|Sylvia MacEachern and husband|
What horrible offense does Sylvia use to justify exposing this man to abuse on her site? (evidence of which is posted below) He is the official spokesman for the Basilians. That, and the fact that he taught at the same school as another priest who was convicted of sexual abuse of minors.
That's it. Nothing more than that. Because of these two simple facts Sylvia chose to post a column entitled 'Father Tim Scott csb Teaching at St. Mary's College', that generated the following comment today:
Sorry I Can't Say says:
March 14, 2012 at 3:43 pm
Now that just creeps me out!!!! Here was Scott living right alongside Marshall in Crawley Hall while Marshall was abusing kids at night in the very same building and at their shared school. And Campbell was there with them too!! And yet Scott STILL chose to become a basilian … to be one of THEM. Creepy as all get out!
And now he speaks for them and expresses regret over the actions that took place under his very nose! I think this is an absolutely amazing discovery Sylvia and intriguing as well. Could they not find someone as spokesperson whose formative years studying, discerning God’s call and deciding to become a basilian WEREN’T spend under the tutelage of a child molester?? Not one? Maybe so. Maybe they can’t find a single remaining basilian who hasn’t lived with, slept with, ate with, studied with, taught with and worshiped with a child molester. Though in this case it appears he may have lived with two of them … plus that Fr. O’Reilly character. I forget – was he the guy growing pot in his room?
What kind of young man legitimately believing God is calling him to serve as a priest, living with three “priests” such as those would not run screaming in horror?? What kind of a man would choose to JOIN them??
I don’t think the basilians would ever have brought such information forward but it certainly strains their credibility to have a man expressing their “regret” who was right there when it was happening. Would have been a lot better for all his victims from the early 80′s onward if he had expressed something then instead of now.
Fr. Steve Ballard, a friend of this blog and a brother priest in the Pembroke Diocese brought this column and comment to my attention - for which I offer him thanks! He also included the comment that he attempted to post on Sylvia's Site. I say 'attempted' because both he and I were banned from commenting on her blog because we refused to shut up in our defense of a Maritime Bishop as he was being falsely calumniated by Sylvia. I am happy to post his reply here:
Father Steve Ballard says:
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March 14, 2012 at 7:14 pm
This diatribe is so filled with conclusions, theory without fact, judgment about the motivations behind this priests intentions and vocations.
My God Sylvia, how can you in good conscience not challenge this. Being passionate is not antithetical to the use of reason. People have to start thinking more. Is it not possible that this priest is attempting to be a voice for reform in this order? Chosen by God to do so?