Wright, Roderick

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Wright, Roderick Gender: M
born on 28 June 1940 at 21:00 (= 9:00 PM )
Place Glasgow, Scotland, 55n53, 4w15
Timezone GDT h1e (is daylight saving time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gerard
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 06°56' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 18°37 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 23°38'


Scottish ecclesiastic, ordained a Roman Catholic Bishop 1/15/1991 who resigned amidst a scandal.

The son of Gaelic workers, he entered the seminary at age 14 and was ordained a priest on June 29, 1964. While giving spiritual counseling to Joanna Whibley, their relationship became more entangled and their son was born in 1981. Their affair was kept a secret and in 1991 he was ordained a Bishop of Argyll and the Isles. He held that title until he left the church in 1996.

That year, he vanished on a September day. At the the same time, Mrs. KathleenMacPhee, his housekeeper, also disappeared. They were together and in love. Shortly afterward he called his superior and subsequently resigned. It later came out amid the scandal that he had a 15-year-old son with Whibley. One of his past housekeepers alleged that Wright had had affairs other women as well while in the priesthood.

He and MacPhee married in June 1998. In 1999 he published his book entitled "Feet of Clay." In 2002 they emigrated to New Zealand and a year later he was diagnosed with liver cancer.

Wright died in May 24, 2005 of cancer.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Work : Gain social status 15 January 1991 (Ordained Roman Catholic Bishop)
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  • Work : Retired 19 September 1996 (Resigned his appointment)
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  • Family : Change in family responsibilities June 1981 (Son born by mistress)
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  • Death by Disease 24 May 2005 (Of cancer age 64)
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  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1999 ("Feet of Clay")
  • Health : Medical diagnosis 2003 (cancer)
  • Family : Change residence 2002 (Moved to New Zealand)

Source Notes

Caroline Gerard quotes B.C. in AA Transits 11/1996


  • Personal : Religion/Spirituality : Western (R.C. Priest)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (One illigimate son)
  • Family : Relationship : Sexual chemistry (Mistresses)
  • Personal : Religion/Spirituality : Rejection/ Leave church (Resigned when his love-life became public)
  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Cancer
  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate