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Fr Despard: Silent Protest Planned…

The short (around 15 minutes) protest will be held on 16 November, 12 noon, outside St Gerard's Church, Fleming road. Bellshill, ML4 1NF Comment:  Manifestly, Fr Despard is being treated extremely unfairly, and for what reason?  For whistleblowing.  For seeking to expose the extent of homosexuality within the ranks of the priesthood in Scotland.  He was...

Fr Despard Banned From Conducting Funeral of Former Parishioner & Friend

Last night, I had a telephone call from a gentleman in the Diocese of Motherwell, who expressed concern about the fact that the family of a deceased lady, Teresa Howie RIP, had asked if their former (now suspended) Parish Priest, Fr Matthew Despard, who is a personal friend of the deceased and family could...

Scots Priest Suspended: “Mass Riot” During Bishop’s Announcement…

Parishioners at St John ­Ogilvie's Church in High Blantyre, Lanarkshire, reacted with fury and disbelief when they were told just before Mass last night that Father Matthew Despard had been removed from his ministry. They were greeted by a weeping Father Despard outside the church shortly before the 4.30pm Mass began, and were ushered inside...