A big day in two Ontario courtrooms tomorrow….
(1) Bishop Raymond Lahey has a court date scheduled for 8:30 am tomorrow morning (03 February 2010) at the Ottawa court house. There has been speculation by the media that he will enter a plea. The 03 February court date however was described in court as “continuance.” I still don’t understand that, but perhaps will be enlightened tomorrow 🙂
By the way, I heard via the grapevine that Lahey’s hefty legal fees are presumably being picked up by a rich brother. True or false? I have no idea. For what it’s worth I do know that the average Catholic in the pew is adamant that they do not want to and will not pick up the tab. The question there is, barring legal action or an inquiry, how would they ever know if the diocese did or did not pick up the tab? One for sure is that Lahey has had no trouble running up his bill as he dithers about contemplating whether or not he actually did the dastardly deeds . $800 or so per hour adds up quickly – even with a teeny weeny bit of dithering.
I also wonder if the CCCB would sit by idly twiddling thumbs when one of its is ‘in need’? I doubt it. I truly doubt it.
Bottom line: rich brother or no I do believe Lahey’s hefty legal bill will be taken care of.
(2) Ex priest Don Grecco’s preliminary hearing is scheduled for tomorrow at the Cayuga courthouse. Hopefully someone can report back to us on the outcome of that.
Enough for now,