Contents 1 Early life 2 Ministry 3 Resignation and marriage 4 Death 5 References


Early life[edit] Born in the Kingston district of Glasgow on 28 June 1940,[1][2] he was one of four children of a working-class merchant seaman. His father, Andrew, came from Eriskay, and his mother from South Uist, both islands in the Outer Hebrides. Roddy Wright, as he was known to family and friends, was educated at St Gerard's Secondary School at Govan. He began training for the priesthood, aged 14, at Blairs College in Kincardineshire, and then from 1958 at St Peter's Seminary, Cardross.[3][4]


Ministry[edit] Priesthood After he was ordained a priest on 29 June 1964, his first pastoral appointment was at St Laurence's Church, Drumchapel, Glasgow (1964–1966), followed by St Jude's Church, Barlanark, Glasgow (1966–1969). He returned to Blairs College as spiritual director (1969–1974). His next appointment was as an assistant priest at Our Lady and St Mun's Dunoon, Argyll (1974–1976). For a short while, he acted as a chaplain to the United States Navy base at Holy Loch. His last three appointments before his episcopal ordination were as priest at St Mary's Church, Fort William (1976–1980); St Michael's Church, Ardkenneth, South Uist (1980–1986); and St Anne's Church, Corpach, near Fort William (1986–1991).[3][4] Episcopate He was appointed the bishop of the Diocese of Argyll and the Isles by the Holy See on 11 December 1990 and consecrated at St. Columba's Cathedral in Oban on 15 January 1991. The principal consecrator was Luigi Barbarito, Titular Archbishop of Fiorentino, Apostolic Pro-Nuncio to Great Britain. The principal co-consecrators were Cardinal Thomas Winning, Archbishop of Glasgow, and Keith O'Brien, Archbishop of St. Andrews and Edinburgh.[1][3]


Resignation and marriage[edit] Wright disappeared from his home next door to St. Columba's Cathedral, Oban, on 4 September 1996. Kathleen MacPhee, a divorced mother of three who worked as a nurse in Fort William, vanished at the same time leaving her youngest child with relatives. There was concern among local people, including Frances Shand Kydd, the mother of Diana, Princess of Wales. Wright had advised Shand-Kydd before her reception into the Roman Catholic Church in 1994.[5][6] The following weekend, a former parishioner of Wright's came forward to say that she had become pregnant by him and given birth to a son in 1981.[7] Wright resigned as Bishop of Argyll and the Isles on 19 September 1996 and renounced the office of bishop.[1] Wright registered as unemployed and was spotted looking for work in the Jobcentre in Kendal, Cumbria, England.[8] He alluded in his autobiography that Jobcentre staff had leaked information about him. Wright married MacPhee in a civil ceremony in Antigua in June 1998.[9]


Death[edit] In 2002, Wright and his wife emigrated to New Zealand. He suffered in his last months from liver cancer[3] and died on 23 May 2005, aged 64.[1]


References[edit] ^ a b c d e "Bishop Roderick Wright". Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved 6 October 2010.  ^ Lorn MacIntyre (25 May 2005). "Roderick Wright Former Bishop of Argyll and the Isles". The Herald. Retrieved 7 October 2010.  ^ a b c d "The Rt Rev Roderick Wright". The Daily Telegraph. 26 May 2005.  ^ a b "Obituary - Roderick Wright". Advent Group (UK). 3 June 2003. Retrieved 7 October 2010.  ^ "Bishop and divorcee go missing; He helped Di's mum be Catholic". News of the World. 15 September 1996.  ^ "Church hopes to avert crisis over missing bishop". The Times. London. 16 September 1996.  ^ "Runaway RC bishop has son aged 15". The Times. London. 20 September 1996.  ^ "It's His Doliness". Sunday Mirror. 1 December 1996.  ^ "Former Catholic bishop's secret wedding". BBC Online Network. 7 February 1999. Retrieved 7 October 2010.  Catholic Church titles Preceded by Colin MacPherson Bishop of Argyll and the Isles 1990–1996 Succeeded by Ian Murray Authority control WorldCat Identities VIAF: 164295388 LCCN: nb98093299 Retrieved from "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Roderick_Wright&oldid=820248849" Categories: 1940 births2005 deaths20th-century Roman Catholic bishopsScottish Roman CatholicsScottish Roman Catholic bishopsPeople from GlasgowScottish military chaplains20th-century Scottish clergy21st-century Scottish clergyHidden categories: Use dmy dates from April 2012Pages using S-rel template with ca parameterWikipedia articles with VIAF identifiersWikipedia articles with LCCN identifiers


Navigation menu Personal tools Not logged inTalkContributionsCreate accountLog in Namespaces ArticleTalk Variants Views ReadEditView history More Search Navigation Main pageContentsFeatured contentCurrent eventsRandom articleDonate to WikipediaWikipedia store Interaction HelpAbout WikipediaCommunity portalRecent changesContact page Tools What links hereRelated changesUpload fileSpecial pagesPermanent linkPage informationWikidata itemCite this page Print/export Create a bookDownload as PDFPrintable version Languages Italiano Edit links This page was last edited on 13 January 2018, at 22:02. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Wikipedia® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization. Privacy policy About Wikipedia Disclaimers Contact Wikipedia Developers Cookie statement Mobile view (window.RLQ=window.RLQ||[]).push(function(){mw.config.set({"wgPageParseReport":{"limitreport":{"cputime":"0.232","walltime":"0.306","ppvisitednodes":{"value":1711,"limit":1000000},"ppgeneratednodes":{"value":0,"limit":1500000},"postexpandincludesize":{"value":24632,"limit":2097152},"templateargumentsize":{"value":1741,"limit":2097152},"expansiondepth":{"value":12,"limit":40},"expensivefunctioncount":{"value":1,"limit":500},"entityaccesscount":{"value":1,"limit":400},"timingprofile":["100.00% 276.651 1 -total"," 36.40% 100.701 1 Template:Reflist"," 19.54% 54.056 1 Template:Infobox_Christian_leader"," 15.81% 43.730 3 Template:Cite_web"," 15.05% 41.631 1 Template:Infobox"," 13.49% 37.316 1 Template:Authority_control"," 12.10% 33.481 1 Template:Catholic-hierarchy"," 11.87% 32.845 6 Template:Cite_news"," 7.66% 21.187 1 Template:For"," 5.40% 14.940 2 Template:Cite_newspaper_The_Times"]},"scribunto":{"limitreport-timeusage":{"value":"0.113","limit":"10.000"},"limitreport-memusage":{"value":3706485,"limit":52428800}},"cachereport":{"origin":"mw1251","timestamp":"20180218201514","ttl":1900800,"transientcontent":false}}});});(window.RLQ=window.RLQ||[]).push(function(){mw.config.set({"wgBackendResponseTime":69,"wgHostname":"mw1271"});});


Roderick_Wright - Photos and All Basic Informations

Roderick_Wright More Links

Roderick Wright (politician)Bishop Of Argyll And The Isles (Catholic)Province Of Saint Andrews And EdinburghRoman Catholic Diocese Of Argyll And The IslesColin Aloysius MacPhersonIan Murray (bishop)Priesthood (Catholic Church)Bishop (Catholic Church)Luigi BarbaritoGlasgowScotlandNew ZealandScottish PeopleCatholic ChurchPortal:CatholicismScottish PeopleCatholic ChurchBishop Of Argyll And The Isles (Catholic)GlasgowMerchant NavyEriskaySouth UistOuter HebridesGovanPriesthood (Catholic Church)Blairs CollegeKincardineshireSt Peter's Seminary, CardrossHoly OrdersPriesthood (Catholic Church)Pastoral CareDrumchapelGlasgowBarlanarkDunoonArgyllChaplainUnited States NavyHoly LochEpiscopal PolityFort William, ScotlandSouth UistFort William, ScotlandBishop (Catholic Church)Roman Catholic Diocese Of Argyll And The IslesHoly SeeConsecrationSt. Columba's CathedralObanConsecratorLuigi BarbaritoTitular ArchbishopFiorentinoNuncioGreat BritainThomas WinningArchbishop Of GlasgowKeith O'BrienArchbishop Of St. Andrews And EdinburghSt. Columba's CathedralObanFort William, ScotlandFrances Shand KyddDiana, Princess Of WalesJobcentre PlusKendalCumbriaCivil CeremonyAntiguaNew ZealandLiver CancerCatholic-Hierarchy.orgThe Herald (Glasgow)The Daily TelegraphSunday MirrorBBCCatholic ChurchColin Aloysius MacPhersonBishop Of Argyll And The Isles (Catholic)Ian Murray (bishop)Help:Authority ControlVirtual International Authority FileLibrary Of Congress Control NumberHelp:CategoryCategory:1940 BirthsCategory:2005 DeathsCategory:20th-century Roman Catholic BishopsCategory:Scottish Roman CatholicsCategory:Scottish Roman Catholic BishopsCategory:People From GlasgowCategory:Scottish Military ChaplainsCategory:20th-century Scottish ClergyCategory:21st-century Scottish ClergyCategory:Use Dmy Dates From April 2012Category:Pages Using S-rel Template With Ca ParameterCategory:Wikipedia Articles With VIAF IdentifiersCategory:Wikipedia Articles With LCCN IdentifiersDiscussion About Edits From This IP Address [n]A List Of Edits Made From This IP Address [y]View The Content Page [c]Discussion About The Content Page [t]Edit This Page [e]Visit The Main Page [z]Guides To Browsing WikipediaFeatured Content – The Best Of WikipediaFind Background Information On Current EventsLoad A Random Article [x]Guidance On How To Use And Edit WikipediaFind Out About WikipediaAbout The Project, What You Can Do, Where To Find ThingsA List Of Recent Changes In The Wiki [r]List Of All English Wikipedia Pages Containing Links To This Page [j]Recent Changes In Pages Linked From This Page [k]Upload Files [u]A List Of All Special Pages [q]Wikipedia:AboutWikipedia:General Disclaimer



view link view link view link view link view link