More “good” news…

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More “good” news from yesterday….

Previously convicted serial molester Father George Ansel Smith entered a “guilty” plea.  A sentencing hearing is scheduled for 22 November 2017.

Father Smith -yes, still, to my knowledge and sad to say, very much a priest – previously  (Feb. 2013) entered a guilty plea to the sexual of more than 13 boys age eight to 12 or 13.  In March 2013  he was sentenced to 11 years in jail.  In December 2015 he was released to a community residential facility for a six month period of day parole.  In July 2016 he was granted full parole!

A reminder here that in 1992 Father Smith was treated for alcohol abuse and his attraction to young boys.  Following this he was, as I would say, “recycled” from the Diocese of St. George’s, Newfoundland to PEI. ( Another reminder that the thoroughly disgraced and since defrocked  Raymond Lahey was then Bishop of St. George’s. )

The next court date for Father Smith is:

22 November 2017: Pre-Sentence Report, Stephenville Newfoundland courthouse

Please keep Paul and his family in your prayers.

*****

The other “good” news from yesterday was the conviction of former Cornwall Classical College student long-term Chancellor of the Diocese of Alexandria-Cornwall, Father Denis Vaillancourt  

Enough for now,

Sylvia

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A guilty verdict!!

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Hallelujah!

A guilty verdict!!

Father Denis Vaillancourt    has been convicted.

Thank you “Craig” (pseudonym).  Thanks to your courage, and the courage of your family, Father Denis Vaillancourt has been exposed for what he is:  a wolf in sheep’s clothing.

Such a blessed relief.

Sentencing is scheduled for November:

09 November 2017:  09:00 am, sentencing, courtroom #6, Cornwall Ontario courthouse (29 Second St. W.)

Please continue to keep “Craig” and his family in your prayers.

Enough for now,

Sylvia

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We shall see….

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Alas, I won’t make it to Cornwall this morning for the verdict of the former long-term Chancellor of the Alexandria-Cornwall  Diocese, Father Denis Vaillancourt   That darn flu I mentioned last week is lingering.  I had hoped to be over it today, but… not 🙁

A reminder of time and place:

11 September 2017: 09:00 am, VERDICT,  Cornwall Ontario courthouse (29 Second St. W.)

Given the testimony I can not conceive anything other than a guilty verdict, but, I have been surprised by verdicts in the past,  so, we shall see….  Let’s all pray that justice is done.

Please pass along any and all news of the outcome.  And, as always, please keep  “Craig’ and his family in your prayers.

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A reminder that there is a court-date for previously convicted molester Father George Ansel Smith today:

11 September 2017: 09:30 am, “Adjourned for Election and/or Plea,” Stephenville Newfoundland courthouse.

 Let’s hope and pray that this is not yet another adjournment.

Please keep the complainant and his family in your prayers.

Enough for now,

Sylvia

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Verdict tomorrow

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The judge will render her verdict in the Father Denis Vaillancourt  tomorrow morning in Cornwall.

11 September 2017: 09:00 am, VERDICT,  Cornwall Ontario courthouse (29 Second St. W.)

Please pray for “Craig’ and his family, and, please pray that justice is done.

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The next court date for Father George Ansel Smith is:

11 September 2017: 09:30 am, “Adjourned for Election and/or Plea,” Stephenville Newfoundland courthouse.

  Let’s hope and pray that this is not yet another adjournment.

Please keep the complainant and his family in your prayers.

Enough for now,

Sylvia

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Want to get these posted…

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Previously convicted and currently incarcerated molester Father Yvon Arsenaul had a court date scheduled in Moncton, New Brunswick today:

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

According to Baspuit, Arsenault is due back in court 19 October 2017 at 9:30 am.  I will check to find out what is happening.  It sounds as though the original hearing was adjourned?

As always, please keep the complainants in your prayers.

*****

Ex-priest and previously convicted molester Donald Grecco had a court date scheduled for this morning:

07 September 2017:  sentencing,  Robert S. K. Welch St Catharine’s courthouse, St. Catharine’s, Ontario (59 Church St

I’m not certain if this is a sentencing hearing or sentencing, or perhaps if the judge decides to do so, both?  No matter, there should be some news fairly soon.

Please keep the victims in your prayers.

(I am about to post the first two parts of  Grant LaFleche‘s  excellent series, “The wolf in priest’s clothing” which has been running in the Welland Tribune/St. Catharine’s Standard.  Once posted I will let you know.)

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Note that three more men have come forward alleging sexual abuse as teenagers at the hand of previously convicted Viatorian priest Father Ronald Leger:

07 September 2017:  Winnipeg priest faces new sexual assault charges

A reminder that Father Leger is a native of Cornwall Ontario.  He attended and taught at Cornwall Classical College and, was in fact a teacher at the college when Father Denis Vaillancourt was a student (the verdict in the Vaillancourt trial is set for 11 September).  While teaching at the college Leger was a good friend of Father Paul Lapierre.  Lapierre has since been charged and convicted for sex abuse of Claude Marleau.

I commend all of the men who have come forward.  Please keep them in your prayers.

*****

Sorry, I’ve had a flu bug since Sunday 🙁    Still under the weather but did want to get these posted.

Enough for now,

Sylvia

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Another betrayal

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Well. finally a little more background as to why Father Fred Olds was placed on administrative leave back in November 2016:

30 August 2017:  “Church calls for forgiveness” & related article

29 August 2017:  Archdiocese of Saint-Boniface Press Release re arrest and sentencing of Leo Coughan and references made at trial to Father Fred Olds

Leo Coughlan, church administrator at St Bernadette’s Roman Catholic Church in Windsor Park Manitoba for about 12 years while Father Olds’ was pastor  at the parish, has been convicted of stealing/embezzling in the order of $375,000.00 from the parish.

But, that’s not all…

According to news reports, Coughlan has alleged that he was “’manipulated’ and sexually abused” by Father Olds.  The allegations  emerged publicly during the trial.

There are, it seems, however, two versions of the allegations, – one from the defence, and the other from the Crown.  According to Coughlan’s lawyer, Father Olds preyed on Coughlan when Coughlan was in his late 20s.   According to the Crown, Coughlan told police when he was arrested that he had a “not non-consensual” sexual encounter with Olds. (I take it that “not non-consensual”  means consensual?)

Either way, it sounds as though there was definitely sexual interaction between the priest and Mr. Coughlan. Charges were not laid in relation to the sexual interaction, but the Archdiocese of St. Boniface has been conducting an enquiry into “certain allegations” which, according to a spokesman for the archdiocese ” had earlier been brought forward to us, in approximately July of 2016.”

The last we heard of Father Olds was that he had moved back to Hamilton, Ontario.

By the look of things:  Another mess:  Another betrayal of trust:  Another wolf in sheep’s clothing.

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The next court date for previously convicted molester Father George Ansel Smith is:

11 September 2017: 09:30 am, “Adjourned for Election and/or Plea,”  Stephenville Newfoundland courthouse

That’s at least four times the case has been “Adjourned for Election and/or Plea.”  One of these days ….

As I said elsewhere, word is that the Crown has been appointed judge.  That means a new Crown for the case who must get up to date.

As always, please keep the complainant in your prayers.

Enough for now,

Sylvia

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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.

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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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