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The preliminary hearing for the Archdiocese of Edmonton’s Father Albert Laisnez is scheduled for tomorrow:

11 December 2014:  09:30 am, Preliminary Hearing, Sherwood Park courthouse, Alberta (190 Chippewa Rd.,)

A reminder that there is virtually always a publication ban on the names of complainants and on all evidence and testimony presented at preliminary hearings.  The hearings, however,  are open to the public.  I urge those who can do so to attend.

Please keep the complainants in your prayers.  IF the judge decides to rule as to whether or not he/she believes there judge rules


The next courtdate for previously convicted molester Father John Sullivan is:

06 January 2015: 09:30 am, “to be spoken to” courtroom #101 (the set date courtroom), North Bay, Ontario court house (360 Plouffe Street)

Believe it or not, this all started when charges were laid away back in June 2012!

Please keep the complainants in your prayers:  this has to be so terribly difficult and frustrating for them.


The preliminary hearing scheduled for yesterday (for Father Yvon Arsenualt never really got off the ground yesterday (09 December 2014).  His next courtdate is:

15 December 2014:  issues re Bastarache documents, Moncton courthouse, Moncton NB(45 Assumption Blvd)

I posted an article which covered yesterday’s proceedings.  The article was kindly translated for us by a reader

09 December 2014: “Adjournment of the case of former priest Yvon Arsenault ” & 0riginal French text

What I have learned is that the proceedings lasted about 45 minutes.  No complainants were called.  Aside what transpired yesterday there will be no preliminary hearing.

Father Arsenault’s next courtdate is:

15 December 2014:  issues re Bastarache documents, Moncton courthouse, Moncton NB (45 Assumption Blvd)

That next courtdate relates somehow to the disclosure of those Michel Bastarache/Moncton Archdiocese conciliation files.  I have no idea why it is only now – and at what was supposed to be a preliminary hearing – that the issue of those files was raised.   Nor do I have any idea as to how readily those files will be disclosed.

I had a blog ready to post detailing the background of the conciliation process as it relates to Father Arsenault.  I hit a key on the keyboard and somehow the whole thing disappeared – try as I might I can’t retrieve it for love nor money 🙁  I won’t try to recount what I had written at this time.  It would take me time to get all of it all together again so will just carry on and post this as is and direct those interested in background to the folksinging:

this page re thr Bastarache “Conciliation deals

a page with links and info on Michel Bastarache

a blog of 05 January 2013 – “Tangled web”

05 December 2013:  “Retired N.B. priest faces charges after alleged incidents involving boys” & related articles

As always, please keep the complainants in your prayers.

Enough for now,


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