Loading
Key Scottish attorney resigns over pope joke

.- One of Scotland’s most well known lawyers was forced to resign his chairmanship of the Faculty of Advocates after making anti-Catholic comments in public and telling a joke about the death of Pope John Paul II. Donald Findlay and former Rangers Football Club goalkeeper Andy Goram were alleged to have delivered routines with obscenities and jokes about Catholics in a Rangers social club in Northern Ireland.

Findlay reportedly said to an audience of around 140 people: “It’s very smoky in here tonight – has another f***ing pope died?”

The Sunday Herald reported that as a result, Findlay, 54, was faced with a unanimous vote of no confidence from the faculty’s board of directors after a meeting of senior advocates in Edinburgh. Some legal experts have speculated that Findlay could even face suspension.

This behavior is not new for Findlay, who had to resign as vice-chairman of the Rangers Football Club six years ago after being filmed singing Orange songs at a social club.

“This is an example of how Scottish society is no longer prepared to tolerate this type of behavior,” a spokesman for the anti-sectarian charity Nil by Mouth told the Herald.

There is a growing movement against sectarianism in Scotland. And, since First Minister Jack McConnell has launched a personal crusade against sectarianism, the penalties are likely to be higher.


Ads by AdsLiveMedia(What's this?)

* The number of messages that can be online is limited. CNA reserves the right to edit messages for content and tone. Comments and opinions expressed by users do not necessarily reflect the opinions or beliefs of CNA. CNA will not publish comments with abusive language, insults or links to other pages

RESOURCES »

Ads by Google (What's this?)

Featured Videos

New book 'The Vatican unknown'
New book 'The Vatican unknown'
A Look at India from Rome
3D Church mapping
#PAUSEforPeace Initiative
Dedicating art to San Juan de la Cruz
A state without territory elects new government
The renewal of the Legionaries of Christ
Presentation of the book "The Pastor"
Synod on the Family October 2014
Preferential option for the poor
God is alive, even in sport
'A forbidden God' named Best Film at the International Catholic Film Festival
Vatican backs a 'Pause for Peace' during World Cup final
The effects of religious violence in Sarajevo 
The origin of Corpus Christi 
Corpus Christi at the Vatican 
Homage to an Indian Cardinal
Train of the Child's Light
New book explaining gestures of the Mass
Encounter between Pope Francis and the Charismatic Renewal in the Spirit Movement.
Aug
2

Liturgical Calendar

August 2, 2014

Saturday of the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time

All readings:
Today »
This year »

Catholic Daily

Gospel of the Day

Mt 14:1-12

Gospel
Date
08/02/14
08/01/14
07/31/14

Daily Readings


First Reading:: Jer 26: 11-16, 24
Gospel:: Mt 14: 1-12

Homily of the Day

Mt 14:1-12

Homily
Date
08/02/14
07/31/14
07/30/14

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com
     HTML
Text only
Headlines
  

Follow us: