Category Archives: Trials

Historic sex abuse victim says he told archbishop about the incident

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Ottawa Citizen Updated: May 22, 2019 Andrew Duffy Barry McGrory, a defrocked Catholic priest who is alleged to have abused children in the 1960s, leaves the Elgin Street courthouse Tuesday (May 21, 2019). Julie Oliver / Postmedia One of Barry … Continue reading

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Defrocked Ottawa priest, 85, on trial for historic sex abuse

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Ottawa Citizen Updated: May 22, 2019 Andrew Duffy Barry McGrory – a defrocked Catholic priest who is alleged to have abused children in the 1970s before being quietly shipped to another diocese – leaves the Elgin Street courthouse Tuesday (May … Continue reading

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“George Pell media contempt case could have ‘chilling effect’ on open justice, court hears” & related articles

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ABC News 16 April 2019    Updated Mon at 12:59am By court reporter Emma Younger Photo: Headlines published about the outcome of George Pell’s first trial which did not name him. (ABC News) Related Story: Ray Hadley, Deborah Knight among 36 … Continue reading

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Disgraced priest Amer Saka pleads guilty after gambling away refugee support cash

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They were families who looked to Rev. Amer Saka as their spiritual guide and the answer to reuniting their families. London Free Press Updated: January 26, 2019 Jane Sims Father Amer Saka leaves court after pleading guilty one count of … Continue reading

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How a sexual assault victim’s lawsuit set a precedent that alarmed the Catholic Church

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The Sunday Edition CBC Radio Posted: Apr 12, 2019 9:00 AM ET | Last Updated: April 12 Rod MacLeod was sexually abused by a Basilian priest, starting when he was 13 years old. His battle for justice is the subject … Continue reading

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“Former altar boy assaulted by priest demands archdiocese open its records” & related articles

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Toronto Sun Published: March 21, 2019 Updated: March 21, 2019 6:34 PM ED Michele Mandel All they speak are empty words. When Bob McCabe filed his lawsuit against the Archdiocese of Toronto in 2014, he says church leaders told him … Continue reading

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“Montreal priest sentenced to 8 years for sexually abusing 2 underage boys” & related articles

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Global News 25 March 2019 By Sidhartha Banerjee The Canadian Press WATCH: Brian Boucher , a former Town of Mount Royal priest will spent eight years in jail for sexually assaulting two underage boys. As Global’s Dan Spector explains, Quebec … Continue reading

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“Survivors of pedophile priest who served in Sudbury subject of documentary” & related article

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Prey — the new documentary project by Windsor-born filmmaker Matt Gallagher — gives voice to those who were subject to the abuses of disgraced priest William Hodgson Marshall. The Sudbury Star [The same article appears in The Windsor Star] Published … 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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“Reasons for Sentence” (Cardinal Pell conviction)

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County Court of Victoria DPP v Pell (sentence) [2019] VCC 260 (13 March 2019) [Click here for pdf file : Sentencing DPP v Pell (sentence) [2019] VCC 260 (13 March 2019)) Last Updated: 13 March 2019 IN THE COUNTY COURT … Continue reading

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