I have for long thought the words catholic, evangelical and liberal are the most misused words in the ecclesiastical vocabulary.
Three months of agony may well be over for the Scottish Catholic in the pew, now that the Vatican has finally taken action on the Cardinal Keith O'Brien affair.
ONCE again the hierarchy of the church has not learned from the past ("Vatican tells O'Brien to quit Scotland", The Herald, May 16).
CATHOLICS have been hurt and embarrassed by the "shameful revelations" surrounding the church's leading figure in Scotland, according to the head of the faith's biggest congregation in the country.
I too looked at the picture of the old man in the check shirt with mixed emotions – all of them uncomfortable.