Arrested!

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There is a court date for Father Philip Jacobs in Victoria, B.C. today.  This is supposed to be to set a date for trial.  Please, anyone who hears any word on the outcome pass it along.

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I have posted what info I have available and can find on Father Francis Reed.   Reed sexually assaulted a girl whose parents had asked the priest to counsel her when she was 17.  The assaults began when she was 19.

This is yet another heart-breaker.  Please take the time to read the articles on the page, and also link to the online account by Elizabeth McKenna.

Bishop Plouffe described Reed as a ‘holy man.”  Really?!   A priest having a sexual relationship with a teenager entrusted to him for counselling is a mark of holiness?  Worse still, getting tethered to a bed and gagged in a quest to seek personal sexual personal gratification is a mark of priestly holiness?

And Reed continued to serve in the Diocese of Sault Ste. Marie, and, but the look of it, later on in England as well?

What led him to England I wonder?  Does anyone know?

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Mike just posted that Father George Smith was arrested today and appeared in court in Corner Brook, Newfoundland.  He is to return in February to enter a plea.  Finally!

I will see if I can find out any more.

Enough for now,

Sylvia

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