I have the Father Ronald Bromley newspaper clippings posted. I am bushed and disgusted. Is it just me? It’s all so terribly and heartbreakingly familiar.
Anyway, I will let you read through the list.
20 March 2002: Bromley traded cigarettes for sex: witness (Trial 2)
15 March 2002: Complainant testifies priest abused him (Trial 2)
13 March 2002: Witness faces accused (Trial 2)
1998: Witness says priest had sex with him on camping trip (Trial 1)
25 June 1998: Witness says priest tried to have sex with him (Trial 1)
18 June 1998: May have only dreamed assaults, witness now says (Trial 1)
12 August 1998: Priest to sentenced today for sexually abusing boys (Trial 1)
24 June 1998: Witnesses wanted to keep sex abuse hush hush (Trial 1)
09 April 1998: Priest faces more charges
20 October 1997 (The Advertizer): RCMP lays more charges against priest (The Advertizer)
I don’t know what the grounds for appeal of the first trial and conviction were. Can anyone help on that?
Any observations or comments?
While I was digging out the clippings I came across this one that had been filed away years ago. This one is related to the sexual abuse of boys at the Shelburne Nova Scotia reform school for boys. Paul Aucoin, a former teacher at the school turned Social Worker, admitted he molested three boys, and, three months later when his admission became public, committed suicide. The clipping relates to his background and funeral Mass at Holy Cross in Ottawa.
24 January 1998: ‘He was looking for forgiveness‘
Does anyone know if Father Ross Finlan said the funeral Mass? He was the pastor at the time. I don’t see his name in the write-up, but I am wondering if perhaps it was him?
Enough for now,