Most of you are aware by now that further charges have been laid against convicted molester Father Daniel Miller.
I urge anyone out here who has sex abuse allegations against Father Miller and has been struggling to come forward to seriously consider doing so now.
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you – those victims who are awaiting the sentencing from the first set of charges, the complainant who recently came forward, and those who may still be struggling.
I also want to draw your attention to another Victim Impact Statement which has just been posted, this by a mother whose sons were sexually abused by Father Dan Miller. This is the woman who went to see Father Miller down and smacked him across the face after she found out that he had molested her boys. She is the mother who – believe it or not - was told by a bishop that she needed anger management counselling!
Here is the VIS of this brave mother whose world came tumbling down when she discovered that the priest she had confided in and trusted had been molesting her boys:
I thank her for allowing me to share her statement with all of you.
As most of you also know, the sex abuse trial of ex priest Gabriele DelBianco is over;
Now it’s a case of wait for 18 December 2013 for submissions from Crown and defence, and possibly 19 December 2013 for a verdict.
Please keep the complainants and their families in your prayers. That’s a bit of wait for everyone- those waits are difficult.
And, very little news from the Paul Leroux sex abuse trial in Battleford, Saskatchewan, but, thanks to a reader we now know that the prosecution has rested and Leroux, who is self-represented, will have himself on the stand tomorrow.
I suppose that could go on and on for days on end? I really don’t know.
I wonder too if he plans on calling any witnesses other than himself? If he has no other witnesses to call this trial will be over sooner than the three weeks which were scheduled. But, maybe he has someone lined up?
We shall see.
As always, keep the complainants in your prayers, and please continue to pass along any media coverage you spot. Unfortunately we really are so in the dark about the nature of these allegations and the trial itself.
Yes, we are visiting in States. We arrived safely Monday evening. A cold front has moved down from Canada – freezing cold here. We just didn’t pack for this weather at all :( I think it’s supposed to last for the week, and by then we will be packing to head home!
My opportunity to really spend time on the computer since arrival was limited, that in part because I don’t want little eyes reading things they shouldn’t read. I think I have found away around that and should be able to get a couple of hours in a day – enough at least to stay on top of Canadian news and emails and any other truly breaking news.
The good news for me this trip is that my emails are working. I have been able to both send and receive – a pleasant change from my last few trips to the States.
Time to call it a day, so
Enough for now,