Monthly Archives: August 2006

Can you see where this “public” “independent” and “impartial” inquiry is going?

Share Button

Progress on the Father John Allan Loftus postings.  Once again I have added to and re-arranged the commentary and linked to two new Loftus-related articles: (1) a new article from the Catholic Register, and (2) a 1990 article from Time … Continue reading

Leave a comment

Expect massive legal wrangling and countless more delays

Share Button

No further progress as yet on the Loftus postings. I have, however, posted a few new media articles (scroll down) and Glaude’s ruling of yesterday (30 August ’06) regarding redaction and disclosure of documents which I had linked you to … Continue reading

Leave a comment

Another delay in the offing?

Share Button

Justice Normand Glaude has issued his ruling on redaction. And, it seems another delay is just around the corner, witness Glaude’s comments this am:  It is obvious that my decision has repercussions that affect not only the work of the … Continue reading

Leave a comment

Getting a handle on the politics of the “sexual abuse” inquiry

Share Button

A little more progress on the Father John Allan Loftus posting.  The commentary has been amended and expanded and the following two articles are linked and accessible through the comments. How the Catholic Church deals with sexual misconduct when more … Continue reading

2 Comments

Jesuit priest well-chosen to give “contextual” evidence

Share Button

It took a bit of doing, but I finally managed to post Sexual Abuse in the Church: A Quest For Understanding, a 1989 article by Father John Loftus, the Jesuit priest and former Executive of Southdown who will take the … Continue reading

1 Comment

A few interesting tid bits

Share Button

A few quick tid bits which I must draw to your attention: (1) Justice Glaude’s ruling that the diocese is a “public” institution is making ripples in the legal world. Already Ottawa lawyers are looking at the precedent which Glaude … Continue reading

Leave a comment

A ringside seat at the circus

Share Button

The Cornwall Public Inquiry website has added 30 August ’06 to its roster.  I am assuming that this is the date Justice Glaude has chosen to hand down his ruling regarding redaction of disclosed documents.  10 am. Now back to … Continue reading

Leave a comment

Back to the mandate and the judge

Share Button

I was just starting to blog yesterday’s events at the Weave Shed – a sequel to the disclosure chaos which kicked off with Wednesday’s SOS session – when I realized I have to get this of my chest first and … Continue reading

Leave a comment

More chaos at the hobbled inquiry!

Share Button

If you thought the issues regarding disclosure of documents and redactions were settled: not! First, I just have to say that this mandate must be exceeding its crafters wildest dreams! Now that I have that off my chest, back to … Continue reading

1 Comment

SOS session at the Weave Shed

Share Button

A quick blog to let you know that a previously unscheduled session will continue at the Weave Shed at 10 am this morning (Thursday).  This is a continuation of something akin to an SOS emergency session which was conducted yesterday … Continue reading

Leave a comment