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Racine: Father Richard Racine

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Richard G. Racine Ordained 1986.  Native of Cornwall. Ontario.  Former teacher who then entered seminary at St. Paul’s in Ottawa to become a priest. Long term sexual abuse of Danny Bodzasy which started when the boy was 11 and continued … Continue reading

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Dutch RC church and the castrations of 1950s and 60s

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Source: NRC Handelsblad Joep Dohmen Date April 18 2012 [ The following is an unofficial translation from the Dutch. The reference to a minor who was sexually abused at Harreveld and then sent off to be castrated is reference to … Continue reading

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The Brothers in Mabou

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Here is some of the information I have gleaned from several different sources regarding Brother Gregory Van Buuren and the Brothers of Our Lady of Seven Sorrows years in Mabou, Cape Breton: (1)  People in Mabou are reeling with the … Continue reading

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It seems appropriate

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Note that I have removed the Contact button from the horizontal menu and added a “Click here to contact me by email” link under the header “Contact Sylvia Privately.”  I think this may work better.  I have had people tell … Continue reading

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Tune in to “As it Happens”

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Tune in to CBC’s “As it Happens” this evening.  Bishop Brian Dunn (Antigonish) will be interviewed regarding Brother Gregorius, the Dutch Brother Superior who sexually abused a boy at the Harreveld boarding school and was later transferred to Nova Scotia. … Continue reading

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Van Buuren: Brother Gregory Van Buuren

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“Brother Gregorius” in Holland Brother Gregory in Canada Gregory Van Buuren [Translations courtesy of the kind assistance of Lona Hegeman.  Pictures and old Dutch news clipping courtesy of a contact in Amsterdam) Brother with the religious order, Brothers of Our … Continue reading

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Catholic church abuse: Castration ‘nothing unusual’

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Dutch News.nl 20 March 2012 The case of the young boy who was castrated while in the care of catholic priests does not stand alone. On Tuesday, Dagblad de Limburger wrote that in the fifties underage boys were castrated without … Continue reading

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Dutch health inspectorate knew about 1950s forced castrations

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The health authorities in the predominantly Catholic provinces of Brabant and Limburg apparently knew that institutions for the mentally handicapped  were involved in forcible castrations in the 1950s. Radio Netherlands Worldwide Published on 19 March 2012 – 10:14am Regional newspaper … Continue reading

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