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The next courtdate for Viatorian priest Father Ronald Leger csv is:

14 May 2015: 1 pm, “to be spoken to,” courtroom #302, Winnipeg Provincial courthouse (408 York Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba )

Please keep the complainants in your prayers

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I posted two articles earlier today with intention of making comment .  The day has passed and I didn’t get back to them, so, here they are, with brief comment:

(1) 22 April 2015:  “Child sex abuse inquiry: Senior Catholic nun apologises to victims from Neerkol orphanage in Queensland: & related articles

I happened to tune in to the live coverage and caught a portion of former Sister of Charity  Di-Anne Rowan’s testimony, including the following surprising exchange

ANDREW MURRAY: Suffering was all by the children, wasn’t it?

DI-ANNE ROWAN: The sisters did suffer too. I know it does not excuse what happened with the children, but I do know from listening to the sisters, how they also suffered.

I don’t understand why she could not just have admitted that those children suffered and suffered terribly,  and leave it at that.  There was surely no need to say that some of the sisters suffered too?

 (2)  21 April 2015:  ” Pope accepts resignation of Bishop Finn” & related articles

I added an article there from last Fall when Ottawa’s Jesuit Archbishop Terrence Prendergast was sent to conduct an apostolic visitation in the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, Missouri.  That happened at a time our home had turned into a sick bay – I am quite certain I didn’t post anything in that regard, and only vaguely recall hearing about the visitation.

So, did Archbishop Prendergast recommend that Bishop Finn resign?  It’s possible.  Yes, it’s possible.

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Computer gremlins were at it again earlier this evening.  I think things are sorted out now (self-corrected) , but. please do let me now if you are having difficulty posting.

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BIG BIG hockey game on in Ottawa right now 🙂

Enough for now,

Sylvia

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