The next court date for Father John E Sullivan is:
13 May 2014: 09:30 am, courtroom #101, “to be spoken to”, North Bay, Ontario court house (360 Plouffe Street)
Yes, we’re back to “to be spoken to” again. I don’t know what happened to the “to set date for trial,” but there is no trial date set, but …..the next court date is only days away. Is that a hopeful and positive sign?
Please keep the complainants in your prayers.
The 10-day-preliminary hearing of London Diocese priest Father Robert Couture is on-going in Windsor. There is a publication ban on evidence so there will be no media reports relating what was entered into evidence or said in testimony.
It was good to see that, according to the only media coverage of the hearing which I have found to date, several parishioners sat in on the proceedings on Monday.
I strongly encourage those who are free to do so to attend. There is often information which comes out during a preliminary hearing that we don’t hear again at trial, plus, I believe that when it is possible to do so it is good for people to hear the evidence first-hand.
Does anyone know who (lawyer) is defending Father Couture ? and who is the Crown?
Fort those who plan to or are thinking of attending, the proceedings start at 10 am in courtroom #1 in the Ontario court of Justice (200 Chatham St., Windsor, Ontario)
Mark your calendars for next Wednesday. Ex-priest turned counsellor Gabe De Bianco will be sentenced next Wednesday (14 May 2014) in Sarnia, Ontario. I don’t have the start time – just tried to call but got an answering machine – I will try again and fill in the start time on both the Gabriel Del Bianco page and the Legal Calendar.
A reminder that the first charges against Del Bianco were laid back in April 2011. It’s taken a long long time.
Keep the victims in your prayers. Those who can do so will probably be giving their victim impact statements on the 14th. The pre-sentence report will also be addressed and both sides will argue before the judge what they would like to see as a sentence.
Let’s pray that justice is done here and that Del Bianco serves some time in jail.
I am doing that write-up on Father Bruno Primavera. I have told you before that I do not write easily. Nothing has changed 🙂 I write a bit, then launch off to look something up somewhere, or to try to contact someone who might be able to fill in a gap or two for me, and then take a break to think it all through and away I go again. I need the time. It’s the only way I feel comfortable doing what I do.
Once I get this done I will get the information together on the sentencing of Father Rene Labelle.
I have been watching in vain for publication of the judge reasons for sentencing. I have also been keeping an eye on the Court of Appeal for news on Labelle’s appeal of the guilty verdict, and in the local media for word that he is out of jail pending his appeal.
Without a shadow of a doubt Father Rene Labelle is out of jail, and without a doubt has been out since a day or so after he was whisked off to jail in an OPP cruiser.
Anyway, just to let you know I haven’t forgotten 🙂
I have some new information on ex-priest and convicted molester Brendan Foley which I will post later today.
I also have a little more information to add about Brother Benoit Lessard fic and the Brothers of Christian Instruction and St. Mary’s International School in Japan. It will probably be tomorrow before I get to that.
Enough for now,