Verdict tomorrow

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The judge will render her verdict in the Father Denis Vaillancourt  tomorrow morning in Cornwall.

11 September 2017: 09:00 am, VERDICT,  Cornwall Ontario courthouse (29 Second St. W.)

Please pray for “Craig’ and his family, and, please pray that justice is done.

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The next court date for Father George Ansel Smith is:

11 September 2017: 09:30 am, “Adjourned for Election and/or Plea,” Stephenville Newfoundland courthouse.

  Let’s hope and pray that this is not yet another adjournment.

Please keep the complainant and his family in your prayers.

Enough for now,

Sylvia

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Want to get these posted…

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Previously convicted and currently incarcerated molester Father Yvon Arsenaul had a court date scheduled in Moncton, New Brunswick today:

07 September 2017:  09:30 am, Moncton Courthouse Moncton NB (45 Assumption Blvd)

According to Baspuit, Arsenault is due back in court 19 October 2017 at 9:30 am.  I will check to find out what is happening.  It sounds as though the original hearing was adjourned?

As always, please keep the complainants in your prayers.

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Ex-priest and previously convicted molester Donald Grecco had a court date scheduled for this morning:

07 September 2017:  sentencing,  Robert S. K. Welch St Catharine’s courthouse, St. Catharine’s, Ontario (59 Church St

I’m not certain if this is a sentencing hearing or sentencing, or perhaps if the judge decides to do so, both?  No matter, there should be some news fairly soon.

Please keep the victims in your prayers.

(I am about to post the first two parts of  Grant LaFleche‘s  excellent series, “The wolf in priest’s clothing” which has been running in the Welland Tribune/St. Catharine’s Standard.  Once posted I will let you know.)

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Note that three more men have come forward alleging sexual abuse as teenagers at the hand of previously convicted Viatorian priest Father Ronald Leger:

07 September 2017:  Winnipeg priest faces new sexual assault charges

A reminder that Father Leger is a native of Cornwall Ontario.  He attended and taught at Cornwall Classical College and, was in fact a teacher at the college when Father Denis Vaillancourt was a student (the verdict in the Vaillancourt trial is set for 11 September).  While teaching at the college Leger was a good friend of Father Paul Lapierre.  Lapierre has since been charged and convicted for sex abuse of Claude Marleau.

I commend all of the men who have come forward.  Please keep them in your prayers.

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Sorry, I’ve had a flu bug since Sunday 🙁    Still under the weather but did want to get these posted.

Enough for now,

Sylvia

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Another betrayal

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Well. finally a little more background as to why Father Fred Olds was placed on administrative leave back in November 2016:

30 August 2017:  “Church calls for forgiveness” & related article

29 August 2017:  Archdiocese of Saint-Boniface Press Release re arrest and sentencing of Leo Coughan and references made at trial to Father Fred Olds

Leo Coughlan, church administrator at St Bernadette’s Roman Catholic Church in Windsor Park Manitoba for about 12 years while Father Olds’ was pastor  at the parish, has been convicted of stealing/embezzling in the order of $375,000.00 from the parish.

But, that’s not all…

According to news reports, Coughlan has alleged that he was “’manipulated’ and sexually abused” by Father Olds.  The allegations  emerged publicly during the trial.

There are, it seems, however, two versions of the allegations, – one from the defence, and the other from the Crown.  According to Coughlan’s lawyer, Father Olds preyed on Coughlan when Coughlan was in his late 20s.   According to the Crown, Coughlan told police when he was arrested that he had a “not non-consensual” sexual encounter with Olds. (I take it that “not non-consensual”  means consensual?)

Either way, it sounds as though there was definitely sexual interaction between the priest and Mr. Coughlan. Charges were not laid in relation to the sexual interaction, but the Archdiocese of St. Boniface has been conducting an enquiry into “certain allegations” which, according to a spokesman for the archdiocese ” had earlier been brought forward to us, in approximately July of 2016.”

The last we heard of Father Olds was that he had moved back to Hamilton, Ontario.

By the look of things:  Another mess:  Another betrayal of trust:  Another wolf in sheep’s clothing.

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The next court date for previously convicted molester Father George Ansel Smith is:

11 September 2017: 09:30 am, “Adjourned for Election and/or Plea,”  Stephenville Newfoundland courthouse

That’s at least four times the case has been “Adjourned for Election and/or Plea.”  One of these days ….

As I said elsewhere, word is that the Crown has been appointed judge.  That means a new Crown for the case who must get up to date.

As always, please keep the complainant in your prayers.

Enough for now,

Sylvia

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Statement of Claim posted

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The statement of claim field by “BSG” against the Basilian Fathers of Toronto has been posted on the Father Frederick Cahill page:

09 August 2017:   BSG – Statement of Claim against Basilian Fathers of Toronto – BSG alleges sexual abuse by Basilian priest Father Frederick Wallace Cahill

Please keep BSG in your prayers as he embarks upon this difficult journey.

Enough for now,

Sylvia

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Name added

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The name of deceased Basilian priest Father Frederick Cahill has now been added to the accused list.

If anyone has any further information to add please pass it along.

I am heading off to do a quick bit of shopping and then supper time 🙂

Enough for now,

Sylvia

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I will let you know

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I am in the process of adding a name to the Accused list and page for now deceased Basilian priest Father Frederick Cahill, this after news of a lawsuit launched alleging that Father Cahill was a molester.  As soon as the information is together I will let you know.

Enough for now,

Sylvia

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Mark your calendars

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Mark your calendars…

The next court date for currently incarcerated child molester Father Yvon Arsenault is his preliminary hearing:

09 August 2017:  Convicted Moncton ex-priest will face preliminary inquiry on new sex charge next month

07 September 2007:  09:30 am, Preliminary hearing, Moncton, New Brunswick,  courthouse

Please keep the complainant in your prayers in a special way for the next month.

I encourage those who are within driving distance of the courthouse to attend.

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Please check NEW to the site for recently posted articles.  As you see, the following articles were posted earlier today:

08 August 2017:  “Report Uncovers Nearly 100 Sex Abuse Lawsuits Against Catholic Leaders In Guam” & related articles

08 August 2017:  “Man Captured on Video Groping Teen Girl on New Jersey Street Is Newly Ordained Priest: Police” & related articles

08 August 2017:  Accused in child pornography investigation appears in court

08 August 2017:  “Cameroon Monsignor Accuses Gay Priest of Killing Bishop” & related articles

Enough for now,

Sylvia

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Please read carefully

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The judge’s decision to stay the charges against Father Gary Hoskins have been posted:

16 February 2017:  R v Hoskins (Stay of proceedings granted by Justice David F. Hurley)

Please please read carefully so that you can understand how important it is that all the dilly-dallying with court dates must come to an end.

The terribly sad thing about all for this is that it is the victims and society as a whole who suffer when judges/Crowns and/or defence lawyers do not ensure that cases move through the courts at a reasonable pace.  How unfortunate that there is no thought here for victim’s rights.  How terribly unfortunate that “alleged” sexual predators go free.  What a disgrace that an “alleged” child molester is treated like a victim.  How sad that  Crowns and defence lawyers are not held accountable and penalized when they aren’t prepared for a court date and/or fail to disclose documents ?

Note the charges against Hoskins which have in essence been tossed by the court :

Count No. 1

on or between the 1st day of January, 1984 A.D. and the 31st day of December, 1986 A.D., at or near Stephenville in the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador, did commit a sexual assault on L.J., contrary to Section 246.1 of the Criminal Code;

Count No. 2

on or between the 1st day of January, 1984 A.D. and the 31st day of December, 1986 A.D., at or near Stephenville in the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador, did commit a sexual assault on L.J., contrary to Section 246.1 of the Criminal Code;

Note too that Father Hoskins was dismissed as a psychologist when the charges were laid:

While demonstrating actual prejudice is not a factor in obtaining relief under section 11(b) of the Charter, the Court was told that the Accused was dismissed from his employment as a psychologist when the charges were laid and has not found employment since that time.

Why mention it if indeed “demonstrating actual prejudice is not a factor in obtaining relief.”  And note, not a boo regarding the complainant’s life being put on hold!  Not one single judicial boo!

At the end of the day, the stay is, alas, all about ‘poor poor Father Hoskins.’

I wonder if the Crown appealed?  There was talk of an appeal.  Does anyone know?

Enough for now,

Sylvia

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Pictures added

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A 1980 picture of former Redemptorist priest and convicted and then recycled child molester  Father Douglas Stamp has been added to the page.

And, good news:  I have also verified that Father Stamp was laicized, by choice or otherwise, in 2015 – probably around October 2015.  He is now MR. Douglas Stamp.

 

 

 

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The following photos have been added to the page of recently convicted child molester Father Robin Gwyn page.  The photos are  from the 1989-1990 St. Francis Xavier elementary school yearbook Look at Us:

Note the photo of Father Gwyn with the little girl on one knee and his mouse puppet on the other.  Remember I mentioned hearing that he used to use a mouse puppet during his homilies?  That must be it.  It’s quite a size!  Unfortunately the children being children would have loved it.

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The following account of a Michigan priest living like a king and missing parish funds is hard to digest.  Did Father Wehrle ever really bother himself with the salvation of souls entrusted to his care, or was he just busy busy designing and building his regal homes?  Time will tell.

05 August 2017:  “Priest accused of embezzlement seeks $800K seized by police” & related articles

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There is a little more information on Father Gary Hoskins to post – will do so shortly.

Enough for now,

Sylvia

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New page added for pretender priest

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A page for Justin Georges Stephen Coulombe has been added.

After reading that further charges against this man were added today, and doing a little searching and discovering that he had indeed been a very active Roman Catholic 13 years ago and was in fact quoted in the Western Catholic Reporter after attending a vocations workshop in September 2004, I decided that I really should pull together what information I could find and create a page.

If you find any more information please pass it along.

I’ll let you browse through the information – I had fully planned to make a few more comments but have decided I’ve had enough and am  calling it a day 🙂

Enough for now,

Sylvia

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