Yes, eighty years old!

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Well, well, well.

Look at this…

Eighty-year-old Father Jacques Faucher, convicted child molester, has visited a children’s swimming pool in the Ottawa area 96 times in one year.  In violation of his release conditions.

19 January 2017:  Ottawa priest convicted of molesting boys back in jail after allegedly visiting kids pool 96 times

Faucher, who is scheduled to be sentenced next Wednesday for sexually abusing young boys in the late 60s and early 70s, is now in custody.  He will appear in a Gatineau Quebec court 13 February 2017 on the breach charge

Yes.  Eighty years old.

Please keep this man’s victims in your prayers

Enough for now,

Sylvia

 

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Another update on court dates:

(1)  Father Stephen Amesse(Archdiocese of Ottawa, late vocation to the priesthood, prior to ordination was a layman collaborator for From Pain to Hope, the CCCB’s 1992 sex abuse guidelines. )

There is a court date for Father Stephen Amesse tomorrow:

19 January 2017: 10 am,  pre-trial motion, Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Ottawa courthouse (161 Elgin St.)

It would be interesting to find out what this motion is all about.  I encourage those who are free to do so to attend.

A reminder that these charges were laid Father Amesse December 2014.

Please keep the complainant on your prayers.

(2)  Marcel Lalonde (Former teacher in Cornwall Ontario connected to the Cornwall sex abuse scandal and cover-up.  Previously charged and convicted three times)

Marcel Lalonde has a court date tomorrow:

19 January 2017:  10 am, to set next date for continuation of TRIAL which commenced 12 Dec. 2016, Cornwall, Ontario  courthouse (29 Second St. W., )

If anyone is free to do so I encourage you to attend.

A reminder that these charges were laid in February 2014.

Please keep the complainant in your prayers.

(3)  Nathan Labatt ( Former youth volunteer with Archdiocese of Regina, Saskatchewan Youth Ministry.  Also volunteered with the Ukrainian Catholic Church and assisted at camps.  Former Boy Scout leader. Has attended various youth camps and retreats throughout Saskatchewan.)

The next court date for Nathan Labatt  on his Kamsack, Saskatchewan charges is:

31 March 2017:  09:30 am,  DECISION ,  Yorkton, Saskatchewan, courthouse (120 Smith St. E)

Mark your calendars.  This will be the verdict for his Yorkton trial which was held last November.  I encourage those who can do so to attend.

By way of interest, the verdict will be rendered two days after his three-day preliminary hearing in Regina, Saskatchewan.

Finally, as you may recall, in December 2016 Labbatt was committed to stand trial in the Court of Queen’s Bench in Saskatoon on the Humboldt charges.  As of today, there is no upcoming court date on file .  I shall continue to check.

Please keep the complainants in your prayers.

(4)  Father Omer Desjardins omi (Previously convicted Oblate priest.  Served as Chaplain at St. Boniface hospital in Winnipeg Manitoba for 24 years)

The next court date for Father Omer Desjardins is:

27 February 2017: 1 pm,  court room # 302, Winnipeg Provincial courthouse (Main Floor, 408 York Ave.)

Please keep the complainant in your prayers

(5)  Father Barry McGrory  (Previously convicted priest Ottawa Archdiocese)

Still waiting for a call back 🙁

Please keep the complainants in your prayers

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Yes, some priests do speak up.  We don’t always hear about it.

17 January 2017:  “Joliet priest says diocese failed to follow protocol to protect children” & related article

Keep those priests who have spoken up in your prayers.

Enough for now,

Sylvia

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Things just get crazier and crazier

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I am waiting for a call back with news of the next court date for Father Barry McGrory. As soon as I have further information I will let you know.

*****

Here’s an interesting little article:

Guam concern over priest transfer to Canada

RNZ  Radio NZ
12:49 pm on 17 January 2017

Concerns have been raised on Guam about the Catholic Church’s decision to send a priest accused of misconduct to study canon law in Canada.

The Pacific Daily News reported a group called Concerned Catholics of Guam said Father Adrian Cristobal lied to shelter Anthony Apuron, an archbishop accused of sex abuse.

Archbishop Apuron faces a Vatican trial and a number of lawsuits on Guam over numerous historical allegations of child sex abuse.

The group accused the island’s Catholic Church of sending Father Cristobal to Canada with full knowledge of his actions, which appeared to condone his misdeeds.

A spokesperson said sending the priest to study in Canada, and not the mainland United States, was suspect.

The church was yet to respond to the newspaper.

Father Adrian Cristobal was  Chancellor for the Archdiocese of Agana, Guam during the tenure of Archbishop Apuron.  Some may recall that last year, after the Archbishop faced allegations of sexual abuse of young boys dating to the  1970, Apuron was sent off on leave and the Vatican sent in Archbishop Savio Hon Tai Faia as a temporary administrator.   I believe that was in June 2016?  Anyway, in fairly short order a new Chancellor was appointed.  Father Cristabel continued to serve as a parish priest. Archbishop Apuron remains Archbishop of Aganb,  but without pastoral responsibilities and administrative authority.

When I first came across the above I spent some time trying to find further information.  Initially, no luck.  Then I tried again. Here’s what I found:

16 January 2017:  “Concerned Catholics questions priest’s canon law studies” & elated article

I am unable to find much in relation to what role Father Cristobal might have played in relation to the sex allegations against Apuron, but it seems from all of the above that members of the group, Concerned Catholics of Guam, believe that Father Cristobal covered up for  Archbishop Apuron.  Did he or did he not?    I just do not know.  I have tried to find articles with specifics but have been unable to do so.  No matter, it seems that Father Cristobal, the former Chancellor of the scandal plagued Archdiocese of Agan, is here in Canada!  in fact, he is  here in Ottawa, Ontario  ….. now studying Canon Law at Saint Paul’s University!   And, if what we read in that latter article is fact,  he’s here, “to research canon law to contest his new assignment.”

Things just keep getting crazier and crazier.

Enough for now,

Sylvia

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Another cover-up?

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Another cover-up?  A cover up involving Oblate priest Father Omer Desjardins?

You remember him.  The Father Omer Dejardins who, on 22 January 2015,  entered a guilty plea to charges that he had sexually abused a 10-year-old girl in Saskatchewan in 1978.   The Father Desjardins who was just charged and is now facing four sex-related charges dating to the late 80s in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Look at this:

12 January 2017:  Winnipeg Oblate priest charged with historic sexual assault

According to Joe, Desjardins was reported by another boy at the Credo Home in the late 1980s.  The boy was removed from the home, – Desjardins was not. (After that, however, Desjardins was no longer night caretaker at the home, and, although Desjardins was still pretty much a regular at the home,  it seems that, mercifully,  the sexual abuse of Joe ceased)

Then, in 1992 Joe and another resident of the home blackmailed Desjardins:  the deal was no police if Desjardins paid them.   In short order, the pair had $5,000 in hand, and,  it seems, in equally short order, the wayward youth had blown the money.

In 1993, the pair retained a lawyer to sue the Oblates.   There was an out-of-court settlement.   With that, it seems, Dejardins was finally gone from the group home. But not, alas, from the priesthood.  In fact, life it seems pretty much went on as usual for Desjardins.  Father Omer Desjardins continued, as he had done since 1988 and before he was reported , to serve the sick and dying and their families,  ….as Chaplain at St. Boniface Hospital in Winnipeg.

Please keep Joe and all the boys from that group home in your prayers.

Enough for now,

Sylvia

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He’s out tomorrow

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Ex priest and convicted molester Gabriel Del Bianco will be released from jail tomorrow (Thursday, 12 January 2017):  He will return to his home in Kincardin.

On 14 May 2014 DelBianco – convicted for sexual abuse of two girls in the 1980s and early 1990s – was sentenced to four years in prison.

Only months later, in August 2014,  we had word from  Amber that DelBianco had been relocated to the Pittsburg Institution,  a “a minimum security facility”  on the grounds Joyceville, Ontario.

And, here we are.  January 2017.   DelBianco has ‘served’ 32 of a 48 month sentence – served as in three months in prison, and the remaining 29 months in what some dub  “the Hilton Hotel” of the prison world.

Sadly, this is not at all unusual in this country. Most convicted offenders are out after serving two-thirds of their sentence.

And so, tomorrow DelBianco is heading home.

Please keep DelBianco’s victims in your prayers.

*****

Has anyone heard news of the outcome of the Father Barry McGrory Ottawa court appearance this morning?

Enough for now,

Sylvia

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A reminder…

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A reminder to all in the Ottawa area….

Previously convicted molester Father Barry McGrory has a court date this morning:

Wednesday, 11 January 2017:  08:30 am.   he is to show in person – “to be spoken to,”  courtroom #5, Ottawa courthouse (161 Elgin St.)

I encourage those who can brave the miserable blustery weather to be there to do so.  This had been on my calendar, but, unless things change drastically over the next few overnight hours,  I doubt that I will venture forth 🙁

Please keep the complainants in your prayers.

Enough for now.

Sylvia

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First appearance 16 Jan.

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Previously convicted Father Omer Desjardins omi is facing new charges related to allegations  of sexual abuse dating to the 1980s.

Father Desjardins is facing the following four charges:

Sexual assault (s. 271)

Sexual exploitation: touch (s. 153)

Sexual assault (s. 246.1)

Gross indecency (s.157)

The first two  charges date to offences alleged to have transpired between 12 December 1988 and 31 July 1989.  The third and fourth charges date to offences alleged to have transpired between 01 October 1988 and 11 December 1988.

A reminder here that the charges are laid, as are all charges in all criminal cases, in accord with the Criminal Code of Canada in effect at the time the alleged offences transpired.

Father Desjardines first court date related to these new charges is:

16 January 2017:  1 pm, first appearance, courtroom #302

I commend the complainant  for coming forward.   Please keep him in your prayers.

[By way of interest, I had wondered before if perhaps Fathers Desjardins and Father Fred Olds served as chaplains at the same time at St. Boniface hospital.  That is not the case.    Father Desjardins began to serve at St. Boniface after Father Fred Olds.  ]

*****

For those who may have missed it, new information has been added to the Father Ernest Archibald page

Enough for now,

Sylvia

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Error in the name?

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The following three new documents have been added to the Father Ernest Archibald page:

07 June 1951:  Father Thomas Archbold body found

10 July 1939: Father Archbold (at Dog Creek) attends ordination ceremony St Marys

28 August 1937:  Father Thomas Archbold to become Pastor at Dog Creek (6 Clergy Named to New Charges by Archbishop)

As you see, a Father Thomas Archbold served in the Dog Creek Reserve, Manitoba from 1937 to his  death in 1951.

I do believe there is an error in the name of the priest.   I m looking into that.  I have also been advised that it would have been the Grey Nuns  who staffed the public school at Vogar, Manitoba.

I am still checking into this.  More to come as it gets sorted out.

Next, will post some information regarding new charges laid against Father Omer Desjardins omi

Enough for now,

Sylvia

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If only a handful of people know, is it a scandal?

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The name of Father James D. Foley has been added to the Accused list.  There is a fair bit of information there.  As you will see, he spent two years in the Calgary Diocese.  He was presumably ‘on loan.’  In truth, he was recycled.

Read it through.  Sadly, it speaks for itself.

All the talk of scandal always amazes me.  It seems that somehow, if no one aside clergy,  bishops, the victim and and perhaps one or two laymen know, there is no scandal?  Really?!  When I read things like this I am  reminded of that silly query regarding a tree falling in the woods:  if no one is there to hear it fall, does it make a sound?  Ditto clerical scandal.  If only a handful of people know, is it a scandal?  It seems from the comments of some diocesan officials regarding Father Foley’s dalliances the answer is ‘NO.”

My prayers are with his children.

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More information coming regarding Father “Ernest Archibald.

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I have heard that recently charged and convicted Father Omer Desjardins omi is facing new charges.  More to come.

Enough for now,

Sylvia

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Another heartbreak

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I am in the process of putting together a page for Father James D. Foley, a priest from the  Archdiocese of Boston who served in/was recycled to the Diocese of Calgary Alberta for about two years in the 1960s.  Foley had affairs with at least two young married women, fathered two children with one, and may have left the mother of these two children to die after she overdosed.   Another heartbreak of scandal and cover-up.  There is a lot of information available.  I do want to get as much together as possible before I add the name to the Accused list and post the page.

I also have some  information on Father Ernest Archibald – will get that sorted out tomorrow.

Enough for now,

Sylvia

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