The three-day fitness trial of Father Linus Bastien’s was scheduled to begin today (24 May 2016) :
24 -26May 2016: 10 am, fitness hearing set for three days, Windsor Superior Court of Justice (245 Windsor Avenue)
According to EHV there is talk that Bastien suffered a heart attack. I pray that that is not the case.
Please keep the complainants in your prayers.
There’s one more article from last week which I wanted to make brief comment on:
18 May 2016: Lawyer’s career dominated by clergy abuse scandal
Rob has done great work representing victims of clerical sexual abuse, but I don’t agree with him on this:
[Rob Talach] believes the Catholic Church, by requiring a celibate priesthood, made sexuality a forbidden subject among priests and the bishops responsible for managing them. It meant, he said, that even sex abuse was not discussed.
(1) Those priests who are ‘interested’ in having sexual relations with a woman manage to find one, just as those married men who are ‘interested’ in having sexual relations with a child manage to find one;
(2) Marriage is no ‘cure’ for paedophiles, haebophiles or pederasts;
(4) There has been no lack of priests over the past 50 years who have talked and/or written ad nauseam about sex;
(5) I am inclined to believe that sex abuse has been discussed, in depth, and often, behind closed doors.
Today a good friend came to give me a welcome hand getting on top of some much needed research. A very productive day! We accomplished in one day what would have taken me two or more 🙂
Enough for now,