There are a series of articles posted. In an effort to get on with several other articles which will require a bit of time I will group them as follows, some with very limited comment:
(1) Father Joannes Rivoire omi
The following article was published today by the CBC:
Here is an admission that the charges against Rivoire were stayed when back in 2014 the Public Prosecution Service of Canada (PPSC) quietly determined that “there was no longer a reasonable prospect of conviction regarding the charges” and “continuing the prosecution was no longer in the public interest.” Given the charges were stayed, there could no longer be a warrant, and hence no battle for extradition.
Not a boo about this. Not a word. Not one single word to let those poor souls know that those in the know had ever so quietly determined that holding Rivoire accountable and making him answer for his crimes was “no longer in the public interest.”
I posted the following blog back in 2016:
29 August 2016: BLOG Oblate fugitives and enablers
I believed Mario.
May Marios’ dear soul rest in peace. Please pray for the repose of his soul, and please pray for those poor souls who trusted that police, the Oblates, the diocese, and the government would ensure that justice would be done and that no effort would be spared to have Rivoire answer to the serious allegations laid against him.
Please note that I have added some information to the timelines on the Father Joannes Rivoire page and that in the process I incorporated information from the Eric Dejeager timeline.
(3) Cardinal Theodore McCarrick
There are three article posted regaridn Cardinal Archbishop Theordore McCarick:
16 February 2019: “McCarrick laicized by Pope Francis” & related articles
Lest we ever forget, Cardinal McCarrick was a special guest speaker at the CCCB’s annual plenary in 2006.
10 October 2006: BLOG American Cardinal slated to address Canadian bishops engulfed in his own scandal
(Also speaking to the gathered bishops was then Apostolic Nuncio Luigi Ventura. On the table for the bishops nearly 13 long years ago was – yet again – the topic of sex abuse.)
Father Brian Boucher has been found guilty at trial on one set of charges, and entered a guilty plea to another set of charges:
There will be sentencing hearing 25 March 2019.
Please keep the victims in your prayers.
(5) Archbishop Luigi Ventura
The former Apostolic Nuncio to Canada (2001-2009) now has two men alleging sexual assault at the hands of Archbishop Voigano:
18 February 2019: “2nd complaint filed agst France nuncio” & related article
The second complainant alleges a similar attack on his person by Archbishop Luigi Ventura at the same event in 2018.
Note above that Archbishop Ventura also attended the CCCB 2006 Plenary at which McCarrick was a spekaer. Whether or not Ventura was physically present when McCarick spoke I have no idea, but he definitely knew that, despite the talk and rumours swirling around the Cardinal, McCarrick was the bishops’ guest speaker .
Are there, I wonder, any complainants in Canada
(6) Bishop Eugene Larocque
Bishop Eugene Larocque has, as most of you know by now, gone to meet his Maker:
Pray for all of those who suffered at the hands of and/or because of this man.
(7) Cardinal Francis Spellman
Ah yes, the New York Diocese saying it has never had a “substantiated” allegation against Cardinal Spellman:
11 February 2019: NY archdiocese responds to Cardinal Spellman groping allegation
Perhaps the operative word here is “substantiated.” Reports, yes, but reports substantiated by the archdiocese, no? Is that it?
Our grandson is, as I tell those who ask, “holding his own.” It will be some months before he can be considered to in the clear. But, your many many prayers have been answered to date, and he is at home and looking very healthy. Please keep the prayers going.
I have more information to post regarding Basilian molester Father Hanna. I will also be adding the name of another Basilian. So, lots to do. I will post it as it gets done.
So much happening. It’s like that large painful festering boil has been lanced, again.
Enough for now,