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A fee updates on five upcoming court-dates.  As always, please keep all the victims and complainants in your prayers:

(1)  Barry McGrory

The verdict for the trial of ex-priest and previously convicted molester Barry McGrory is scheduled to be rendered a week from Tuesday:

18 June 2019:  09:00 am, VERDICT, third floor, Ottawa courthouse (161 Elgin St.).

McGrory ,who was ordained as a priest for the Archdiocese of Ottawa, Ontario in 1960, served three months probation in 1993 after leading guilty to sexually assaulting a 17-year-old boy.  In November 2016 he faced the first of several new sex charges.  He was defrocked some time in 2018.

(2) Father Henri Paradis msa

The next court-date for Father Henri Paradis is scheduled for a week from Monday:

17 June 2019:  Laval courthouse ( 2800 Boulevard Saint-Martin O, Laval, Quebec)

Paradis, a priest with the Society of the Missionaries of the Holy Apostles (MSA) was  0rdained 13 May 1972.  He  was charged April 2019.

(3)  Father Cecil Noronha

Father Noronha, a former Salesian priest ordained in India December 1981, became a member of the Voluntas Dei Insitute some time after his arrival in Canada.

In June 2018 Noronha was charged with: Sexual Assault on a Person Under Sixteen Years of Age,  Sexual Interference and  Uttering Threats – Cause Death or Bodily Harm.  At the time the charges were laid Noronha was serving in the Diocese of Sault Ste. Marie Ontario.

Father Noronha has a preliminary hearing scheduled for a week from today:

14 June 2019: 10 am, Preliminary Hearing,  Espanola Ontario courthouse (100 Tudhope St, 2nd Fl, Suite 3)

(4)  Father James Robertson

Father James Robertson, a priest with the Diocese of Corner Brook and Labrador, Newfoundland (originally Diocese of St. George Newfoundland), was ordained in 1989 .  Robertson, who was involved in  coordinating the Diocese of St. George’s Newfoundland settlement agreement with victims of clerical sexual abuse.  In April 2019 the RCMP laid charges against Father Robertson in relation to allegations of assault of a student   at a school event in the Bay of Islands before Christmas 2018.

Father Robertson’s next court-date is:

18 June 2019:  09:30, Corner Brook Courthouse 82 Mt. Bernard Avenue, Corner Brook) “for plea”

(5)  Father Malcolm D’Souza

Father Malcolm D’Souza, a priest with the Diocese of Calgary, Alberta and late vocation to the priesthood, was ordained 2002.  In January 2019 sex assault charges were laid related to allegations of sex assault of a woman at St. Mark’s Roman Catholic Church in the Fall of 2012.  Father D’Souza’s next court-date is:

  02 July 2019 :  09:00 am, courtroom # 306, Calgary courthouse (515 6th Ave. SW, Calgary); 21 February  2019:  Calgary Alberta courthouse

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You may have noticed the new Legal Calendar.  I have entered the upcoming court dates  of which I am aware.  I will check through files to see if any are missing.

Enough for now,

Sylvia

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4 Responses to New legal calendar

  1. Amy McSween says:

    I would keep both the victims and their enemies(abusers) in your prayers. Or, even better, offer your prayers to Mary and she will apply the graces as she sees fit.

    That would be applying the supernatural virtue of charity.

    Jesus would mount the Cross and die for any one of those five men. God’s ways are not our ways.

    Justice must be done, but in the end “Vengeance is mine.” sayeth the Lord.

  2. Sylvia says:

    By all means Amy.

    I have explained in the past and will do so again: I regularly ask for prayers for victims because I discovered over the years that in numerous instances priests and Catholic parishioners were asking for and saying prayers solely for the accused priest. Even sanctuary lamps were said to be lit explicitly for accused priests, by name. Sadly – but perhaps in sign that things are slowly changing- it is only recently that some dioceses are asking for and leading prayers for victims. However, when a local priest is charged I have yet to hear or read of groups of parishioners asking for prayers for victims/complainants.

    In short, there have been an abundance of prayers requested and offered when a particular priest is charged. The victims/complainants in those cases need prayers too.

  3. Amy McSween says:

    Okay, I get it.

    It’s a mess.

    Most of the heterosexual men left the priesthood in the sixties…married nuns. Because some psychologist academic said sexual activity was REQUIRED for adult maturity.

    They killed chastity and purity as a virtue.

    Fast and pray.

  4. Amy McSween says:

    Purity and chastity have been downplayed as the high virtues they are.

    This is the result.

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