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“Why is he saying he’s not guilty?”

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The following is a recap of most of the testimony at the Father Denis Vaillancourt sex assault trial which ran 13-15 June 2017, with closing arguments scheduled at 2pm, 13 July 2017. There is a publication ban on the name … Continue reading

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“Catholic Church a “law unto itself” Archbishop tells royal commission” & related articles

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 The Sydney Morning Herald February 8 2017 – 4:49PM Rachel Browne The Catholic church is a “law unto itself” in need of serious cultural reform if it is to properly address widespread allegations of child sexual abuse within its ranks, … Continue reading

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“Catholic priest John Casey found not guilty of 16 child abuse charges” & related articles

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ABC News (Australia) Updated 12 Aug 2016, 6:18pm By Bruce MacKenzie Photo: John Casey was a police chaplain and involved in a school up until his arrest. (Supplied) Catholic priest and former police chaplain John Patrick Casey has been found … Continue reading

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A few other bits and pieces

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Day Four of the Father Robyn Gwyn sex abuse trial begins today.  I had to leave early so not sure of start time – I think it may be 09:30 am again to try to make up for lost time.  … Continue reading

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‘I never chose to be here,’ man testifies

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Kingston Whig Standard Wednesday, August 3, 2016 8:47:00 EDT PM    By Sue Yanagisawa, Kingston Whig-Standard The man accusing a retired Roman Catholic priest of sexually molesting him as child wanted Superior Court Justice Wolfram Tausendfreund to know, Wednesday, that … Continue reading

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Man bolts from stand while testifying in sex trial

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Kingston Whig Standard Tuesday, August 2, 2016 7:46:01 EDT PM By Sue Yanagisawa, Kingston Whig-Standard The first day of trial for a retired Roman Catholic priest, charged with sexually molesting a Kingston boy in the mid-1980s to early 1990s, ended … Continue reading

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Archdiocese had no official role at Mount Cashel: witness

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The Telegram (St. John’s Newfoundland) Published on April 14, 2016 Barb Sweet The Archdiocese of St. John’s had no control over the vetting of Christian Brothers assigned to Mount Cashel, nor do historical documents show a role in operating or … Continue reading

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Abuse fuelled alcoholism, court told

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The Telegram (St. John’s Newfoundland) Published on April 07, 2016 Barb Sweet Marriage breakup, employment difficulties result of Mount Cashel experience: witness The soft, lilting voice of a witness in his mid-70s set an eerie tone in Courtroom No. 2 … Continue reading

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‘Sense of powerlessness’ at orphanage

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 The Telegram (St. John’s Newfoundland) Published on April 11, 2016 Barb Sweet Boys forced into cold pool to bathe to save Mount Cashel money on hot water, civil trial told Some 60 years ago, two boys without winter coats dragged … Continue reading

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“Man tells Mount Cashel civil trial he was sexually stalked at orphanage” & related article

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St. John’s Telegram Published on April 13, 2016 Barb Sweet A man told the Mount Cashel civil trial at Newfoundland Supreme Court that he was taken in the 1950s by a Christian Brother to the boiler room at the orphanage … Continue reading

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