Big Keith Knew?


Now I was going to ease myself gently into this blog but this story has presented itself to me and if true will put all trivial football issues that I was going to talk about in the shade.

The main point of this Blog is to get the reader to start asking questions and finding out information.

I have more evidence that I will be revealing at a later date.

Let’s begin at the beginning I’m sure I wasn’t alone at being sickened by yet another alleged child rape scandal in the Roman Catholic Church

Vatican suspend Scots priest over child sex abuse dating back 30 years. The headline in the Daily Record read, (I do wish they would stop calling it sex ITS CHILD RAPE)

The story involved Father Thomas Mullen who was born in Cowdenbeath in 1939. He was educated at St Columba’s High School Cowdenbeath, at St Patrick’s College Drygrange. He was ordained in his home parish of Our Lady and St Bride at the age of 38, a late vocation, in 1977.

Now anybody who has happened to watch a few of the many documentaries on Child abusers or the equally abhorrent crime of serial killers know that they don’t just wake up in their 40s and start committing their crimes it is very early on in life.

In fact in case of child rapist they have usually been the victims of child rape themselves.

Was his late vocation, in 1977 at the age of 38 proof that he was trying to hide or repent for his sins in his earlier life?

Did he confess to his priest and the priest in doing what he thought was right said the best option to make up for his sin was to commit himself to God?

Or was he just a skilled paedophile like many who worm themselves into jobs where they have power over children?

Who knows but these questions need to be answered.

The facts of these alleged child rape crimes

The two alleged victims, who are now in their 30s and 40s who live in Scotland and England, do not know each other. The alleged crimes date from the late 70s and one from the early 90s.

Now this gives us a Timeline now this is where the crux of the debate is.

Cardinal Keith O’Brien life almost runs parallel to Father Thomas Mullen both born in 1930s the main are roughly the same age.

Cardinal Keith O’Brien career Timeline is as follows Parish of St Patrick’s in Kilsyth 1972 until 1975 under Father Denis O’Connell and then St Mary’s, Bathgate from 1975 until 1978 St Andrew’s College, Drygrange from 1978 until 1980 St Mary’s College, Blairs, the junior seminary near Aberdeen, from 1980 until 1985. Cardinal O’Brien was nominated archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh on 30 May 1985

Father Thomas Mullen career Timeline is as follows His first parish was St Mary’s Bathgate where he was sent as assistant Priest from 1977 until 1985. It was then that he came to Kilsyth as assistant Priest in 1985 to work with Canon O’Connell who was Parish Priest of St Patrick’s at that time. Fr Mullen left St Patrick’s for St Kenneth’s Lochore in 1987 and later left to become Parish Priest of Our Lady of Lourdes in Dunfermline.

Now  this tell us that Cardinal Keith O’Brien worked with Father Thomas Mullen for two years together 1977 and 1978 at St Mary’s Bathgate around about the time of the alleged child rape in the late 1970s.

Did Big Keith Know?

Then the time of the alleged crime in the early 1990s Cardinal Keith O’Brien was the archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh making him the direct boss of Father Thomas Mullen?

Was the incident in the early 1990s what make move on to Our Lady of Lourdes in Dunfermline?

Did Big Keith Know?

These are the questions that this Blog will be wanted answered.

As I say I have more evidence up my sleeve about the way these men’s paths crossed.

And here’s the first this picture has appeared in a Scottish newspaper or should I say an edited version of it.


as I said this pic has appeared in a Scottish newspaper all be it an edited version with Cardinal Keith O’Brien who is far right in the pic right beside the alleged child rapist Father Thomas Mullen and both their head priest at St Patrick’s in Kilsyth Canon O’Connell far left.

So the question remains



More to follow on this sordid story stat tuned.


One comment on “Big Keith Knew?

  1. Frank Galvin says:

    Suppose that I was your best pal and we’d known each other for many years and lived next door to each other for just as long.

    Suppose you then raped my young son or your own young son.

    How would I know?

    Sex crimes, as any prosecutor will tell you, are extremely difficult to successfully prosecute because they are almost always committed in private with no witnesses.

    In the unlikely event that a child molester discloses his vile act to someone, even a best pal, how could anyone know?

    Therefore to suggest, as you do,that Keith O’Brien knew of a child being sexually abused on the basis that he knew the abuser is nonsense – but wishful thinking on your part.

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