Erlindo N. Molon
Filipino. Ordained 1959 for the Diocese of Palo, Philippines.
Arrived in Diocese of Kamloops BC Canada at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish in early 1975. After allegations of sex abuse reported he was was allegedly recycled to Ontario, however, his name also surfaces in the United States and CFB Winnipeg, Westwin Manitoba. Served in the Archdiocese of Kingston, Ontario for a number of years.
Lawsuit filed 2016 alleging sexual abuse by Father Lindo Molon which began September 1976 when plaintiff started teaching at Our Lady of Perpetual Help School in Kamloops, British Columbia.
18 October 2019: “’Playboy’ priest moved to New York parishes, Canadian Forces job” & related article
09 October 2019: Catholic diocese admits liability in sex assault case involving Kamloops priest
08 October 2019: “‘I prayed for God to stop him’: Woman describes alleged sex assaults by B.C. priest” & related article
07 March 2019: “Woman sues Roman Catholic Diocese of Kamloops, alleging sexual abuse” & relates article
14 August 2018: External link to Extracts from Archbishop Exner Interview on Anderson v Molon
Archbishop Exner Interview by on Scribd
Bishops of Kamloops British Columbia: Michael Alphonsus Harrington (27 August 1952 – 01 August 1973 Died); Adam Joseph Exner, O.M.I. (16 January 1974 Appointed – 31 March 1982 Appointed, Archbishop of Winnipeg, Manitoba); Lawrence Sabatini, C.S. (30 September 1982 Appointed – 02 September 1999 Resigned); David John James Monroe (05 January 2002 Appointed – 01 June 2016 Retired); Joseph Phuong Nguyen (01 Jun 2016 Appointed – )
2017: Retired and living in Providence Manor (Kingston Archdiocese website)
Rev. Erlindo (Lindo)
c/o Providence Manor
275 Sydenham Street
Kingston, ON K7K 1G7
15 July 2016: Listed as an officiant (marriages) for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Kingston. Ontario
07 August 2015: Listed as an officiant (marriages) for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Kingston. Ontario ( officiants_aug07-1)
Undated: Father Lindo Molon in residence at St. Marys (Cathedral of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception)
(Rector at Cathedral, Father Shawn Hughes, Associate Pastor Father Stephane Pouliot, In Residence with Father Molon: Dathers Robert Flurey, Francesco Msofu, William Powell and Daniel Ryan)
July 2006: retires as Administrator of St. Bridget in Stanleyville and mission of St. Vincent de Paul, Bathurst ( Father Molon retires as Administrator -Stanleyville)
2012: address for St. Mary’s Cathedral, Kingston, Ontario (CCCD) (Rector listed as Father S. Alanen)
26 October 2010: Has been assisting St. Mark’s Roman Catholic Church in Prescott. Ontario (Payment from St Mark Parish Finance)
Payment was made to Father Erlindo Molon in the amount of $550.00 for clergy coverage and mileage expenses on October 2, October 3, October 9, October 10 and October 30.
2010: address for St. Mary’s Cathedral, Kingston, Ontario (CCCD) (Rector listed as Father S. Alanen with Father F. Opara smmm assistant )
2009: offering Kingston Archdiocesan Spanish Masses at St. James Chapel during the summer months ( Father Molon Spanish Masses )
July 2006: “Lindo Molon retires as Administrator of the parish of St. Bridget, Stanleyville, and the mission of St. Vincent de Paul. Bathurst” ( Father Molon retires – Journey)
2005: had a sister living in Winnipeg, Manitoba. His sister was born in Southern Leyte Philippines (external link)
2002: St. Bridget Roman Catholic Church, Stanleyville, Ontario with mission in Bathurst (CCCD)
2001: St. Bridget Roman Catholic Church, Stanleyville, Ontario, ( Father Molon 2001 )
2000: Administrator, St. Bridget Roman Catholic Church, Stanleyville, Ontario with mission in Bathurst (CCCD)
27 August 1998: “Certificate of Permanent Registration as a person authorized to solemnize marriage in Ontario have been issued to the following” ( excerpt from The Ontario Gazette 16 June 2001)
27 June 1998:, “Rev. Lindo Molon will be administrator of St. Bridget’s Parish, Stanleyville, and St. Vincent de Paul, Bathurst.” (Kingston Whig Standard)
1995: not listed in Canadian Catholic Church Directory index (CCCD)
31 October 1995: Property record for townhouse on Jacksonville, Florida (7650 Melissa Ct. N) ( Erlindo N Molon property record townhouse )
Undated: Erlindo N Molon shown with addresses in Gainsville, Jacksonville and East Rockway (External link)
1993: St. Augustine Diocese, Florida (as in The Official Catholic Directory: Anno Domini 1993)
assisting at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Jacksonville, Florida (Monsignor Patrick M. Madden, Father Ronald Camarda – lists Father Molon as “Lindo Molon (Philippines)” Bishop of St. Augustine Diocese , John J. Snyder.
1991: not listed in Canadian Catholic Church Directory index (CCCD)
1985-86: CFB Winnipeg, Westwin Manitoba (CCCD)
c 1984?: “guided and encouraged” group forming the Filipino-Canadian Christian Society in BC (GIMILAMI) ( Father Molon GIMILAMI 1984
listed as founder of GIMILAMI (Father Molon GIMILAMI logo)
1980: not listed in Canadian Catholic Church Directory index (CCCD)
1977: according to media reports was transferred to Ontario (I have an unconfirmed report that he was joining the military chaplaincy corps around this time. He did surface at CFB Winnipeg in the mid 80s so it is highly possible)
September 1976: allegation of sexual abuse by Father Lindo Molon which started September 1976
1974: Assistant at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Roman Catholic Church. Kamloops. British Columbia ( Father Molon OLPH 1974)
1973-74, 1971-72: not listed in Canadian Catholic Church Directory index (CCCD)
1968-69: not listed in Canadian Catholic Church Directory index (CCCD)
1959: ORDAINED (where? )
Former teacher suing diocese of Catholic church over abuse claim
Posted Dec 31, 2016 8:22 am PST
KAMLOOPS (NEWS1130) – A former elementary school teacher is suing a diocese of the Roman Catholic church, alleging she was sexually assaulted by a priest while working at a church-run school four decades ago in Kamloops.
The woman alleges in a notice of civil claim filed in BC Supreme Court that Reverend Erlindo Molon exploited and sexually assaulted her several times over several months beginning in September 1976.
The documents say the woman reported the abuse to the diocese of Kamloops, but she alleges the assaults continued and escalated in aggression until Molon was transferred to Ontario.
None of the allegations have been proven in court. The diocese declined to comment on the case and efforts to reach Molon were unsuccessful.
Former Catholic teacher sues over alleged sexual assaults by priest
VANCOUVER — A former elementary school teacher is suing a diocese of the Roman Catholic church, alleging she was sexually assaulted by a priest while working at a church-run school four decades ago in Kamloops, B.C.
The woman alleges in a notice of civil claim that she sought psychological and spiritual advice and counselling from Rev. Erlindo Molon soon after she began teaching at Our Lady of Perpetual Help.
She alleges in the lawsuit filed in British Columbia Supreme Court that Molon, who was about 20 years her senior, exploited and sexually assaulted her several times over several months.
“The sexual assaults … were without her consent, resulting from his abuse of the power and exploitation of the trust and psychological intimacy inherent to the relationship between an older priest and a young pious parishioner,” the statement of claim says.
Molon performed sexual acts upon her “innumerable times, including intercourse,” beginning in September 1976 for a period of eight months, the document alleges.
The woman’s lawsuit claims she reported the abuse to the Kamloops diocese in the spring of 1977 but the assaults continued and escalated in aggression until Molon was transferred to another posting in Ontario in May of that year.
The Canadian Press does not name people who say they have been sexually assaulted unless they give their consent to be identified. The woman’s lawyer could not immediately be reached.
None of the allegations has been tested in court and no statement of defence has been filed.
Efforts to reach Molon were unsuccessful.
The diocese of Kamloops declined to comment on the case.
The lawsuit seeks an unspecified amount in damages from Molon and the Roman Catholic bishop of the diocese of Kamloops for psychological injury and the resulting loss.
The lawsuit says the woman’s numerous psychological injuries include an impaired ability to trust others, low self-esteem and loss of connection to the church.
It says she abandoned a medical doctorate degree as a result of the injuries and, if not for the alleged sexual assaults, she would have become a doctor.
The Canadian Press
some more info:
Interview with Archbishop Exner:
Are documents like this allowed to be published? It appears that this was from an examination for discovery.
Diocese admits liability in Father Molon case:
Some stunning testimony from Archbishop Emeritus Adam Exner at the Lindo Molon trial.
Speaking of Molon, Archbishop Exner said, “You try to deal with a guy like that – they’re pretty slippery. If I had moved in on him at that time, I would have had the parishioners on my back.”
passed away recently in Kingston