“Morally I have sinned, and legally I have pleaded not guilty, but your honor, I submit to your legal judgment,” Beaupre said in broken English before he began to tremble and weep silently. “If this young man is suffering because of me, I’m sad.”
“Morally I have sinned, and legally I have pleaded not guilty.”
Some of this is just so hard to stomach.
“If this man is suffering because of me, I’m sad.”
I have just posted and must comment on the media re convicted clerical molester Father Armand Beaupre.
If indeed Beaupre’s stint at an Ontario treatment centre was related to his depraved sexual proclivities he didn’t learn much did he? Did he really think that the boy would benefit from sexual abuse? Did he think the child would be a better Roman Catholic if he was molested by a priest? Did he truly think that a little molesting would lead the boy ‘to know love and serve God in this world and be happy with Him in the next?’
I mention treatment centre. Note that Beaupre was shipped off to a treatment centre in Ontario in 1986. That was four years before sex abuse charges were laid. The bishop of the day for Saint Paul Alberta Diocese was Raymond Roy.
Why did Roy decide to ship Beaupre off to a treatment centre in the mid 80s? Did he know then that Beaupre was a molester? It has that look does it not? Perhaps the boy’s Grade 8 teacher spoke to the Bishop?
Was the treatment centre Southdown?
What, I wonder, was Beaupre’s diagnosis? Alcoholism? Psychosexual immaturity? Ephebophilia? ( was ephebophila even an ‘in’ diagnosis in the mid 80s?)
What, I wonder was his “treatment”?
Whatever the diagnosis and treatment the decision by Bishop Roy was obviously that Beaupore was fit to return to active ministry. So back he went, and within a few short years, the sex abuse charges.
I see that, according to the Canadian Catholic Church Directory, Beaupre was in Quebec City in the mid 90s. It is known that around 1997 he was saying Mass.
Beaupre was still in the Archdiocse of Quebec in 2000. His incardination is still listed as Saint Paul, Alberta, but there he is in Quebec. Reycled.
I wonder if by 2000 Beaupre had come to the conclusion that he had indeed “hurt” his young victim? I wonder if he had the slightest clue how much he “hurt” the boy?
I wonder why the judge found it hard to believe that Beaupre sodomized the boy?
I wonder why Beaupre and his clerical ilk are not laicized.
Yes, I wonder about a lot of things as I read my way through the filth .
Enough for now,