There are two courtdate updates:
(1) Father Denis Vaillancourt (Canon lawyer. Former long-term Chancellor for the Diocese of Alexandria-Cornwall, Ontario)
Please note the following change in date for the rendering of the verdict in the Father Denis Vaillancourt sex assault trial. The next court date for Father Vaillancourt is:
11 September 2017: 09:00 am, VERDICT/ “for judgment”, Cornwall Ontario courthouse (29 Second St. W.).
Please keep the complainant and his family in your prayers.
(2) Father Yvon Arsenault (Previously convicted currently incarcerated molester – Archdiocese of Moncton, New Brunswick)
Father Arsenault has retained the same lawyer, and it looks as though he is tracking the same path path he chose with the last charges, at least at this point. He is pleading not guilty and is opting to go for a preliminary hearing. Remember last time his prelimianry hearing kept getting delayed and delayed, and meanwhile more victims were coming forward? And then, literally at the 11th hour, just before his trial by judge and jury was set to begin, a “guilty” plea ( The first of those charges was laid December 2013. The guilty plea came October 2016. )
So, for now, this is the way things started before. A date for a preliminary hearing is to be set (The preliminary hearing is like a mini trial – a chance for his lawyer -Gilles Lemieux – to cross examine the complainant and other witnesses. The judge will determine if he/she believes there is sufficient evidence to go to trial) Where it all goes from there remains to be seen.
The next courtdate for Father Arsenault is:
09 August 2017: 09:30 am, Moncton Courthouse Moncton NB (45 Assumption Blvd)
Please keep the complainant in your prayers.
A little more on Justin Georges Stephen Coulombe, the 33-year-old Edmonton man who is facing sexual assault and child porn charges and who was apparently presenting himself as a priest:
I have no idea who the “vigilantes” are, but that comment prompted me to look again for a little more information on Coulombe, and, lo and behold, here’s what I found:
(If you click the image it will enlarge):
How much is true? I have no idea, – it’s all pretty disgusting. I was particularly interested in the fact that he allegedly claimed when he was 20 that he attended a vocations workshop at Camp Oselia. True or false? The camp is in the Edmonton area and, according to its website, is operated by the Ukrainian Catholic Eparcy of Edmonton.
Enough for now,