De Los Angelese Cortazar: Father Javier De Los Angeles Cortazar

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Father Javier De Los Angeles Cortazar (Picture CBC)

Father Javier De Los Angeles Cortazar

Javier Cortazar

Priest.  Ordained 27 December 1996,-  was originally ordained for the Archdiocese of Monterrey in Monterrey, Mexico.  Incardinated in the Diocese of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan 18 August 2014.  Charged with sexually assaulting another priest at a cabin near Goodsoil Sask in 2014 (no word of charges until September 2016? – has been active as a priest in diocese since charges were laid).  Trial in Meadow Lake, Sask. scheduled for 2017

18 April 2017Charges STAYED

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18 April 2017:  Bishop Thevenot  rejoices over what he calls “dismissal” of charges against Father Javier De Los Angles Cortazar (The charges were ‘stayed’ by the Crown, which means they could be brought back within a year.  On the other hand, when charges are dismissed that is the end of those charges.)

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Bishops of Prince Albert Diocese from time of Father Javier De Los Angeles Cortazar’s arrival:   Albert Privet Thévenot, M. Afr. (26 May 2008  – )

Archbishops of the Archdiocese of Monterrey from time of Father Javier De Los Angeles Cortazar’s ordination:  Adolfo Antonio Suárez Rivera (o8 Nov 1983 – 25 January 2003);  José Francisco Robles Ortega (25 January 2003  – 07 December 2011); Rogelio Cabrera López (03 Oct 2012 –  )

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27 April 2017:  BLOG  But, the bishop is rejoicing.

26 April 2017:  BLOG Three court dates today

26 April 2017:  BLOG  Can you see what happened here?

21 April 2017:  BLOG The bottom of the barrell

19 April 2017:  BLOG  Beyond dirty

18 April 2017:  BLOG Priest trial in Meadow Lake SK

18 April 2017:  Sask. Roman Catholic priest sexual assault charge stayed  (this is an update of the previous article)

18 April 2017:  Sask. Roman Catholic priest sexual assault charge stayed

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Next court date:  Charges STAYED on second day of trial.  17-21 April 2017:  TRIAL, Meadow Lake Saskatchewan Court house (207-3rd Ave. E., Meadow Lake, Sask) – Court of Queen’s Bench courtroom.

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Unless otherwise indicated the following information is drawn from copies of the Canadian Catholic Church Directories (CCCD) which I have on hand, and media (M)

weekend 23 April 2017:  ‘said’ Mass

18 April 2017:  Charges stayed.

20 September 2016:  shown as Pastor at Saint Boniface, Goodsoil, Saskatchewan (Diocese of Prince Albert website:  Father Cortazar Pastor at Saint Boniface website)

2015:  Pastor at Saint Boniface Roman Catholic Church, Goodsoil, Saskatchewan, Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in Loon Lake, and Saint Antoninius Roman Catholic Churchin Pierceland, Saskatchewan (CCCD)

2014:  Pastor at Saint Boniface Roman Catholic Church, Goodsoil, Saskatchewan,and Saint Antoninius Roman Catholic Churchin Pierceland, Saskatchewan (CCCD)

18 August 2014:  Incardinated in Diocese of Prince Albert. (  Diocese of Prince Albert Bishop letter re incaridnation of Father Javier De Los Angeles Cortazar)

– charges with sexual assault of a fellow priest date to sometime in 2014 and somewhere in the vicinity of Goodsoil, Saskatchewan (M)

–   dean of Deanery 6 (see above letter re incardination)

2013:  Pastor at Saint Boniface Roman Catholic Church, Goodsoil, Saskatchewan, Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in Loon Lake, and Saint Antoninius Roman Catholic Churchin Pierceland, Saskatchewan (CCCD)

2012:  Pastor at Saint Boniface Roman Catholic Church, Goodsoil, Saskatchewan, Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in Loon Lake, and Saint Antoninius Roman Catholic Churchin Pierceland, Saskatchewan (CCCD)

2011, 2010:  not listed in directory (CCCD)

12 November 1968:  DOB  (Father Cortazar-google-dob-and-date-of-ordination)

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Sask. priest still in active ministry despite sexual assault charge

Father Javier Cortazar conducting services in Pierceland, Goodsoil and Loon Lake.

 

CBC News Posted: Sep 19, 2016 12:06 PM CT  Last Updated: Sep 19, 2016 12:06 PM CT

A Roman Catholic priest in northwestern Saskatchewan is carrying on with his work in three parishes despite being charged with sexual assault.

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Father Javier Cortazar is accused of assaulting another priest two years ago, but is still working as a priest in Pierceland, Goodsoil and Loon Lake. (Diocese of Prince Albert )

Father Javier de los Angeles Cortazar is accused of assaulting another priest two years ago, at a cabin near the village of Goodsoil.

Cortazar’s trial is set for April, 2017 at Court of Queen’s Bench in Meadow Lake. A publication ban prevents the name of the victim from being published.

Since the accusations first came to light, Cortazar has continued to work as a priest. He is currently the parish priest for the communities of Pierceland, Goodsoil and Loon Lake.

CBC News contacted the Diocese of Prince Albert on several occasions for a comment on this story. Officials have not returned those calls.

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Sask. priest still in active ministry despite sexual assault charge

CBC  

A Roman Catholic priest in northwestern Saskatchewan is carrying on with his work in three parishes despite being charged with sexual assault.

Father Javier de los Angeles Cortazar is accused of assaulting another priest two years ago, at a cabin near the village of Goodsoil.

Cortazar’s trial is set for April, 2017 at Court of Queen’s Bench in Meadow Lake. A publication ban prevents the name of the victim from being published.

Since the accusations first came to light, Cortazar has continued to work as a priest. He is currently the parish priest for the communities of Pierceland, Goodsoil and Loon Lake.

CBC News contacted the Diocese of Prince Albert on several occasions for a comment on this story. Officials have not returned those calls.

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2014 August, Rev. Javier De Los Angeles Cortazar Incardination – French

[Roman Catholic Diocese of Prince Albert website]

Par conséquent, c’est avec une grande joie que je vous annonce l’incardination du Père Javier au diocèse de Prince Albert et de lui souhaiter la bienvenue en tant que membre permanent de notre diocèse comme prêtre diocésain. Actuellement, le Père Javier est au service des paroisses de Goodsoil, Loon Lake et Pierceland et doyen du doyenné 6.

Lors des célébrations de ce week-end, nous vous invitons à une prière d’action de grâces pour la réponse favorable de l’archidiocèse de Monterrey et au Seigneur pour le beau cadeau de l’appel du Père Javier!

Sincèrement vôtre dans le Christ,

+Albert Thévenot M. Afr.
Évêque de Prince Albert

[Google Translation of above:

Therefore , it is with great joy that I announce the incardination of Father Javier Diocese of Prince Albert and welcome him as a permanent member of our diocese as a diocesan priest . Currently , Father Javier serves the parishes of Goodsoil , Pierceland and Loon Lake and dean of the deanery 6 .

During the celebrations this weekend, we invite you to a thanksgiving prayer for the favorable response of the Archdiocese of Monterrey and the Lord for the gift of the Father’s call Javier !

Sincerely yours in Christ,

+Albert Thévenot M. Afr.
Évêque de Prince Albert]

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Sask. diocese launches diaconate

Western Catholic Reporter

March 31, 2014

PAULA FOURNIER
PRAIRIE MESSENGER

PRINCE ALBERT, SASK. – In September 2013, Bishop Albert Thévenot established a program for the permanent diaconate in the Prince Albert Diocese.

On Jan. 25, eight married couples and two single men coming from across the diocese met at the Diocesan Pastoral Centre to begin the initial six-month discernment process.

Thévenot said three reasons lay behind the need for permanent deacons: a desire to enrich the Church with the special gifts of the diaconate, to strengthen the grace of diaconal ordination to those who already exercise this ministry, and a concern to provide regions where there is a shortage of clergy with sacred ministers.

He invited those who felt a calling to the vocation to pray for guidance and, if married, to pray together with their wives.

“A deacon personally serves the poor, sick and imprisoned, bringing the Gospel to those in need. He preaches and practices social justice, proclaims the Gospel and preaches at liturgical celebrations, provides catechetical instruction, adult faith formation and sacramental preparation,” writes Thévenot.

“Deacons assist priests during Mass, administer Baptisms, witness marriages, preside at funerals, officiate at benedictions and lead community prayer services.”

Deacon Allan Hinger, ordained in 2002 in Calgary, is currently living with his wife, Bonnie, in Goodsoil, Sask., working with pastor Father Javier De Los Angeles Cortazar at St. Boniface Parish.

EXCITED DEACON

He shared his excitement in watching the diaconate formation taking shape.

“We have never questioned our call to the diaconate, but we have at one time or another, felt both overwhelmed and the Spirit move,” Hinger said.

“I often feel excited and calm with confirmation at the same time, which might sound strange. The diaconate has always felt like an incredible opportunity and unquestionable blessing for us.

“Even in those times when I struggle to write a homily, I feel strengthened by the Gospel text and I know I am privileged,” he said.

TEACHERS

During the first meeting, Thévenot described deacons as teachers, preaching the word of God and inviting people to conversion and holiness by being witnesses and communicators of the faith, promoting what the Word invites us to do and be, and helping people to understand and live by this word, “people with a deep prayer life, truly people of prayer.”

SERVANTS

In speaking to diaconal couples, he asked them to share and be interested in their ministry and involved in their parish.

As Thévenot concludes in his letter, “The title ‘deacon’ means servant. The diaconate is a distinct vocation, or calling, to imitate Christ in his service to all humanity, to bring the world to Christ and Christ to the world.”

1 Response to De Los Angelese Cortazar: Father Javier De Los Angeles Cortazar

  1. Sylvia says:

    Oh no! The charges have been stayed:

    18 April 2017: Sask. Roman Catholic priest sexual assault charge stayed

    No explanation yet as to why. I hope and pray this isn’t a case of winning the argument that his right to a speedy trial has been violated.

    If anyone hears or sees anything please pass it along.

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