Tag Archives: Antigonish Diocese

“Tears, prayers, and joy as Archbishop MacNeil heads to eternal home” & related articles

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Over 1000 mourners, priests, and bishops from across Canada attended Archbishop Joseph MacNeil’s funeral Mass at St. Joseph’s Basilica in Edmonton on Friday, February 16, 2018.Grandin Media Over 1,000 mourners and clergy crowd St. Joseph’s Basilica for final farewell Grandin … Continue reading

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Father Bernard Buckle’s name and a link to a page with further information has been added to the Accused list. I have put together the information which I have been able to find.  Please, if you have any further information, … Continue reading

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“Diocese of Antigonish reaches out after sex abuse scandal” & related articles

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Roman Catholic diocese holding a series of meetings CBC News P osted: Nov 26, 2013 6:53 AM AT Last Updated: Nov 26, 2013 6:53 AM AT A Roman Catholic diocese in Nova Scotia is trying to connect with people who … Continue reading

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“Battered Antigonish diocese unveils renewal plan” & related articles

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The Diocese of Antigonish hopes to fight a decline in the Catholic church CBC News Posted: Oct 10, 2013 12:19 PM AT Last Updated: Oct 10, 2013 12:19 PM AT People gather at a conference in Membertou to discuss a … Continue reading

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The Canadian Lawyer Issue Date: January 2010 Written by  Richard Foot    A priest’s child porn charges and the opposition of some victims are casting a pall over a groundbreaking agreement between the Diocese of Antigonish and sexual abuse victims. … Continue reading

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I pray I am pleasantly surprised

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Deacon William Kokesch had a court date in Montreal this morning.  Has anyone heard anything of the outcome? I will check tomorrow to see if I can get the next courtdate. ***** The Father Philip Jacobs sentencing is scheduled for … Continue reading

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Talbot House set to reopen April 15

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The addictions recovery house in Cape Breton is reopening after being closed for a year CBC News Posted: Apr 3, 2013 12:25 PM AT Last Updated: Apr 3, 2013 12:23 PM AT Talbot House in Frenchvale will reopen April 15. … Continue reading

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Paedophile rings

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A few things I want to say, one re publication bans, and the others regarding things in the news. Here goes: (1)  Publication bans Please please, if you attend a preliminary hearing or a trial, find out about the publication … Continue reading

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Articles and letters re church closures in Cape Breton, N.S. (Antigonish Diocese)

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 Turn off the money tap Cape Breton Post Letters to the Editor Published on February 1, 2013 Letters to the Editor (The Cape Breton Post) William Higgins’s letter (Closing St. Barra Church morally wrong, Jan. 29) definitely expressed the views … Continue reading

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Dunn asks Vatican to give women senior roles

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The Cape Breton Post 07 November 2012 SYDNEY — The bishop of the Diocese of Antigonish is calling on the Vatican to press ahead with the appointment of women in senior roles within the church. Bishop Brian Dunn spoke at … Continue reading

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