Statement of Claim posted

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The statement of claim field by “BSG” against the Basilian Fathers of Toronto has been posted on the Father Frederick Cahill page:

09 August 2017:   BSG – Statement of Claim against Basilian Fathers of Toronto – BSG alleges sexual abuse by Basilian priest Father Frederick Wallace Cahill

Please keep BSG in your prayers as he embarks upon this difficult journey.

Enough for now,

Sylvia

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Name added

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The name of deceased Basilian priest Father Frederick Cahill has now been added to the accused list.

If anyone has any further information to add please pass it along.

I am heading off to do a quick bit of shopping and then supper time 🙂

Enough for now,

Sylvia

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I will let you know

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I am in the process of adding a name to the Accused list and page for now deceased Basilian priest Father Frederick Cahill, this after news of a lawsuit launched alleging that Father Cahill was a molester.  As soon as the information is together I will let you know.

Enough for now,

Sylvia

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Mark your calendars

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Mark your calendars…

The next court date for currently incarcerated child molester Father Yvon Arsenault is his preliminary hearing:

09 August 2017:  Convicted Moncton ex-priest will face preliminary inquiry on new sex charge next month

07 September 2007:  09:30 am, Preliminary hearing, Moncton, New Brunswick,  courthouse

Please keep the complainant in your prayers in a special way for the next month.

I encourage those who are within driving distance of the courthouse to attend.

*****

Please check NEW to the site for recently posted articles.  As you see, the following articles were posted earlier today:

08 August 2017:  “Report Uncovers Nearly 100 Sex Abuse Lawsuits Against Catholic Leaders In Guam” & related articles

08 August 2017:  “Man Captured on Video Groping Teen Girl on New Jersey Street Is Newly Ordained Priest: Police” & related articles

08 August 2017:  Accused in child pornography investigation appears in court

08 August 2017:  “Cameroon Monsignor Accuses Gay Priest of Killing Bishop” & related articles

Enough for now,

Sylvia

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Please read carefully

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The judge’s decision to stay the charges against Father Gary Hoskins have been posted:

16 February 2017:  R v Hoskins (Stay of proceedings granted by Justice David F. Hurley)

Please please read carefully so that you can understand how important it is that all the dilly-dallying with court dates must come to an end.

The terribly sad thing about all for this is that it is the victims and society as a whole who suffer when judges/Crowns and/or defence lawyers do not ensure that cases move through the courts at a reasonable pace.  How unfortunate that there is no thought here for victim’s rights.  How terribly unfortunate that “alleged” sexual predators go free.  What a disgrace that an “alleged” child molester is treated like a victim.  How sad that  Crowns and defence lawyers are not held accountable and penalized when they aren’t prepared for a court date and/or fail to disclose documents ?

Note the charges against Hoskins which have in essence been tossed by the court :

Count No. 1

on or between the 1st day of January, 1984 A.D. and the 31st day of December, 1986 A.D., at or near Stephenville in the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador, did commit a sexual assault on L.J., contrary to Section 246.1 of the Criminal Code;

Count No. 2

on or between the 1st day of January, 1984 A.D. and the 31st day of December, 1986 A.D., at or near Stephenville in the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador, did commit a sexual assault on L.J., contrary to Section 246.1 of the Criminal Code;

Note too that Father Hoskins was dismissed as a psychologist when the charges were laid:

While demonstrating actual prejudice is not a factor in obtaining relief under section 11(b) of the Charter, the Court was told that the Accused was dismissed from his employment as a psychologist when the charges were laid and has not found employment since that time.

Why mention it if indeed “demonstrating actual prejudice is not a factor in obtaining relief.”  And note, not a boo regarding the complainant’s life being put on hold!  Not one single judicial boo!

At the end of the day, the stay is, alas, all about ‘poor poor Father Hoskins.’

I wonder if the Crown appealed?  There was talk of an appeal.  Does anyone know?

Enough for now,

Sylvia

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Pictures added

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A 1980 picture of former Redemptorist priest and convicted and then recycled child molester  Father Douglas Stamp has been added to the page.

And, good news:  I have also verified that Father Stamp was laicized, by choice or otherwise, in 2015 – probably around October 2015.  He is now MR. Douglas Stamp.

 

 

 

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The following photos have been added to the page of recently convicted child molester Father Robin Gwyn page.  The photos are  from the 1989-1990 St. Francis Xavier elementary school yearbook Look at Us:

Note the photo of Father Gwyn with the little girl on one knee and his mouse puppet on the other.  Remember I mentioned hearing that he used to use a mouse puppet during his homilies?  That must be it.  It’s quite a size!  Unfortunately the children being children would have loved it.

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The following account of a Michigan priest living like a king and missing parish funds is hard to digest.  Did Father Wehrle ever really bother himself with the salvation of souls entrusted to his care, or was he just busy busy designing and building his regal homes?  Time will tell.

05 August 2017:  “Priest accused of embezzlement seeks $800K seized by police” & related articles

*****

There is a little more information on Father Gary Hoskins to post – will do so shortly.

Enough for now,

Sylvia

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New page added for pretender priest

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A page for Justin Georges Stephen Coulombe has been added.

After reading that further charges against this man were added today, and doing a little searching and discovering that he had indeed been a very active Roman Catholic 13 years ago and was in fact quoted in the Western Catholic Reporter after attending a vocations workshop in September 2004, I decided that I really should pull together what information I could find and create a page.

If you find any more information please pass it along.

I’ll let you browse through the information – I had fully planned to make a few more comments but have decided I’ve had enough and am  calling it a day 🙂

Enough for now,

Sylvia

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True or false?

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There are two courtdate updates:

(1)  Father Denis Vaillancourt (Canon lawyer.  Former long-term Chancellor for the Diocese of Alexandria-Cornwall, Ontario)

Please note the following change in date for the  rendering of the verdict in the Father Denis Vaillancourt sex assault trial. The next court date for Father Vaillancourt is:

11 September 2017: 09:00 am, VERDICT/ “for judgment”, Cornwall Ontario courthouse (29 Second St. W.).

Please keep the complainant and his family in your prayers.

(2)  Father Yvon Arsenault (Previously convicted currently incarcerated molester –  Archdiocese of Moncton, New Brunswick)

Father Arsenault has retained the same lawyer, and it looks as though he  is tracking the same path path he chose with  the last charges, at least at this point.  He is pleading not guilty and is opting to go for a preliminary hearing.  Remember last time his prelimianry hearing kept getting delayed and delayed, and meanwhile more victims were coming forward?  And then, literally at the 11th hour, just before his trial by judge and jury was set to begin, a “guilty” plea ( The first of those charges was laid December 2013.  The guilty plea came October 2016. )

03 August 2017:  Disgraced priest Yvon Arsenault will plead not guilty to new sex charge

So, for now, this is the way things started before.   A date for a preliminary hearing is to be set  (The preliminary hearing is like a mini trial – a chance for his lawyer -Gilles Lemieux – to cross examine the complainant and other witnesses.  The judge will determine if he/she believes there is sufficient evidence to go to trial)  Where it all goes from there remains to be seen.

The next courtdate for Father Arsenault is:

09 August 2017: 09:30 am, Moncton Courthouse Moncton NB (45 Assumption Blvd)

Please keep the complainant in your prayers.

*****

A little more on Justin Georges Stephen Coulombe, the 33-year-old  Edmonton man who is facing sexual assault and child porn charges and who was apparently presenting himself as a priest:

02 August 2017:  Vigilante outing of fake Catholic clergyman immaterial to investigation, detective says

I have no idea who the “vigilantes” are, but that comment prompted me to look again for a little more information on Coulombe, and, lo and behold, here’s what I found:

(If you click the image it will enlarge):

 

 

 

 

 

 

How much is true?  I have no idea, – it’s all pretty disgusting.  I was particularly interested in the fact that he allegedly claimed when he was 20 that he attended a vocations workshop at Camp Oselia.    True or false?  The camp is in the Edmonton area and, according to its website,  is operated by the Ukrainian Catholic Eparcy of Edmonton.

 

Enough for now,

Sylvia

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Pathetic

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Previously convicted and presently incarcerated molester Father Yvon Arsenault has a court date in Moncton New Brunswick this morning:

03 August 2017:  09:30 am, to enter a plea, Moncton Courthouse Moncton NB (45 Assumption Blvd)

I encourage those who can do so to attend.  Please pass along news of the outcome.  As always, please keep the complainant in your prayers

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I’ve been told that during his Masses in Brockville Ontario Father Robin Gwyn used to use a big stuffed mouse puppet as a prop during Mass.  He definitely used one stuffed mouse – possibly two.  My understanding is that the puppet showed up when he was giving the homily.  Whether or not he continued this practise throughout his ministry is unknown.

Pathetic.

*****

Just in case you missed it, this was posted yesterday am.

01 August 2017:  “Edmonton man charged with child porn offences, extortion after mom of teen boy calls police” & related articles

I gave a few thoughts in a commnent at the foot of the article.

Enough for now,

Sylvia

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An excellent Crown

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Some more and very interesting and disturbing information regarding the recent sentencing of convicted molester Father Robin Gwyn

27 July 2017:  Jailed priest pleads guilty to molesting boy

For me, a reminder that things aren’t always what they seem and that Crown attorney Gerard Laarhuis is indeed an excellent Crown who has deep insight into the damage done to children who are sexually abused by Roman Catholic priest.

Truly, it is amazing that Father Gwyn was charged and convicted.  Had the victim I refer to as “Danny” not agreed to testify chances are high that charges would not have been laid.  And, had the deacon not reported what the younger victim had told him, charges may never have been laid.

I commend both victims.  Thanks to both of you Father Robin Gwyn has been exposed as the wolf in sheep’s clothing that he is.  (I trust that the Archdiocese of Kingston has initiated proceedings to have this man defrocked/laicized.  I pray that other boys who have been sexually abused by this man find the courage to speak up.)

I commend the poor dear mother who read both her own and her son’s victim impact statement in court.  My hear aches for her, and for her son.  Such pain.  Those of you who have been through it understand.

And, yes,  I especially commend Crown attorney Gerard Laarhuis for seeing these two cases through to the end.  He truly understands the damage wrought when a Roman Catholic priest sexually abuses a child.

 “This is an enormous betrayal of trust,” Laarhuis observed to the judge and “Mr. Gwyn has left a world of hurt and betrayal and pain.”

Amen!

Laarhuis told Justice Abrams that having prosecuted a wide variety of crimes, “I can say, short of murder, nothing exacts a greater toll on the soul,” than sexual abuse.

And Amen again.

And, look at this.

Prior to entering the seminary in the mid-1980s, Gwyn had been a teacher for 10 years and admitted to therapists after he was, as he’s described it, “de-parished” in 2004, that he’d had nine sexual relationships with teenage boys over the years, including four of his students.

No surprise really, is it? but he sexually abused four (at least four) of his students when he was teacher.  And then he decided he had a calling to become a priest?  Who invited him or nudged him in that direction I wonder?  I do not for a moment hesitiate to say that it certainly wasn’t God  !

Anyway, he’s been exposed for what he is.

Please keep the victims and their families in your prayers.

Enough for now,

Sylvia

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