Yesterday I added a page for convicted Oblate molester Father Leonard Paradis omi.
Note the judge’s comments:
” a great deal of time has passed” (Eight or nine years?!)
“I find it difficult to justify a jail term for this kind of fondling incident.” (He didn’t try. No big deal. A priest, “fondling” young boys: no big deal!)
Is it just me? I personally am horrified at the very thought of a Roman Catholic priest groping and grabbing a young boy. The judge obviously wasn’t.
No matter, the eight years later Father Leonard Paradis omi was saying Masses at St. Joseph’s RC Church in Ottawa. His superior at the time, Father Chris Rushton omi , knew. No problem.
One more thing…
Bishop Peter Sutton, also an Oblate and the bishop referenced in the article who did nothing, is now retired and residing at Springhurst Residence in Ottawa. Last October Bishop Sutton celebrated 50 years as a priest – there to enjoy the camaraderie at the Springhurst celebration was our disgraced Bishop Raymond Lahey.
And, while speaking of Father Rushton omi and Bishop Lahey in almost the same breath, just as a note of interest, it was Father Rushton omi who conducted the Enneagram workshops at the Oblate administered Galilee centre in Arnprior, Ontario. Those are the workshops which Lahey raved about, so much so that in 1992 he dispatched all the priests in St. George’s Newfoundland off to Arnprior, Ontario to study Enneagrams.
Enough for now,