Yesterday, as promised, I added a new tab to the menu. I called it Settlements. This is to allow for ease of access to the Michel Bastarache material. Eventually, as you can see, I will add pages with information regarding the Antigonish Diocese and Christian Brothers of Alfred and Uxbridge settlements, but, for now I wanted to centralize the material related to the Bastarache conciliation deals in both the Diocese of Bathurst and the Archdiocese of Moncton, New Brunwick. There is more that can be done, but for now I think there is enough for people to more eadily access and follow the articles and blogs in order to get a sense of what has been happening since Mr. Bastarache was first retained around the Spring of 2010 by Bathurst`s then Bishop, Valery Vianneau.
I have also added a page with some background information on Michel Bastarache and, given his years with the company and its early ties to the Roman Catholic church in New Brunswick, some information on Assumption Mutual Life.
I could have spent many more hours digging around but eventually comes the time to say ènough for now`and call it a day. I called it quits last evening.
I ask you New Brunswick people to look through the material and please let me know if there is anything which should be added.
The following files have been added:
Above in French: Un Siecle d`affirmation Assomption Vie
Just in case someone missed it, this article which lets us know what Peter Engelmann, former lead commission counsel for the Cornwall Public Inquiry, is up to these days:
Note that Engelmann is representing the teachers who are accused of failing to notify parents and police that a student in their care was sexually assualted by a group of fellow students during a trip to Boston.
A new bishop for you poor souls in Bathurst:
22 January 2013: Appointment of new Bishop for Bathurst
Dare we hope that Bishop Jodoin will bring transparency? Dare we dream that he will post the Bastarache report online?
Three groups of articles of interest posted. I have already made comment on each – will leave it at that:
01 February 2013: Cardinal Mahony relieved of duties over handling of abuse
Enough for now.