Father Lorne Whalen: relevant documents
Below are documents related to the recyling of clerical sexual predator Father Lorne Whalen. (1956 -2004). These relate solely to Father Whalen’s years as a priest with the Diocese of Pembroke Ontario and time served as a military chaplain. Click here for bio and further info
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April 2001: Around April 2001 ran an ad on a phone sex cruise line which, according to him, read:
Hi, guys, what is going on? I am an attractive, masculine, ex-military guy. Used to work with cops. Looking for someone similar, someone to appreciate a guy who is educated, professional, someone disciplined, romantic, live alone, have my own place, straight looking, considered attractive, well endowed, somewhat versatile. Get back to me, guys, and call west of Ottawa. Hey, get up the nerve. Get back to me
February 1999: Lorne Whalen Amended Statement of Claim (increased claim for damages from $70,000 to $3,500,000)
23 May 1998: Lawsuit launched against The Ottawa Sun, Jacki Leroux (Reporter) and Sylvia MacEachern. The claim erroneously states that MacEachern is not a parishioner of St. Brigid’s Church, Ottawa – she had in fact been a parishioner at St. Brigid’s for 8 years
23 November 1997: ‘Sins of the Fathers: ‘These people give religion a bad name’ (Jacki Leroux, Ottawa Sun) (This is the article which initiated Whalen’s legal action against the Ottawa Sun, Jacki Leroux and Sylvia MacEachern. Errors referenced on page one regarding the whereabouts of Father Rene Poirier have been redacted)
14 November 1996: Father Lorne Whalen wrote to Bishop Brendan O’Brien apparently asking O’Brien to send him, Whalen, to a centre such as the House of Affirmation. That did not happen.
24 October 1996: Archbishop Aloysius Ambrozic letter to Bishop Brendan O’Brien regarding a complaint filed against Father Lorne Whalen in the Toronto Archdiocese – withdrawing Whalen’s faculties to say public Masses and hear confessions in Archdiocese of Toronto
14 July 1995: Father Lorne Whalen letter to Bishop Brendan O’Brien asking that O’Brien advise Archbisop Ambrozic that Whalen was studying in Toronto and would like to assist at Masses while in the Archdiocse.
31 October 1994: Michael MacEachern letter to Father Pedro Arana (administrator at St. Brigid’s, Ottawa) re Father Lorner Whalen (copy sent to Ottawa’s Archbishop Marcel Gervais)
20 September 1994: Ex 4 Wing Chaplain removed as DND priest
05 August 1994: Father Patrick McKelvie C.R., Rector of the Cathedral in Hamilton Bermuda, to Father Lorne Whalen, advising amongst other things, that the Bishop of the Diocese of Hamilton Bermuda understood there was a possibility that charges of “sexual impropriety” would be laid against Whalen and that therefore all job offers were to be withdrawn.
13 June 1994: Sister Judith Marie Rollo (High School Principal at Mount Saint Agnes Academy, Hamilton, Bermuda) to Father Lorne Whalen rescinding a previous agreement to employ Whalen as a both a chaplain and teacher at the school.
06 December 1993: Excerpt from Significant Incident report