Category Archives: Circling the wagons

Archbishop Bolen letter re Father Robert MacKenzie

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Bishop’s Letter re: Fr. Robert MacKenzie TO: Priests, Parishes, Lay members of the Archdiocese We regret to inform you that Fr. Robert MacKenzie, a long-time pastor serving in our archdiocese, has been charged by Scottish authorities with physical and sexual … Continue reading

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What Do the Church’s Victims Deserve?

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The Catholic Church is turning to outside arbiters to reckon with its history of sexual abuse. But skeptics argue that its legacy of evasion continues. The New Yorker 08 April 2019    5:00 A.M.  (15 April edition) By Paul Elie Some … Continue reading

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For the love of God

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So, on appeal the Archbishop of Guam was found guilty by a Vatican tribunal: 04 April 2019:  CDF upholds guilty verdict of Guam archbishop for abuse of minors” & related article Tut. Tut. Bad boy!! Exactly what kind of message … Continue reading

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CDF upholds guilty verdict of Guam archbishop for abuse of minors” & related article

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Catholic News Agency 04 April 2019 By Hannah Brockhaus           Vatican City, Apr 4, 2019 / 04:26 am (CNA).- The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith announced Thursday that, following an appeal, the Vatican’s court … Continue reading

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McGrory trial date changed

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An update on the pending sex abuse trial of previously convicted Ottawa ex-priest Barry McGrory. McGrory, who was finally and thankfully defrocked last year, was convicted in 1991 and given a suspended sentence and three years probation for sexually assaulting  … Continue reading

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Don’t know whether to rejoice, or laugh, or cry

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Well, I honestly don’t know whether to rejoice, or laugh, or cry.  Perhaps a little of all three? Let me explain… When I heard news of Pope Francis new legislation for protection of minors I set to work to try … Continue reading

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“Fr. Raymond J. de Souza: Basilians must search for a ‘priestly’ response” & related articles

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Basilian Father Thomas Rosica, English-language assistant to the Vatican press office and CEO of Canada’s Salt and Light Media Foundation, speaks at a press briefing after the morning session of the Syond of Bishops on the family at the Vatican … Continue reading

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Rome summit may eye Canadian abuse document as model

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The BC Catholic 31 January 2019 By Michael Swan Father Federico Lombardi and Father Thomas Rosica at a press briefing at the Vatican in 2015.  The two priests say Canada’s model for protecting minors will get attention at the papal … Continue reading

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The crumbs which fall under the table

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As you probably now know, Cardinal George Pell was sentenced to 6 years in jail .  He will be eligible for parole in 3 years and 8 months. Yesterday I watched the judge deliver his reasons for sentence.  Some of … Continue reading

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“Fr Frank Brennan SJ: The Pell Verdict” & related articles

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Catholic Weekly February 26, 2019 By Fr Frank Brennan Cardinal George Pell arrives at the Melbourne Magistrates Court on 1 May 2018. PHOTO: CNS/James Ross, via Reuters The suppression order in relation to Cardinal George Pell has been lifted. In … Continue reading

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