Previously convicted molester Father George Smith has a court date in Stephenville Newfoundland tomorrow:
)(Wednesday) 22 November 2017: 09:30 am, Pre-Sentence Report, Stephenville Newfoundland courthouse
Pre-sentence report implies a conviction or “guilty” plea. Is there something we missed here?
No matter, tomorrow then should be the pre-sentence report (ie, “experts” advising he is a low threat to re-offend, health is poor and so on) and Victim Impact Statement.
Please keep the complainant in your prayers. He will be travelling back to Newfoundland for this: a mixed blessing. Om one hand, home again! Back to beautiful Newfoundland. On the other, so many painful memories.
Please pass along any news.
Well, I am trying to get all the things done which need doing and which I promised to before I proceed into the book-writing phase and simultaneously cutting back on work on the Sylvia’s Site.
Right now the project is getting a page posted for Father Lucien Larre. Yes, that’s the Father Larre of Bosco Homes ‘fame.’ His name has been on the Accused list since, I think, day one. For whatever reason I never did get back to putting that information together. Recently someone kindly brought the oversight to my attention, and here I am working on it 🙂 And, I must say, it’s taking a loooong long time! Hopefully I will have it all together tomorrow. I do have an appointment in the afternoon so will see how I fare in the morning 🙂
I am also waiting for an email response regarding what seems to be an untoward situation in a Canadian diocese. I do need some more information before I comment. Hopefully that will come tomorrow.
Then it’s on to the three priests identified in the New Brunswick lawsuits. I will do those, and one more – an email which I received yesterday with link to Fench article regarding Fr. Jacques Desgrandchamps, O.S.M.
Once those are taken care of, barring clergy and/or religious who are charged, and at least for the year or so that I work on the book, I will not be adding names of clergy who are accused in lawsuits. I will also be trimming back in other areas – have not yet sorted out just how, but I I will need to restrict the total amount of time I spend on Sylvia’s Site to a max of two hours/day. The one for sure is that I will stay on top of those cases where a priest or religious is charged, and will continue to follow those courtdates and post them on the Legal Calendar so people can keep tabs on what’s happening in court.
I asked for prayers before as I go through this process. I really mean it! I need prayers. Sadly, cutting back at this time is necessary, but not necessarily easy.
Enough for now,