Tag Archives: From Pain to Hope

Rome summit may eye Canadian abuse document as model

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The BC Catholic 31 January 2019 By Michael Swan Father Federico Lombardi and Father Thomas Rosica at a press briefing at the Vatican in 2015.  The two priests say Canada’s model for protecting minors will get attention at the papal … Continue reading

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Priest acquitted of sex assault appointed to downtown church

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Ottawa Citizen Published on: December 19, 2017 | Last Updated: December 20, 2017 2:44 PM EST Andrew Duffy Father Stephen Amesse. – An Ottawa priest acquitted of sexual assault earlier this year has been appointed to a senior position at … Continue reading

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He doesn’t know what grooming is?!

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Can you for one moment conceive a Canadian Catholic priest who, in this day and age,  professes to know nothing – I mean nothing – about grooming? A priest who contributed to the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishop’s 1992 sex … Continue reading

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Another update on court dates: (1)  Father Stephen Amesse(Archdiocese of Ottawa, late vocation to the priesthood, prior to ordination was a layman collaborator for From Pain to Hope, the CCCB’s 1992 sex abuse guidelines. ) There is a court date … Continue reading

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“Canadian bishops finalise new policies on abuse prevention” & related articles

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Bishops approve plans to deal with accusations of sexual assault and help abuse victims The Catholic Herald posted Wednesday, 5 Oct 2016 by Catholic News Service Bishop Douglas Crosby, president of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, speaks at the … Continue reading

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Amesse: Father Stephen Amesse

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Stephen Amesse Stephen G. Amesse Father Stephen Amesse Father Steve Amesse “Father Steve”   02 May 2017:  ACQUITTED Priest, Archdiocese of Ottawa.  Former Senate Research Assistant and late  vocation to the priesthood.  Ordained 10 April 1999 at age 41. As … Continue reading

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Ottawa priest charged

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Father Stephen Amesse, a priest with the Archdiocese of Ottawa, Ontario, has been charged. Charged with two counts of sexual assault and two counts of sexual interference.  Charges date to 2008 – relate to allegations of sex abuse of a … Continue reading

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Good point

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Lunch break. Hearings resumed at 14:00 (2 pm) this afternoon (Tuesday, 02 October 2007). Fernand Vivarais will take the stand. Father Claude Thibault has completed his testimony. You will note I made no real comment on his testimony of yesterday. … Continue reading

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