I received an email advising that ex-priest and serial molester Levi Noel died today, 13 May 2016. I don’t see any obituaries yet. If anyone spots any, or any media coverage, please pass along.
Levi Noel, a priest with the Diocese of Bathurst New Brunswick, was ‘defrocked/laicized in 2012. The request for laicization was submitted to the Vatican by the then Archbishop of Bathurst, Valéry Vienneau, after Noel was first convicted in 2010. In this instance Bishop Vienneau did the right thing. I did not agree with the Michael Bastarache ‘conciliation ‘ process initiated by the bishop, but he certainly did what needed to be done to get a molester out of the priesthood.
Please pray for the many victims of this molester who for so many years masqueraded as a priest, for those victims who eventually came forward and those who never quite summoned the courage to do so. And please, at this time remember in a special way, and pray for the repose of the souls of, those victims who unfortunately took their own lives
Enough for now,