Category Archives: Mount Cashel

Church expert backs up Christian Brothers’ autonomy

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The Telegram (St. John’s, Newfoundland) Published on June 13, 2016   Barb Sweet Published on June 13, 2016 Canon law expert Fr. Francis Morrissey (left) chats with Archbishop Martin Currie and vicar general Fr. Francis Puddister (right) at the Mount … Continue reading

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“Only one of Mount Cashel John Does has PTSD: doctor” & related article

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The Telegram (St. John’s Newfoundland) Published on June 09, 2016 Barb Sweet American forensic psychiatrist Dr. Robert Toborowsky (right) continues his testimony at the Mount Cashel civil trial, presided over by Justice Alphonsus Faour. — Photo by Barb Sweet/The Telegram … Continue reading

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High ratio of Brothers from 1957 roster were later convicted

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The Telegram (St. John’s Newfoundland)Published on June 10, 2016 Barb Sweet A chilling number from the 1957 roster of Mount Cashel was read out in Courtroom No. 2 at Newfoundland Supreme Court this morning. Among the 10 Christian Brothers serving … Continue reading

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Woman recalls father’s tears when leaving boys at Mount Cashel

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The Telegram (St. John’s Newfoundland) Published on June 07, 2016 Barb Sweet It was the first time she had ever seen her father cry, a woman said of when her brothers were dropped off several decades ago at the former … Continue reading

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“Three boys told priest in confession about sexual abuse” & related articles

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The Telegram (St. John’s Newfoundland) Published on June 06, 2016 Barb Sweet Three agreed statements of facts were submitted to the Mount Cashel civil trial Monday from 1950s-era residents who told their parish priest during confession they were sexual abused … Continue reading

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Analysis: Mount Cashel, and the redemptive power of pulling stories from the darkness

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 CBC News Posted: Apr 17, 2016 12:30 PM NTLast Updated: Apr 18, 2016 4:41 PM NT By Philip Lee, for CBC News Mount Cashel, built as an orphanage for Roman Catholic boys in 1875, was located on a large estate in … Continue reading

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The Children

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Please note, a picture of two darling little girls , Donna and Karen, has been posted on The Children‘s page. Picture of Donna and Karen added to The Children Donna and Karen are sisters.  Both girls were sexually abused in … Continue reading

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Confession sacred, but priests had other options to act on reported abuse at Mount Cashel

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St. John’s Telegram Published on April 20, 2016 Barb Sweet The confidential seal of the confessional cannot be broken by a priest, but there are other options for a priest who hears of an abuse allegation there, a witness suggested … Continue reading

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Archbishop’s role includes safeguarding people in diocese: canon law expert

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St. John’s Telegram Published on April 19, 2016 Barb Sweet If the archbishop of St. John’s knew of a serious problem or something criminally wrong going on at an orphanage or such institutions, he had the right to visit the … Continue reading

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Such perseverance

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There are several new postings of interest: (1)  Mount Cashel Updates on the civil trial currently under way in St. John’s Newfoundland.  The court battle continues to hold the Archdiocese of St. John’s accountable for the countless atrocities which was … Continue reading

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