Finally some news on court dates.
(1) Father William Allen
next court date 04 October 2010 – “to be spoken to”
Time: 08:30 am
Place: Courtroom #5
Courtroom #5 is a remand courtroom.
(2) Father Kenneth O’Keefe csb
the 29 September court-date was remanded to 03 November 2010 – “to be spoken to”
Time: 08:30 am
Place: Courtroom #5. Again, this is a remand courtroom.
I found the following explanation of “to be spoken to” on the Risen, Inch & Fraser website:
This means the court has not yet heard from you as to how you wish to proceed with your case. Your court appearance is shown as “to set a date” or “to be spoken to” as the court is waiting for you to tell them what you will be doing – will you be setting a date for trial or pleading guilty? If you have your own lawyer, he or she will be advising the court on your behalf as your case progresses.
I want to draw attention to the following:
Note the following quote from the Janet Handy comment:
It is a happy day when an agency meant to be a safe place for women, can be a part of teaching men how they too can be a part of the solution.
Is that where male victims fall into package? Teaching them how to “be part of the solution?” Meaning what?
Is this the best ‘they’ can do for male victims?
This is the outreach to male victims of sexual abuse? Funded by our tax dollars? On the heels of a $60M inquiry?
Take the time if you can to link to and listen to the podcast posted by Curious
There’s Father – now ex-Father – Brendan Foley…
He never believed in celibacy. He never for a moment felt that he was deceiving parishioners by living a ‘double life.’ He believed the expectations put on him by Roman Catholics were “antiquated.” He claimed his sexual assaults on two teenage boys were acts between consenting adults. He felt his job as a priest was to make the Church “more modern.” He never told Catholics that sex outside marriage is alright, nor did he tell them it was all wrong. As far as his homosexuality goes: “I don’t really care what the public thinks.” He is adamant that he did not betray his parishioners.
And then listen to the mothers of two of Father James Hickey’s many victims. And weep.
Enough for now