A busy week in the offing in court:
(1) Monday 14 May to Friday 18 May 2012
Ex-priest Albert Leblanc sex abuse TRIAL: Yarmouth, Nova Scotia courthouse. The courtroom is booked for the week.
Please keep these complainants in your prayers in a special way this week. They will be called to testify. It will be a difficult week for both the complainants and their families. In many if not most cases the family know little of the nature of the allegations until they hear them at trial. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
I encourage those in the Yarmouth area who are free to do so to please attend. As always, I ask that you send along any information which can be passed along or links to media coverage at the end the end of each day of the trial.
(2) Monday 14 May 2012
Father Eric Dejaeger omi: Iqaluit courthouse, Iqaluit, Nunavut: to file formal indictment. We should get some idea tomorrow of the nature of the 35 new charges and how much additional time the Crown and/or defence might need/request before moving forward.
Again, keep the complainants in your prayers, both those in Nunavut and those in Edmonton, Alberta. They will all I am sure be anxiously awaiting any news at all on the outcome of tomorrow’s hearing;
(3) Tuesday 15 April 2012
Father Rene Labelle: 9 am, Kingston, Ontario Ontario courthouse (247 Wellington St.).
If there is anyone in the Kingston area who is free to pop into the courthouse to find out what happens on Tuesday please do. These early ‘revolving’ door court dates are difficult for all. So often it is no more than a rescheduling to another date, but, sometimes things happen which are of interest. The only for sure is that it will be months before a trial is set.
Again, keep the complainants in your prayers, and please pass along any news of the outcome of the proceedings.
(4) Wednesday 16 April 2012
Holy Cross Father Rheal Leblanc: 9 am, Welland courthouse, Welland, Ontario (102 East Main Street) (child porn charges)
If anyone can attend please do so, Again, this may be another adjournment so be prepared.
The Cap-Pele plebiscite was scheduled to be held tomorrow. As we all know, the “good” news here is that a plebiscite is no longer necessary: The sign bearing the name of clerical molester Father Camille Leger was torn down from the hockey arena 12 March 2012 and the arena has been re-named:)
Our abdicating Bishop James Wingle was recently sighted in the Renfrew area. The word I have received is that he was offering Mass for the Golden anniversary of a family member.
Enough for now,