Another delay

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A very quick blog…

(1)  Thank you michael for the news on Father Charles Picot.   Disappointing – yet another delay – two more months,  Hard on the complainant.  But good to hear too that another complainant has found the courage to come forward.

I see that the comments had closed off at the foot of the page.  That happens every now and then without rhyme nor reason.  It’s back in order now.

Please post links to any media coverage, and please keep the complainants in your prayers.

(2)  I have been told that the sex abuse lawsuit trial against the estate of Father Charles Sylvestre and the London Diocese is not proceeding this week as planned so anyone who was planning to attend please hold until further notice.   At this point I have left it on the Legal Calendar as starting on 29 Sept. – I have no idea if that will be the case or not.   I will be unable to check on it this week so please, anyone who knows if it is proceeding and when let me know.

Please keep the plaintiff in your prayers.

(3)  Yesterday afternoon was spent at the hospital.   My husband is scheduled for the first part of his surgery this morning – plugging the artery in his leg.  That will be done as an outpatient – we were told that he will be there for most of the day.  He will be admitted on Friday to have the abdominal aortic aneurysm repaired.  Please keep the welcome and much needed prayers going.

I am still sorely restricted in what I can do physically.  I mentioned two weeks ago that I had broken both bones in my right arm and a toe on left foot.  Well, my arm is  improving but I am still unable to use the fingers on the right hand to type or do too much of anything.  I can’t even drive!  The cast is on for another month.  Oh joy :)

So, a reminder to all that due to husband’s medical situation and my very untimely trip up in the laundry room I just can’t keep up to date on emails and blogs.  I never for a moment stop thinking about and praying for you, but due to present circumstances am unable to do all that I want and need to do on Sylvia’s Site.

Enough for now,

Sylvia

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Another Oblate charged

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Another Oblate priest charged.  The name of Father Omer Desjardins omi has been added to the Accused list.

Father Desjardins has been serving in  Winnipeg for over 24 years.  If you scroll down the page you will see a short article which references he and fellow Oblate priest Father Jean-Paul Isabelle.  promoting French in Saskatchewan. By way of interest and connecting dots, Father Isabelle, you may recall, was the superior of the Manitoba province of the Oblates back in 1995 when then Father EricDejaeger had fled justice and the country.  Isabelle gave the fugitive Oblate a heads up that the RCMP had a warrant out for Dejaeger’s arrest.  (click on the link Father Jean-Paul Isabelle for copy of the letter.

Father Desjardins’s next court date is 02 October 2014.  I am unsure at this which courthouse in Saskatchewan.  If anyone can help me here please do.

Please keep the complainant in your prayers.

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The pre-trial motions for Father Dan Miller were held Monday past. and possibly also Tuesday.  I have heard that the motions were held in camera – no public allowed!  So, no idea at all what this was all about.  To my knowledge the trial dates of 14 & 15 October 2014 still stand.  Mark your calendar.  It’s getting close.

Please keep the complainant in your prayers.

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Father Gary Hoskins has been ordered to stand trial:

17 September 2014: Former priest ordered to stand trial for sexual assault charges” & VIDEO

The case now goes to the Superior court in Corner Brook, Newfoundland.  It will be a few weeks before his next court date is set and probably some months before trial. Please keep the complainant and his family  in your prayers.

And, as you will see, the video clip also has an update on the the Father Bernard Buckle charges.

Father Buckle has entered a plea of “not guilty.”  He has elected trial by judge and jury, and has opted to have a preliminary hearing.  The preliminary hearing date has been set for 18 February 2015 – 09:30 am. Stephenville Newfoundland.

As always. please keep the complainant and his family in  your prayers.

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My apologies – it is very difficult getting articles posted.  I look like the Statue of Liberty – right arm raised high :)  It’s the only relief – and can not use my right hand at all.  I thought things would be much better than this by now.  I see the doctor tomorrow – am hoping whatever  is delaying healing will be fixed.  As I said before, this is so surreal!  My poor husband who has serious surgery scheduled for next week is busy now looking after me.  Just crazy.  Sometimes we just look at each other and laugh.  What else can we do?

But, I must confess that we are eating like kings!  People have been dropping off meals and goodies.  Delicious!  Another silver lining.  Thank you all for your thoughtfulness and kindness.  We even have a lovely bouquet of flowers gracing the table :)  Much to be thankful for.

But,  back to the moaning and groaning.  It takes me forever now to get things posted, and some things I just can’t do when I’m shy a hand.  I was picking away at getting the Father Omer Desjardins page together for the past two days – still more to do on it but that’s all I will do until I get this arm back in operation.  And of course getting things done around the house is a challenge +++.    It takes a long long time to accomplish so very little!  Please just bear with me and be assured that it is not for lack of interest and concern that very little is being done on the site and emails are not being answered in a timely fashion.

Next week my husband has his two-part surgery done.  The first step is on Tuesday, and second on Friday 26 Sep.  Please keep the prayers going.

Enough for now

Sylvia

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Heartbroken

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I haven’t read the judge’s Reasons for Judgment yet, but have read that Dejaeger was convicted on a number of the charges and got off on a number more.  I am heartbroken.  I am disappointed beyond measure.  I am worried about the victims whose charges did not end with a guilty verdict.

Please pray for all the victims. and their family and friends.

The judges reasons for judgment and one media article are here:

10 September 2014:  Dejaeger verdict Reasons for Judgment

12 September 2014:   Nunavut court: pedophile ex-priest Eric Dejaeger guilty on 24 count

I will post more media coverage shortly – am having great difficulty getting articles up and typing with this broken arm :(  am anxious to read and try to come to terms with how this molester got off on so darn many charges.

Enough for now,

Sylvia

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Verdict due

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The verdict in the sex abuse trial of previously-convicted Oblate ex-priest Eric Dejaeger will be rendered tomorrow (Friday 12 September) in the Iqaluit courthouse, Nunavut.   Please keep Dejaeger’s many many victims in your prayers as they await the decision, and after.   Let’s hope and pray that justice is done.

Dejaeger also has a courtdate set for Edmonton, Alberta tomorrow “to set a date,”  I have a feeling those Edmonton charges may surface in the Nunavut courtroom tomorrow and be lumped in with the others.  I truly do hope I am mistaken.

Please post links to any media coverage re: the verdict.

*****

Earlier today I posted a letter from the Headmaster at St. Mary’s International School (SMIS) to alumni regarding child molester Brother Lawrence: here it is:

11 September 2014:   Kagei letter Alumni Letter acknowledging he knew of Brother Lawrence apology January 2014 and victim came forward May 2013

Wonder why it has taken so long to get Brother Lawrence away from the schools and out of Japan?  And, the big question: Where is this molester now? In Canada? Nestled away with Brother John in Quebec?

Many questions must be both asked and answered regarding the sex abuse and coverup at SMIS.

Enough for now,

Sylvia

 

 

 

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Medical woes

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Well, here goes.  I will briefly explain the medical situation with my husband as best I can.

My husband Mike has had an abdominal aneurysm for several years.  It has been monitored annually.  There was enough of an increase in growth in the last annual check to warrant another in six months.  The six month check called for further tests – CT scan and MRI.   Finally  two weeks ago the bad news from the vascular surgeon.  The aneurysm requires surgical intervention.   In preparation for the surgery he has had to undergo a series of tests and see two specialists to give the okay for surgery.  He will wrap up all the tests tomorrow – still needs to see the cardiologist.  Once he has been cleared he will be slated for a two-part surgical procedure.

So, the bad news is the state of the aneurysm and requirement for surgery.  The good news is that the surgery can be conducted endoscopically – through the arteries.  That is a much less invasive procedure.

He also has an aneurysm on the iliac artery – the branch of the aorta which travels down his right leg.  For various reasons that aneurysm can’t be fixed and would cause trouble for the “fix” of the one on the abdominal aorta.  Therefore, part one of the process will be to plug that artery.  Yes, literally plug it – permanently.

Part one will be done as an outpatient – he will be monitored for about four hours after the procedure and then home.

Part two – the fix of the big aneurysm on the abdominal aorta – will transpire a few days later as an in patient.  He will be in hospital for a minimum of two days post operatively.

I will let you know when each step is taken.  I ask for your continued prayers.

Perhaps to add a little comic relief to a rather stressful situation, yesterday  I managed to break both bones in my right arm, the bone in the middle toe of my left foot, and tear a flap of skin off that little toe which required several stitches.

I am  still trying to sort out how it happened.  All I know for sure is that I tripped on something in the laundry room, and whoosh -that was it.  Thankfully Mike was home – he followed the screams, and, believe me I screamed :) He got me squared away and away we went to thew hospital.

I can’t say enough for the staff and ER doctor at the small, and for us very handy, Arnprior hospital.  They were very efficient and very kind.

It will probably be a few days before I can use the fingers of my right hand with some degree of comfort.  The arm is in a cast and, for now, in a sling.  I am pecking away at this with my left hand :(  It’s not as easy as I thought it would be –

I won’t be able to post articles for several days.  If there is something of note that you see in the news which you think would be of interest please post a comment and paste a link.  Don’t send it to me because right now I won’t be able to do a thing with it.

Isn’t this just crazy?  I can not believe I put myself in this pickle right now.  Of all times!!!

*****

Father Abraham Azhsksthu had a court date in Peace River, Alberta on Friday past –  “to set a date”.   Keep the complainant  in your prayers.

*****

Sorry, I won’t be answering emails for at least the next few days – until I can swing this cast  around with a degree of abandon..

Enough for now,

Sylvia

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An apology?

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I have been told that Father Rene Labelle did in fact leave a suicide note.  I am unfortunately unable to confirm that, but, because of the manner in which I was contacted and told  I will tell you that I am strongly inclined to believe that is fact.  I have been told that in the note Father Labelle apologized to these affected by his lies.

I asked the contact if there is any hope that word of the note could get out publicly because it would mean so much to so many people.  The answer I received was:  “I know it would. I don’t think it would ever come out publicly. That’s why I’m telling this site. ”

That is all I know.  (When I was first contacted I was asked if I would agree not to ask my source how he/she knows certain details he/she would like to give me.  I agreed.)

As I say, I am inclined to believe the contact.  I do hope and pray that at some time the contents of the note which directly affect the victim who came forward, that victim’s family and friends, other victims, and all of those who believed his denials will be released either to the public or to Sylvia’s Site.  It is so very important for all of them.

Please pray for all of those impacted by Father Labelle’s death.  I include in my own prayers those for his family, and, for the repose of his soul,  and that God’s will be done.

Enough for now,

Sylvia

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There is much more

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A page has been added for Donald Andrews, another former teacher from the prestigious St. Mary’s International School in Japan which is operated by a Canadian branch of the Brothers of Christian Instruction.

There is much more.  I am posting what I have available at this time – will add as further information comes my way.  I ask that anyone with any information on Donald Andrews please contact me.

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I had been hunting high and low for an obituary for Father Rene Labelle.  No luck.  My thanks to the person who spotted this very brief obituary in today’s Kingston Whig Standard and thoughtfully scanned it and sent it my way.  Here it is:

28 August 2014:  Obituary in Kingston Whig Standard 28 August 2014

As you know this is a very difficult time for the victims and their families.  Please keep them in your prayers.

Enough for now,

Sylvia

 

 

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Now he’s dead

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Father Rene Labelle is dead.  I have confirmation from several reliable sources that the priest was found dead in his apartment yesterday.  There is talk but no confirmation that his death was by suicide.  I have heard that an autopsy was being conducted.

Father Labelle was convicted in January of this year for sexually abusing a young boy.  He was sentenced to 16 months in jail.

Labelle filed an appeal.  Pending the appeal he was out on bail.  As of 16 August August all the requisite paperwork had not yet been filed with the court.

At some point Father Labelle violated his bail conditions and was facing two new charges of breach of bail.  He had a courtdate at 09:00 am this Thursday, 28 August 2014, on the breach charges.

And now he’s dead.

The appeal has not been dealt with.  The breach has not been dealt with.  His victim is left in Never Never Land with the conviction of his molester under appeal.

All I can say is that I hope and pray that IF his death was by suicide  he left a suicide note, and that in that note he had the decency to acknowledge that he sexually abused that boy, and that apologized to his victim and the victims family for the denials and the appeal and dragging it on and on and on.  I hope and pray too that he acknowledged that he sexually abused more than one unfortunate young lad.  There were other victims.

Please pray for all the victims of Father Labelle.

As you may well know, some victims berate themselves when their molester commits suicide, so please please assure the victim who came forward that Labelle’s suicide is not his, the victim’s, fault.   Keep that young man and his family in your prayers.

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Father Bernard Buckle‘s next court date is:

16 September 2014:  09:30 am, “status, ” Stephenville Newfoundland courthouse, (35 Alabama Drive)

I’m sorry, but I don’t know what “status” means.  Can anyone help?

Please keep the complainant in your prayers.

*****

This evening (Tuesday) or tomorrow I will be adding yet another name to the growing list of sexual molesters who taught or worked at St. Mary’s International School.

Enough for now,

Sylvia

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Any further info?

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I have been told but have not yet confirmed that Father Rene Labelle was found dead in his apartment yesterday.  Does anyone have any further information?

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Father Bernard Buckle had a courtdate in Stephenville, Newfoundland yesterday *Monday, 25 August 2014.  I will follow up on that today.  Please keep the complainant in your prayers.

Enough for now,

Sylvia

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Archbishop testifying

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Archbishop Denis Hart is testifying at the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse right now (12:17 am EST) Monday, 25 August 2014.  Hart has been Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Melbourne since 2001.  His predecessor was Cardinal Pell.

I know little about Archbishop Hart aside the fact he has not endeared himself to the Australian masses in the past, at one point for telling a woman “Go to Hell, bitch” for knocking on his door in the middle of the night.

I have barely tuned in – will try to catch an hour or two. Much talk right now of canon law.   Click here to access the live stream.

Enough for now,

Sylvia

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