Not a boo about the Bathurst Diocese/Bastarache compensation package. Nothing. Not yet anyway. This is a far cry from the publicity which accompanied the handover of the report on the initial 01 November 2010 deadline
What’s going on? Why the silence? Where’s the media?
I have updates on some court dates:
(1) Father William Hodgson Marshall has a court date tomorrow in TORONTO tomorrow (03 December 2010). I unfortunately don’t have the time, or the courthouse, or the courtroom. If anyone has the details could you please post so that those who are interested have the details? [11 am, Old City Hall Courthouse)
(2) Bishop Raymond Lahey: has a court date tomorrow in OTTAWA: 03 December 2010: 0900 hours – Courtroom Room 8 (Regular Court);
(3) Father Kenneth O’Keefecsb: 22 December 2010OTTAWA ( 08:30 am, courtroom #5 – courtroom #5 thi is usually remand court)
(4) Father James Jordan omi: 10 January 2011 OTTAWA (10:00 am, courtroom #13)
I came across something which both intrigues and puzzles me. From the Basilian Newsletter 1999 :
Project(s) Children’s Home of St. Lucia (St. Lucia)
Amount awarded: 3,500.00
endorsement: Fr. W. H. Marshall, CSB
As I say on the page, I don’t understand what this means. But why, three years after the Basilians shipped Hod off for ‘treatment, is Hod’s name associated with children in any way, shape or form?
Can anyone enlighten me/us on what this grant means? Were the monies requested by Marshall? Were they given to Marshall to disperse?
Also, we had heard before about Hod Marshall’s foundation for St. Lucia. Here is a 2006 listing of Canadian charities abroad. Note Hod’s Hope for St. Lucia Foundation,
And here is an external link to a 2009 document indicating a request had been filed to revoke the charitable status of Hod’s Hope for St. Lucia Foundation.
Was Hod actually in charge of that Foundation? Did he administer it for all of those years? Does anyone know any more on that?
The following is an excerpt from Bishop Douglas Crosby omi (now Bishop of Hamilton Ontario) Pastoral Letter to parishioners of St. George’s Diocese, Corner Brook. Newfoundland and Labrador, 08 September 2005. It came months after the diocese sought bankruptcy protection as a result of $13M sex abuse claims:
The parishes in our diocese have given very generously, in fact they have given all they can give from their financial resources. We cannot and will not ask the parishes to do more. Please remember that parishes depend totally on the generosity of parishioners to be able to provide the pastoral services they do. Whether or not you choose to help the diocese directly, I implore you to increase your Sunday offering if you can, or to make a special financial gift to your parish at this particularly challenging time.
The media attention given to our settlement agreement has been the occasion for the outpouring of generosity from across the country. The diocese has received financial gifts from individuals of $50.00, $1,000.00, $5,000.00, and $10,000.00. Recently, one business man from southern Ontario pledged $100,000.00 to help us meet our commitments! All have promised prayers for us, and especially for the healing of those who have suffered most. While I do not want this pastoral letter to become an appeal for financial support, I do want to invite parishioners who are able and who wish to assist the diocese financially to do so. Consider making a contribution of $1,000.00 if you can; more if you are able. Any amount of generosity will help us fulfill our obligations.
$100,00.00!!! From a “businessman from Southern Ontario”? The money was flowing in. “From across the country.”
By the way, Bishop Crosby’s predecessor in St. George’s was Raymond Lahey.
Enough for now