Father William Hodgson Marshall csb had a Toronto court date this am. If anyone has news of what transpired please pass on the word.
Well, Timothy (Tim) Flaherty did indeed pursue his Masters degree at Ottawa’s Saint Paul University.
Flaherty received a bursary for the 1992-1993 academic year. Here is the proof, from Information Saint Paul University, Vol. 22, No. 3 [February 1993])
Remember now, in January 1992 Father Timothy Flaherty was sentenced to two years in jail How could he possibly have been pursuing a Masters degree in the Fall of 1992? Did St. Paul’s make arrangement to allow him to study while in jail? or, was he out ‘on good behaviour’ by the Fall of 1992? I don’t know, but somehow things worked in his favour – all the way around by the look of it!
That aside, what was St. Paul’s – a Pontifically Chartered University – doing awarding a bursary to a convicted clerical molester? Never mind why it was deemed apropos that a convicted clerical molester could be an ethicist, why were good dollars handed out to aid this predator with his studies?
Also of interest in the February 1993 edition of Information Saint Paul University is a a report that Jean-Marche Larouche, a member of USP Faculty of Theology, was invited to give a 40 hour course on Bioethics at L’Institute catholique d’Afrique de l’ouest (ICAO) in Adidjan on the Ivory Coast.
As I noted on the Tim Flaherty page, Flaherty was a contributor to the 2001 publication Ethical deliberation in multi-professional health care teams, a project of the Saint Paul University Centre for Techno-Ethics, edited by Hubert Doucet, Jean-Marc Larouche and Kenneth R. Melchin
Flaherty contributed to Part I “Implicit Ethics of Professionals in the Field of Pediatric Chronic Care.” Larouche described Flaherty as his right hand man throughout the three-year-project: click here for further info.
Water coming into the basement :(. Thankfully it’s not a major flood, but heavy rain on frozen ground a couple of days ago created a bit of problem and water has seeped in and oozed its way through the carpet. We had people in yesterday working on it – more work today. Nothing is lost – two serious basement floodings elsewhere many years ago taught me the hard lesson to keep things up and off the floor. It paid off :).
Enough for now,