Three years for Redemptorist priest FatherRaymond-Marie Lavoie who is known to have sexually abused at least 13 young lads in the 70s and 80s.
10 February 2012: Quebec priest sentenced to three years in jail for sex assaults
Is three years suffice? I don’t think so. It’s not even close. But, at least he’s going to spend a little time behind bars to meditate on his sins and crimes and on the immense damage he wrought every time he laid a wayward hand on a boy.
He will have time in jail to pray for his many victims – I hope it uses it well.
The question now is: have his Redemptorist superiors put the wheels in motion to have this convicted predator laicized/defrocked? If not, why not?
Four more lawsuits launched today by victims of Basilian convicted molester Father William Hodgson Marshall. The defendants in the suit are: Basilian Fathers of Toronto, Catholic Bishop Ronald Fabbro and the Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board. There is a short article in the Windsor Star. I am sure we will learn more shortly:
10 February 2012: Sexual Assault Victims Sue William Hodgson Marshall, Catholic Church
Hod’s parole hearing by the way is 27 March. Given that he is currently in jail in nearby Joyceville I think it will probably be in Kingston. Once I know the details I will pass them along.
He also will be appearing in an Ontario court sometime in the not too distant future to answer to the new charges in Saskatoon. That too will probably be in Kingston. Again, when I know more I will pass on the word.
I’ve posted two more pdf files from the Vatican Sex Abuse Conference which was held this week in Rome.
Re the Centre for Child Protection, check this link and browse the site. I wish I were thrilled at the prospect of such a centre. I am not. I hope and will be only too happy to eat my words.
Enough for now,