- Jun 19, 2021
Earlier this month the Archdiocese of Montreal unveiled a new set of protocols being implemented quickly as the result of an independent investigation into a local abuse case that identified several holes in the system.
Determined to “eradicate the scourge” of sexual abuse in his diocese and in the church, Archbishop Christian Lépine of Montreal has appointed an independent ombudswoman on abuse.
For more than three decades, leaders of the Archdiocese of Montreal failed to properly treat the complaints and the red flags periodically raised about Father Brian Boucher, said a report prepared by retired Quebec Superior Court Judge Pepita G. Capriolo.
For everyone tempted to complain about how “the bishops” have reacted to the clerical sexual abuse crisis, there’s also Auxiliary Bishop Thomas Dowd of Montreal.
The archbishop of Montreal worries that Quebec’s secularism legislation will affect religious liberties in this Canadian province.