Father Houston was declared dangerous sexual offender, sent to prison in 1962
undated – sometime 2002
http://email@example.com/msg92734.html ( I will try to get a copy of the original article)
Ed Struzik -Journal Staff Writer
A Catholic priest who was at the centre of a residential school sexual abuse scandal 40 years ago has offered his resignation to the Archbishop of St. Boniface in Manitoba….Before he became a priest, Houston was a supervisor at Grollier Hall, a residential dormitory in Inuvik between 1960-1962. Following a preliminary hearing in 1962, he pleaded guilty to several counts of buggery and gross sexual indecency involving five aboriginal school students….Against recommendations from Catholic officials in Edmonton and in the Northwest Territories, the Archbishop of St. Boniface in Manitoba sponsored Houston’s application to become a priest. Ordained in 1990, Houston was first appointed to be the parish priest of Lac du Bonnet in Manitoba before complaints from parishioners there resulted in his move to Carman five years ago…..The council told the Archbishop that Houston has struggled in his role as parish priest. “These struggles relate to emotional instability, aggressive outbursts, inappropriate speech contained in his sermons, and insulting remarks directed to a variety of parishioners both inside and outside the Church.”…. Many parishioners say it is clear that Houston is unable to perform his priestly duties and needs medical care. But they wonder whether he will get the help they say he needs given the silence from the diocese.
http://www.canada.com/search/site/story.asp?id=DAFE6220-2373-451B-81C0-B8F8F4E (unfortunatley this link is now dead)