Category Archives: Bishops

“Death of The Most Reverend John M. Sherlock Bishop Emeritus of the Diocese of London” & related articles

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Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops website Thursday, August 15 2019 Ottawa – The Most Reverend John M. Sherlock, Bishop Emeritus of the Diocese of London, died on 12 August 2019. Bishop Sherlock was born on 20 January 1926 in Regina, … Continue reading

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“George Pell’s appeal against his child sex abuse convictions will be decided by a court next week” & related article

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ABC News (Australian Broadcasting) 15 August 2019 By Emma Younger Photo: George Pell is serving a six-year jail term for sexually abusing two boys in the 1990s. (AAP: Julian Smith) Cardinal George Pell could be released from custody next week … Continue reading

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Former Catholic priest Barry McGrory found guilty of historic sex assaults

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Ottawa Citizen 24 June 2019 Andrew Duffy Defrocked Catholic priest Barry McGrory has been found guilty of sexually abusing two teenage boys in a church rectory during the early years of his long and sordid clerical career. McGrory, 85, showed … Continue reading

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Ex-priest and previously convicted molester Mr. Barry McGrory has been convicted of all counts of indecent assault on a male and  indecent assault.  McGrory appeared in court this morning with four supporters.  Neither of the two victims was in court … Continue reading

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Montreal sexual abuse victim says Catholic clergy interrogated him, looking for inconsistencies in his story

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Montreal archdiocese’s internal investigation held in building where man had been abused by priest as a child CBC News Posted: Jun 20, 2019 4:00 AM ET | Last Updated: June 20 Leah Hendry ·  ·  The victim, known by the … Continue reading

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“Zanchetta to stand trial in Argentina for sexual abuse of seminarians” & related articles

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Catholic News Agency 10 June 2019   Pope Francis meets with Bishop Gustavo Zanchetta. Credit: Vatican Media. Buenos Aires, Argentina, Jun 10, 2019 / 09:30 am (CNA).- Bishop Gustavo Zanchetta has been criminally charged with sexually assaulting two seminarians before … Continue reading

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“Sexual assault: Nuncio Ventura accused in Paris and invited to the Vatican” & original French text

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[This is a google translation – a rather poor one! – of the  original French Liberation article.  Scroll down for French text. ] Liberation    (France) By Bernadette Sauvaget – June 11, 2019 at 20:46  Sexual assault: Nuncio Ventura accused in … Continue reading

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Heartbreaking

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The Cardinal Pell appeal continues.   Here is the link to access the live stream coverage of the Pell appeal This is painful to watch.  Painful.  Unfortunately  I think perhaps the lawyer for the Crown has a speech impediment of some … Continue reading

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“Sydney archdiocese runs ads seeking donations for Cardinal George Pell’s legal fees” & elated articles

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Lawyer for abuse victims questions appropriateness of ads in archdiocese’s Catholic Weekly The Guardian Tue 8 May 2018 19.00 BST Last modified on Tue 8 May 2018 19.02 BST Melissa Davey The Catholic Weekly has been running ads for the fund to … Continue reading

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Parsed and disected

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For those in Ontario and other areas on Eastern Daylight Time, day two of the Cardinal Pell appeal of his sex abuse conviction will continue this evening at 7:30 pm. Yesterday’s time was taken by Brett Walker SC, an “appeals … Continue reading

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