Father Robin Gwyn, a retired priest from the Archdiocese of Kingston, Ontario who has been lining in Berwick, Nova Scotia for some years, has a courtdate tomorrow (05 November ’14) at the Ontario Court of Justice in Kingston, Ontario.
05 November 2014: 09:30 am, pre-trial and “to be spoken to”, courtroom #3, Kingston Ontario courthouse (279 Wellington St.)
The pre-trial will be behind closed doors and NOT open to the public, but the public can be in the courtroom for the “to be spoken to” component.
I encourage those who can do so to attend so we can perhaps find out what’s happening.
Please, as always, keep the complainant in your prayers. And please pass on any and all news of the outcome.
The judge will rule on Friday afternoon whether or not the charges against Father Jacques Faucher will go to trial.
07 November 2014:
2 pm, 1:30 pm, judge to render decision re evidence at preliminary hearing, Ottawa Ontario courthouse (161 Elgin St.)
The judge can decide that some but not all charges are to proceed to trial, or that all charges proceed to trial, or that none of the charges proceed to trial.
Mark your calendars. If you are free to attend please do so to support the complainants.
And, yes, please keep the complainants in your prayers.
And yet another adjournment yesterday for Father Charles Picot. As I said elsewhere, I think we all anticipated as much, but hoped that something of significance would happen to either move this on to trial or a guilty plea.
I have posted two articles, the first is a google translation of the accompanying French text. (I know: the google translations are a bit of a nightmare, but if we grit our teeth we can usually plod though and pick up up a fair bit of information.)
03 November 2014: “The case of former priest Picot adjourned again” & original French text
03 November 2014: Case of Former Bathurst-Area Priest Facing Sex Charges Adjourned Again
So, that’s it now until 05 January 2015. Hopefully the new year will see movement on the case. Perhaps with luck Father Picot will actually show up to answer to the charges?
I will try to sort out this week how many charges and how many complainants there are. If anyone knows for certain please let me know.
Please keep the complainants in your prayers.
When it comes to the keyboard the problems with right hand and arm continue. There is great progress everywhere but here 🙁 This morning I sat down to try again – I was quite excited to be able to get my hand over the mouse – but then absolute sheer agony! So, I am back to picking away with left hand. One of these days I’ll be able to carry on as ‘noirmal’
Enough for now,