I just added John S Knight, retired auxiliary Bishop of Toronto, to the Accused page. I really had to hunt to find my info on this – was convinced I had something somewhere but didn’t want to post until I had something concrete. I think I must have that National Post clipping attached in the note to “Dignitarians” somewhere but I have yet to come across it.
My recollection is that this was all very very quiet. Does anyone have anything further? Was there perhaps a pay-off? Was there a trial? Obviously there was something of significance to oblige a 58-year-old bishop to retire.
And, I see that Knight served as a priest in the Diocese of St. Catharines. Do any of you people in the St. Catharine’s Diocese remember him?
I also see that he was President of the Church Extension Society from 1984 to 1987. I think that convicted clerical molester Father Barry McGrory may well have replaced him? I must check, but seems to me it was around that time that McGrory re-surfaced at the helm of the Church Extension Society after his sudden disappearance from Ottawa followed presumably by further education of some sort at Queen’s or RMC .
Anyone who can fill in the blanks please do so.
Enough for now,