Hearings wrapped up at 17:15 (5:15 pm) and resume Monday afternoon 10 September 2007. Father Tom Doyle’s testimony is complete.
Ron Leroux’ motion to excuse and application for standing and funding have been rescheduled for 10 September 2007. Ditto Carson Chisholm’s application for standing and Funding.
I have a number of comments to make about Father Doyle’s testimony. I must collect my thoughts. Enough to say I have deep trouble with a Roman Catholic priest who testifies that we’re dealing with sexual dysfunction which, according to him, is a medical, not a moral issue and “you can’t run it to go away.”
I’m quite certain that’s what I heard Father Doyle say. And can there be any doubt that if he did indeed say just that it certainly will go a long long way to exonerate all clerical sexual predators? They’re sick. They really can’t help it.
This could be expected from secular authorities. But, from a Roman Catholic priest testifying as an “expert” in Church matters? To help a judge “frame” an inquiry which is handling large numbers of sexual abuse allegations against clergy?
Honestly, it’s pretty hard to stomach!
So, I will collect my thoughts, review my notes ….and then pen my thoughts :).
I have started putting information in the Father Gaetan Deschamps page. Still a little more to do there, then a few comments.
Enough for now,