Another busy day….
I have added a page for Christian Brother Brother Edward French.
French was convicted for sexually abusing boys at the Mount Cashel Orphanage. However, note that French was teaching at St. Bonaventure College (St. Bon’s) in St. John’s before he was at Mount Cashel.
St Bon’s, a private boy’s school in St. John’s, was run by the Christian Brothers. Many of the ‘who’s who’ of Newfoundland were schooled at St. Bon’s, i.e., Archbishop Penney, former Premier Danny Williams.
I have been told that French was molesting at St. Bon’s. After he was reported to the Principal French was sent away, exactly where he was sent and for how long is unknown. However, French later returned to St. John’s – as a teacher as Mount Cashel orphanage.
French, as most people know, was later charged and convicted for sexually abusing boys at Mount Cashel.
As I was looking into this I discovered that Brother Edward English, also a Christian Brother, had also been teaching at St. Bon’s. I don’t know what happened there to cause English’s departure from St. Bon’s, but I do know that he, like French, later landed at Mount Cashel. English was sentenced to 13 years for sexually abusing boys at Mount Cashel.
All being well I will be adding a page on Brother Edward English tomorrow.
I am amazed to find out these two Christian Brothers once taught at the prestigious all boy’s St. Bon’s. I don’t recall ever hearing of their affiliation with St. Bon’s. Did I miss it? Was it common knowledge around St. John’s? Can anyone out there in Newfoundland help me out?
[there were two Christian Brothers named Edward English. I have discovered that the Bros. Edward English at St. Bon’s is not the same Bros. Edward English who was at Mount Cashel. My apologies for this error.]
Speaking of Christian Brothers, Raymond Gareth Stanford was good friends with some of the Christian Brothers, particularly, Brother Harold Thorne.
Thorne was another of the Christian Brotheres convicted for sex abuse of boys at Mount Cashel- he was sentenced to serve six years in prison. That’s another page be done!
And yes, I am still working on the situation of Stanford working at the Newfoundland & Labrador Sports Centre in St. John’s, Newfoundland. More to come on that.
I have added a page for Father Daniel J Mills. It’s not quite finished but nearly there.
Note that Mills was acquitted in 1994. As far as I can see he has not been functioning as a priest since his acquittal. Does anyone know any different? or, does anyone know why he would not have been functioning as a priest since 1994? That just seems rather strange. Perhaps he is in poor health? Is that it?
I still, as you can see, have bits and pieces to fill in on all of the above pages. I will get back at that later today. I will also get a page started for Brother Edward English.
Examination for Discovery for Father Michael Fallona csb tomorrow, Wednesday 08 November 2011 in Toronto. This is not open to the public, but, Brenda will be there – keep her in your thoughts and prayers.
The preliminary hearing of Father Philip Jacobs will continue tomorrow at the Victoria court house. Keep the complainants in your prayers, and, please keep us posted with the small details which can be reported.
Sorry Gregory, but I edited some of your comments. Don’t let that stop you from keeping us up-to-date.
I will try to find out tomorrow what exactly the publication ban covers. Usually at a preliminary hearing it covers all evidence and testimony. I don’t want to take the chance that publishing details of testimony is violating the publication ban. Please keep us abreast of news regarding Jacobs – how he looks, and how he acts, and what he is wearing. And tell us too how many people are there, and what the mood is in the courtroom.
Jacqueline, did you get there yesterday? If yes, please share your thoughts and observations,
Enough for now,