There was an unfortunate and untimely death in the extended family this past weekend. One of one of our daughters-in-law sisters died . The sadness is exacerbated by the fact that there are young children left. It’s a difficult and painful time for all. Please keep them in your prayers.
Father Amer Saka, the priest with Chaldean Catholic Church in Canada who allegedly gambled away refugee funds, has been committed to stand trial in the Ontario Superior court of Justice. His next court date is:
08 May 2018: 9 am, Assignment Court, Superior Court of Justice, London Ontario courthouse ( 80 Dundas St.)
I just spotted an article announcing the news. I will post it shortly.
Please keep those who have been negatively impacted by this priest’s actions in your prayers.
A lawsuit has been filed in Guam alleging sexual abuse by Father Adrian Cristobal , the former Chancellor of the scandal-plagued Diocese of Agana in Guam
In January 2017 I posted “Things just got crazier and crazier” , a blog referencing news that Cristobal was here in Ottawa, Ontario studying Canon Law. There were allegations at the time that Cristobal had lied to to cover-up for Anthony Apuron, the former archbishop of Agana accused of sex abuse. Cristobal was Chancellor of the Agana diocese during Apuron’s tenure.
Apuron has since been convicted by the Vatican tribunal.
Now this news. A lawsuit alleging sexual abuse by Cristobal of a former altar boy! The allegations date to 1995-1997.
It seems that around December 2017 Cristobal was ‘recycled ‘ to Arizona when he was, according to a spokesman for the Diocese of Agana, “given permission to be on mission” in the Archdiocese of Phoenix. He has now, thankfully – albeit perhaps belatedly?- been recalled to Guam.
After years as a fugitive and more recent denials “Mr. Wonder” has entered a guilty plea!
Following a plea bargain Frank Selas, a former teacher at the Brothers of Christian Instruction operated St. Mary’s International School in Japan, has entered a guilty plea to charges related to the sexual abuse of a boy in Rapides Parish Louisiana in 1979.
He could be out and about by July of this year!
Selas term of teaching those young boys at SMIS predates his ‘fame’ as Mr. Wonder. I shall repeat here the comments I made at the foot of the above article:
Monsignor Carlo Capella, the former Vatican diplomat serving at the nunciature in the USA has been arrested. Capella, a canon lawyer and diplomat, served in nunciature in Washington, DC. Last September 2017 a Canada-wide warrant was issued for his arrest in relation to allegations of accessing, possessing and distributing child pornography while visiting a church in Windsor, Ontario Christmas 2016. Capella was recalled to Vatican after USA State department requested the Vatican waive Monsignor Capella’s immunity in relation to some kind of child porn allegations in the States. The Vatican refused.
The Vatican, it seems, has opted to handle this case via the Vatican court.
If in fact charges are laid, how much will learn of the details? And will ever find out which Church Capella was visiting in Windsor, Ontario at Christmas? and, why?
Final question here: Could Capella still be obliged to stand trial in Canada on these charges?
The monks referenced in the following article are Benedictines, the same order to which Scottish-born Father Robert MacKenzie once belonged:
Father MacKenzie taught at the now scandal-plagued Fort Augustus Abbey School in Scotland before moving to Canada in 1988. Fort Augustus was owned and operated by the Benedictines.
Enough for now.