First, the courtdate for previously convicted molester Father George Smith in Stephenville today has been rescheduled for Monday, 27 November, in Corner Brook, Newfoundland.
Please keep Paul in your prayers. No matter the reason, it’s always hard when things are rescheduled like this. Paul is back in Newfoundland and will be in Corner Brook Monday. I encouarge anyoen who is in the area and fre to do so to attend.
The docket indicates that this is for “Facts and Sentence.”
So, the next court date for Father George Smith is:
Monday, 27 November 2017: 1:30 pm, “Facts and Sentence,” Corner Brook, Newfoundland courthouse, (82 Mt. Bernard Ave. )
Next, the name of Father Hope Klutsey sam will be added to the list later today. I nearly have the page ready but not quite 🙁
Father Klutsey, a Ghanan born priest who is a member of the Society of African Missions (SMA), has been serving in Gravelbourg, Saskatchewan since December 2013. As I understand it he just up and disappeared about a month ago. No farewells. Nothing. Just …..poof! Gone. Very puzzling indeed, particularly in light of the fact that in August 2015 Father Klutsey was assigned to serve at Our Lady of Assumption Co-Cathedral for six years.
Archbishop Donald J. Bolen, a native of Gravelbourg and now Archbishop of Regina, talked to parishioners at the Co-Cathedral in Gravlebourg this past Sunday. I was told that the Archbishop told parishioners that there had been – or perhaps still is? – a police investigation, and that Father Klutsey’s superior back in Africa asked him to return, and that the police allowed him to leave.
And that’s it!
An email sent on Monday asking for confirmation of the accuracy of what I have been told and correction of any errors has not as yet been answered. There was a short article which ran yesterday on Radio-Canada advising that there is a new priest in Gravelbourg: there is no mention of a police investigation or Father Klutsey’s sudden and unexpected departure.
If anyone has any further information please pass it along.
As I said, the page is essentially finished so it will be posted tomorrow. I just need to check through it and see if there is anything I have missed, I got tied up with family matters this evening which needed to be dealt with right away so just wasn’t able to get back to the computer to wrap things up. (And this I must say was a very pleasant getting wrapped up with family matters :). Some day I’ll tell you about it. )
Enough for now,