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Gregory Hartnell goes on trial for telling the truth So Gregory Hartnell, local Catholic curmudgeon, finally goes on trial on Monday for telling the truth about Father “Fondling” Phil Jacobs’ clergy abuse trial. Actually, Gregory reported on the preliminary hearing, … Continue reading

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Jacobs under Cross Examination II December 19 am

Father Phil Jacobs (de-licenced, I’m guessing, but not laicized) endured a second day of cross examination by the Crown in the person of Clare Jennings. He remained wedded to the “arc” of his compulsion as he saw it, and she … Continue reading

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Jacobs Under Cross Examination I

Former Victoria Catholic priest Phil Jacobs faced cross examination by Crown prosecutor Clare Jennings today and found one of his cherished assumptions under strong attack. Jacobs made it clear during his testimony under questioning by his own lawyer (which also … Continue reading

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Jacobs emerges as charismatic priest

Even as I write, |Father Phil Jacobs’s defence lawyer is arguing in court that one of the three charges against his client be dropped for lack of evidence. And from what I heard in court, lawyer Chris Considine may get … Continue reading

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