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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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“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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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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Expert witness at Mount Cashel civil trial up in the air

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St. John’s Telegram Published on April 19, 2016 Barb Sweet Newfoundland Supreme Court Justice Alphonsus Faour will make a decision this afternoon on whether Father Thomas Doyle is acceptable as an expert in canon law. Lawyers argued back and forth … Continue reading

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Pattern of Brothers seeking church permission for fundraising: lawyer

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The Telegram (St. John’s Newfoundland)Published on April 15, 2016 Barb Sweet Correspondence between the 1950s indicates there was a pattern of the Christian Brothers seeking approval from the archbishop for activities like bingos, fairs, garden parties, collections and the Christmas … Continue reading

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Archdiocese had no official role at Mount Cashel: witness

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The Telegram (St. John’s Newfoundland) Published on April 14, 2016 Barb Sweet The Archdiocese of St. John’s had no control over the vetting of Christian Brothers assigned to Mount Cashel, nor do historical documents show a role in operating or … Continue reading

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Man says he told priest in confession of sexual incidents

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The Telegraph (St. John’s Newfoundland) Published on April 08, 2016 Barb Sweet With a moaning sob, a shaking former Mount Cashel Orphanage resident covered his face at Newfoundland Supreme Court Friday morning. The Mount Cashel Orphanage memorial site at the … Continue reading

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“Man tells Mount Cashel civil trial he was sexually stalked at orphanage” & related article

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St. John’s Telegram Published on April 13, 2016 Barb Sweet A man told the Mount Cashel civil trial at Newfoundland Supreme Court that he was taken in the 1950s by a Christian Brother to the boiler room at the orphanage … Continue reading

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