" in a Christmas message to MSPs. Speaking during yesterday's Time for Reflection at the Scottish Parliament, Cardinal Keith O'Brien compared gays and lesbians to prisoners in Saughton jail.
Apr 10, 2005 Cardinal O'Brien's Easter Message
Easter Message of Cardinal Keith Patrick O’Brien. Preached in St Mary’s Cathedral, Edinburgh. Easter Sunday: Sunday 27 March 2005.
Apr 09, 2005 Gay teachers will not be banned from faith schools
Homosexuals will not be banned from teaching in faith schools, says Cardinal Keith O’Brien head of the Roman Catholic Church in Scotland. He said sexual orientation was not, in itself, of any relevance to the Church.
Mar 21, 2005 Abortion Support Leads UK Cardinal to Demand Lottery Boycott
Scotland’s Cardinal Keith O'Brien has urged faithful Catholics there to boycott the National Lottery after learning the lottery had issued £3.3 million in proceeds to fund so-called family planning organizations that refer women for abortions.
Nov 11, 2004 Cardinal hails Bush ‘victory for morality’
The most senior Roman Catholic in Scotland has pointed out yesterday to George W Bush's election win as a victory for morality and saying politicians should look to America as an example.
Oct 17, 2004 State-sponsored Sexual Abuse of Minors
"I had to say something as a leader of the Church. I was intensely worried about the diminution of standards in our country. I felt that not enough was being said. But now people are thinking about what might be going on in their schools. I think we are going down a slippery slope. I don’t have kids, obviously, but we don’t want our kids to be seeing drawings of sexual organs at the age of three or five."
Oct 17, 2004 Births Must Keep up with Immigrants
Cardinal Keith O’Brien has said that Catholics must have more children or face seeing their faith eclipsed by the religions of immigrants.
Sept 18, 2004 Cardinal-elect Questions Church Stance on Controversial Issues
Archbishop Keith O'Brien of Aberdeen, Scotland, who was named by Pope John Paul II to become a cardinal, used a Mass of thanksgiving as an occasion to question Church teaching and discipline regarding contraception, homosexuality, and clerical celibacy.
Sept 11, 2004 Well Done, Cardinal O’Brien
Cardinal O'Brien seems keen to ditch his liberal image and, God knows, this most recent article can only help his promotion prospects.
Sept 11, 2004 Catholic Teaching on the Eucharist a 'Church Discipline'?
"When I was at the very very beautiful - not just St Giles Ceremony - but the very very beautiful Communion Service this morning, it hurts me as much as it hurts you I know, that I do not share in the Eucharist you offer."
Sept 11, 2004 Cardinal O’Brien Supports Gay Issues
Scotland`s new cardinal-elect has wasted no time in setting himself apart from the other 30 new cardinals named by the Pope on Sunday. Archbishop Keith O’Brien is a liberal who sees no problem with gay priests and believes the church needs to ratchet down its opposition to same-sex unions, although he says he is still opposed to gay marriage.
Sept 11, 2004 Neo-Elect Cardinal Challenges Church Teaching and Discipline
Among the recently named batch of 31 new cardinals, we have the execrable Archbishop Keith O'Brien of Aberdeen, Scotland. Within one day of his election as cardinal, O’Brien “used a Mass of thanksgiving as an occasion to question Church teaching and discipline regarding contraception, homosexuality, and clerical celibacy.
Sept 11, 2004 Keith Patrick O’Brien’s Unholy Track Record
Among the 31 new cardinals named by the Holy Father on 28 September 2003 was one Keith Patrick O’Brien – licit successor of the Apostles; spiritual son of Judas Iscariot. Vatican rewards for infidelity are commonplace nowadays, yet this news still floored everyone, including the flabbergasted Archbishop of Edinburgh himself.
Sept 10, 2004 Cardinal O‘Brien Warns Against State-Sponsored Sexual Abuse of Children
In a strongly worded critique of the Scotland's sexual health strategy published in the Sunday Times today, Cardinal Keith O'Brien, President of the Bishops' Conference of Scotland calls for an end to the failed 'value-free' approach to sexual health, which he claims has caused teenage conception and STI statistics in Scotland to be among the worst in Europe.
Sept 10, 2004 Cardinal Asks Councils Not to Shun Jesus on his Birthday
Cardinal Keith O’Brien will this week court controversy by asking Scotland’s local authorities to place nativity scenes in town centres to ensure that bargain-hunting shoppers cannot avoid the real reason for the festive season.