Previously convicted Oblate priest Father Omer Desjardins has a court date in Winnipeg tomorrow:
Monday, 12 June 2017: 1 pm, “to be spoken to,” court room # 302, Winnipeg Provincial courthouse (Main Floor, 408 York Ave.)
I encourage those who can do so to attend. Please keep the complainants in your prayers, and please pass along any news of the outcome of the proceedings.
A reminder that the three-day sex assault trial of Father Denis Vaillancourt‘s is scheduled to begin in Cornwall, Ontario this coming Tuesday:
13-15 June 2017: 10 am, TRIAL Cornwall Ontario courthouse (29 Second St. W.)
Those who followed the Cornwall Public Inquiry may recall that Father Vaillancourt, a former student at the Cornwall Classical College, served as Chancellor in the scandal-plagued Diocese of Alexandria-Cornwall Ontario from many years. And yes, that’s the same Father Vaillancourt who has said that the sex abuse of boys is serious only if the child is pre-pubescent. (Father Vaillancourt has denied ever saying such a thing, but I was sitting right beside him when he said it. I heard it, as did at least nine other people who were in the room at the time. )
The charges against Father Vaillancourt relate to allegations of sex assault of an adult male in September 2015. The complainant reported the incident to police in October 2015.
I encourage those who can do so to attend. Please keep the complainant in your prayers.
It’s a real scorcher today. HOT! I’m quite happy to stay indoors on days like this 🙂
Enough for now.