Stamp: Father Douglas Stamp CSsR

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Father Douglas Stamp, 1980

Father Douglas Stamp CSsR

Douglas Stamp

was a Redemptorist priest.  Ordained 1980.  Initially served in Redemptorist operated parish in Peterborough, Ontario)   GUILTY plea 1997.  Served three months on weekends and one year probation.  In Spring 2002 resigned his position as Chaplain at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Hamilton, Ontario after Catholics learned that he was a convicted child molester.)  Was laicized in 2015.

The following dates and information are drawn from available Canadian Catholic Church Directories (CCCD) and media (M).   Additional timelines will added as information becomes available.

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July 2017:  Douglas Stamp is still alive.  He is no longer a priest.  He was laicized, either voluntarily or otherwise,  in 2015, possibly around October 2015.  I have been told but have not confirmed that he received a severance package.

2012:  not listed in CCCD index

2011, 2010:  address Toronto. Address and phone number that of Redemptorist Fathers Provincial (425 St. Germain Ave. – Father Desmond Scanlan, provincial)  (CCCD)

Spring 2002:  resigned as head of chaplaincy services at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Hamilton, Ontario after someone revealed his sex abuse conviction. (Anthony Tonnos, Bishop of Hamilton) (M)

2002, 2000:  7 Howland Ave., Toronto 416-961-4802 (CCCD) (was he perhaps taking the requisite courses duirng this spell to serve as a hospital chaplain?)

1999:  address 141 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario. Phone 416- 598-3269.  Address and phone that of St. Patrick Church (Father Gerard Petipas, Pastor)  (CCCD)

1998, 1997:  Toronto.  Address and phone number that of Redemptorist Fathers Provincial (425 St. Germain Ave. – Father Raymond Corriveau CSsR, Provincial)  (CCCD)

March 1997: sentenced to 90 days in jail for sex abuse of two boys at St. Alphonsus Church, Peterborough.  Time was to be served on weekends followed by one year probation. (M)

1996, 1995, 1994:   Chancellor, Diocese St. John’s, Newfoundland Phone 709-726-3660. ( Bishop James MacDonald)   (CCCD)

1993, 1992:  Toronto.  Address and phone number that of Redemptorist Fathers Provincial (425 St. Germain Ave. – Father Desmond Scanlan CSsR, Provincial)  (CCCD)

15 March 1993:  defended his doctoral thesis (Canon Law).  Director Father Frank Morrissey omi

1991:  address St. Theresa Church, St. John Newfoundland(Pastor Father Dermott Fitzpatrick CSsR) (Alphonsus Liguori Penney Archbishop of St. John’s)  (CCCD)

1985-1986:  140 Ave Grande-Allee Est., Quebec, G1R 2H6  Phone 418-524-3544. (Strangely the index indicates both that he is a Redemptorist priest and that he is incardinated in Peterbough.)  (CCCD)

1979-1983:  St. Alphonsus Church, Peterborough, Ontario (staffed by Redemptorist priests) (M)

sexually abused two boys between 1979 and 1981 while at St. Alphonsus

Raised in Newfoundland.  At trial Stamp said that he had been sexually assaulted three times between 1969 and 1970 by Father James Hickey of Newfoundland. (Hickey, who died in 1992, was convicted of 55 charges related to sex abuse of young boys) (M)

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07 August 2017:  BLOG Pictures added

25 February 1997: Priest pleads guilty to sex assault

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Priest gets 90 days for sex abuse

March 4, 1997  18.45 EST

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. (CP)

A Roman Catholic priest who says he was once abused by a priest has been sentenced to 90 days in jail for sexually abusing two boys.

Father Douglas Stamp, originally from Newfoundland, was sentenced Tuesday on two counts of indecent assault for incidents that took place between 1979 and 1981. He pleaded guilty last week.

He’ll serve his time on weekends and then be on probation for one year.

Last week, Stamp apologized to his victims as well as his parishioners. He told the court that he was sexually abused by a priest when he was younger.

Stamp will remain a priest, but has been reassigned to office duties with his Redemptorist order.

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 Priest gets 90 days for sex abuse

Canadian Press

March 4, 1997  19.32 EST

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. (CP)

A Roman Catholic priest who says he was once abused by a priest has been sentenced to 90 days in jail for molesting two boys.

Father Douglas Stamp, 45, was sentenced Tuesday on two counts of indecent assault for fondling two 12-year-old boys at St. Alphonsus Church in Peterborough from 1979 to 1983.

He pleaded guilty last week and apologized to his victims and parishioners. He’ll serve his time on weekends at Mimico Correctional Centre in Toronto and then be on probation for one year.

Stamp was charged after one of the victims saw him on a national TV news program in 1995 defending the church’s position during the Mount Cashel affair, in which the Christian Brothers were convicted of sexually assaulting boys under their care at a Newfoundland orphanage.

The victim phoned Stamp, who at the time was chancellor of the archdiocese of St. John’s, Nfld.

The father of one of the victims said the assaults have been difficult for his son, but he called the sentence “fair.”

Stamp will remain a priest, but has been reassigned to office duties with his Redemptorist order.

He says he was sexually assaulted on three occasions in 1969 and 1970 by the late Father Jim Hickey in Newfoundland. Hickey was convicted of 55 sex charges involving boys before he died in 1992.

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8 Responses to Stamp: Father Douglas Stamp CSsR

  1. JG says:

    …Abuser priest training another abuser,training another abuser, training…How far back could evidence like this be uncovered?…How far up as well?…and how much of society has been similarly impacted?… by their “earthly mess”!!!

    …and we wonder why “they” are covering up, why the increasing scandal all over the globe?!!!…
    …uncontrollable head-shaking!!!…I’m numb!
    To read this on Sunday!…

  2. Alice says:

    Do you know if this priest is stil alive?

  3. Sylvia says:

    Thank you Anon. Do you have any idea when he was defrocked/laicized?

  4. anon says:

    I believe within the last 2 years – nearly positive less than 4 years. I will try and find out specific date.

  5. Sylvia says:

    A 1980 picture of Father Douglas Stamp has been added to the page above.

    Also, good news for his victims: I have received confirmation that Douglas Stamp was laicized in 2015. He is now MR. Douglas Stamp.

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