Category Archives: Canada

Court reserves decision in Father MacKenzie extradition review

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Father Robert MacKenzie, fighting extradition to Scotland on sex abuse allegations, applied for a judicial review of a surrender order. Regina Leader Post Updated: December 4, 2019 Heather Polischuk, Regina Leader-Post Father Robert MacKenzie, appearing for an appeal of an … Continue reading

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“Unravelling church secrets – The Fifth Estate” & “Prey” a TVO documentary

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“Unravelling church secrets”   (The Fifth Estate) from The Fifth Estate website In an investigation into clergy abuse within the Roman Catholic Church in Canada, we follow abuse survivors on their quest for accountability. They are demanding that church officials … Continue reading

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ARREST WARRANT: Disgraced former Ottawa priest skips sentencing

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Ottawa SunPublished: November 18, 2019 Updated: November 18, 2019 5:10 PM EST Gary Dimmock                 Disgraced former Catholic priest Barry McGrory skipped his sentencing at the Ottawa courthouse Monday morning. Superior Court Justice Michelle O’Bonsawin has issued … Continue reading

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“What has happened with Cardinal George Pell’s appeal against child sex abuse conviction?” & related articles

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The high court ruling was not as straightforward as it originally seemed, explains Paul Karp The Guardian Wed 13 Nov 2019 01.10 GMT Last modified on Wed 13 Nov 2019 01.40 GMT Paul Karp Cardinal George Pell leaves the supreme court of Victoria in Melbourne. … Continue reading

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Catholic Archdiocese of Vancouver aware of 36 cases of clergy sex abuse since 1950s, CBC learns

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No Canadian Catholic diocese has ever released list of clergy credibly accused of sexual abuse CBC News Posted: Nov 17, 2019 4:00 AM ET | Last Updated: November 17 THE FIFTH ESTATE Laura Clementson, Gillian Findlay   Clergy sexual abuse survivor … Continue reading

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Extraditions

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A priest and former Scottish Benedictine monk lost his fight against extradition from Australia to Scotland to face six men who allege he “engaged in acts of physical and sexual abuse” against them when they were between 11 and 15 … Continue reading

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“Monk accused of Scottish child abuse loses extradition appeal” & related articles

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BBC News 07 November 2019 A former Catholic monk who taught at the Fort Augustus Abbey school has failed in a bid to halt his extradition from Australia. Fr Denis “Chrysostom” Alexander, 83, had challenged a decision by the Australian … Continue reading

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“Bishop Fabbro attends opening of documentary Prey to support abuse survivors” & related articles

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07 November 2019 The Windsor Star Dave Waddell  •  Windsor Star Catholic church abuse survivor Pat McMahon, left, greets Bishop Ronald Fabbro during the opening night of the film PREY at Capitol Theatre Wednesday. Photo by Nick Brancaccio It was … Continue reading

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Basilian Fathers lose appeal

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The Basilians of Toronto lost their appeal of the jury decisions re punitive damages and economic damages in the Rod MacLeod /Hod  Marshall sex abuse trial 25 October 2019:     MacLeod v Marshall (Ontario Court of  Appeal) 25 October 2019:  “Basilian … Continue reading

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“Basilian Fathers lose appeal in sexual abuse case (updated)” & related article

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Order wanted court to roll back $2.57 million in damages awarded to a former St. Charles College student The Sudbury Star Published on: October 25, 2019 | Last Updated: October 25, 2019 10:02 PM EDT Harold Carmichael  Rev. William Hodgson … Continue reading

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