Dear Lord help us, another one! This time a “late vocation” to the priesthood.
Father Jean-Claude Lefebvre,a priest with the Diocese of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, has been charged with offences related to the sex abuse of two young boys dating, in one case, 30-32 years, and, in the other, to 01 Jan. ‘89 to 31 December 1999.
Lefebvre was ordained in 2001. According to media reports he pursued studies for the priesthood after his wife’s death in the early 90s. He has children and grandchildren. He denies the charges.
The allegations related to the offences spanning the 90s would cover some of the years Lefebvre was in seminary.
I say Lord help us, another one! I err. In truth I thank God that those men had the courage to come forward. My prayers are with them. I pray that justice is done.
Enough for now,