Due to the latest events I have updated and added further information to the Father Joe LeClair page.
The latest events are that the diocesan audit (the second) is completed and police have been called in to probe “financial irregularities” at Blessed Sacrament.
17 September 2011: Police to probe financial irregularities at Blessed Sacrament
According to an entry in the weekend bulletin at Blessed Sacrament. letters – plural – from the archdiocese will be available on the parish website this week, and, a week from tomorrow Msgr. Kevin Beach, the Vicar General, will be at the parish hall after the 11 am Mass to speak to parishioners .
17 September 2011: Entry in Blessed Sacrament Parish bulletin
At this moment in time, that is all I know. I felt however that since the police are now in the picture the page should be brought up-to-date. I have also added Father LeClair’s name to the Accused list.
I have heard nothing of the outcome of the Gabriel DelBianco pre-trial. Given that it was a pre-trial that is probably no surprise. I will check this week to see when the next court date is scheduled. [My error. The Gabriel DelBianco pre-trial is actually scheduled for 22 September 2011. Father Claude Lefebvre had a court date 16 September 2011 – his preliminary hearing is set for 17 & 18 October 2011 ]
I found out that Monsignor Martin Wain, and American, was in fact ordained for the Diocese of Peterborough, Ontario in 1981. This is rather strange. In 1982, one short year after ordination, he was down at Hundred Acres Monastery in New Boston, NH. I am still trying to put the pieces together and awaiting response from the Peterborough Diocese to several more queries. Once I get a few more answers I will give an update.
I would appreciate copies on any legal documents anyone has which can be posted on the site, either in full of with redactions as requested. I would also appreciate books or pamphlets published by dioceses or parishes which you have but no longer use. Ditto Canadian Catholic Church Directories. All are invaluable to me in sorting out time-lines and who was where when. If you can help, please email at email@example.com
Enough for now,