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Two court dates tomorrow:

(1)  Gabriele A. Del Bianco:  preliminary hearing, Sarnia courthouse, Sarnia, Ontario. (sex abuse charges)  I unfortunately don’t have the time.

Please keep the complainants in your prayers.

(2) Father Yvon Doiron:  Campbellton courthouse, Campbellton, New Brunswick. Again, I don’t have a time. (fraud charges)

As always, I ask anyone with any infomation on either of the above to give us an update on the outcome of the court dates, either by posting a comment or a link to media coverage on the appropriate page.


I wonder how things are going in Igloolik?  Bishop Reynald Rouleau was scheduled to say Mass at St. Stephen’s in Igloolik this morning?  He is also scheduled to be be in the area for about a week.

I am hopeful that there will be media coverage.  If anyone has any news please pass it along, either with a comment on the site or send me an email at


Two more bits of information regarding Father John “Jack” McCann omi.

(1)  After St. Peter’s school closed and the elementary school children had to be bused to school, Father McCann drove the school bus!  Initially he drove the children in a large van – eventually a yellow school bus was purchased.  Yes, Fr. Cann drove the wee ones to school every morning.

 (2)  I have heard that Father McCann spent time assisting at Our Lady of the Visitation in Gloucester.  Can anyone confirm?

I have heard via the grapevine that Parishioners at Mount Carmel will have their Saturday morning Masses after all – at least for a wee while.  Staring yesterday, Father Richard Kelly omi will be saying Saturday morning Mass at Mount Carmel during the months of May and June.  That is good news.



Tomorrow (Monday 16 May) the Vatican will release it’s letter to the Bishops which will presumably offer guidance of some sort in comabtting child sex abuse.  I wait with baited breath.  I truly do.  Hope springs eternal 🙂

 Enough for now.


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