“In November 2003, after a court decision in Massachusetts to legalise gay marriage, school libraries were required to stock same-sex literature; primary school children were given homosexual fairy stories such as “King & King”. Some high school students were even given an explicit manual of homosexual advocacy entitled “The Little Black Book: Queer in the 21st Century”. Education suddenly had to comply with what was now deemed ‘normal’,” – Cardinal Keith O’Brien, March 3, 2012.
“I wish to take this opportunity to admit that there have been times that my sexual conduct has fallen below the standards expected of me as a priest, archbishop and cardinal,” – Cardinal Keith O’Brien, March 3, 2013.
O’Brien does not stand accused of molesting or raping minors or children; just of sexual harassment of priests under his authority. One wonders if the Curia now convening realizes the mountain of hypocrisy on sexual matters they sit atop. Or rather: not whether they realize it, but whether they have the strength to elect a new Pope capable of revisiting Humanae Vitae and and non-procreative sexuality.