Please offer a prayer for Father Gordon MacRae and his lawyers and all those involved with his case today. There is… well… not quite a hearing… but rather a discussion with those involved (judges, attorneys, prosecutors) today (finally, after a half-dozen delays) which will decide the fate of what is to come, that is, what hearings, at what times, and at which level of the judicial system. Prayer moves mountains. How about the saint Michael prayer and The Emergency Chaplet of the Immaculate Conception?
Sancte Michael Archangele, defende nos in proelio;
contra nequitiam et insidias diaboli esto praesidium.
Imperet illi Deus, supplices deprecamur:
tuque, Princeps militiae Caelestis,
satanam aliosque spiritus malignos,
qui ad perditionem animarum pervagantur in mundo,
divina virtute in infernum detrude.
Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle;
be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray:
and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God,
thrust into hell Satan and all the evil spirits
who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls.
Also note that my friend, David F. Pierre, Jr., who runs The Media Report, noted that this was the number one story on his site:
#1 *EXCLUSIVE REPORT* Alarming New Evidence May Exonerate Imprisoned Priest [This link goes to the full story. Click on this link! Yikes!]
Rev. Gordon J. MacRae, sentenced to 33½ to 67 years, has been in the New Hampshire State Prison For Men since 1994 on abuse charges. Yet TheMediaReport.com compiled an exclusive report in February showing that newly released signed statements in a court motion reveal that Fr. MacRae’s primary accuser, a man named Thomas Grover, totally made up the abuse accusations in order to extract money from the Church.
These signed statements include stunning declarations from individuals who have been very close to Grover. One such declaration is from the accuser’s stepson, who wrote, “On several occasions, Grover told me that he had never been molested by MacRae.”
Then there are the words of Grover’s former wife, who said that Grover is a “compulsive liar” and a “manipulator” who “can tell a lie and stick to it ’til its end.” Most notably, the former wife also said that Grover “never stated one word of abuse by [MacRae].”
The statements also include one from a former friend of Grover who was slated to accuse Fr. MacRae of abuse but recanted. “[I knew] full well that it was [all] bogus … I did not want to lie or make up stories,” the man wrote.
The National Center for Reason and Justice is sponsoring Fr. MacRae’s case, and TheMediaReport.com continues to keep an eye on this important and compelling situation of a man serving very hard time for a crime for which convincing testimony pronounces his innocence. Stay tuned for any future developments.
(Pictured far right in the photo collage at the top of this post is Arthur Brennan, the New Hampshire judge who oversaw Fr. MacRae’s trial and sentenced the priest in 1994. Brennan is now retired and has since become a leading member of the radical “Occupy” movement. The picture of Brennan was taken when he was arrested during a protest at the Hart Senate Building in Washington, D.C., in October 2011.) [HSH edited that picture to include Vincenzo's presentation of Father Gordon MacRae.]
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Also note that both Father MacRae (about) and Pornchai (Father George privileged to be “doing time” with the Great Pornchai “Super-Max”imilian Moontri) are now on their second bout of the horrific flu-pneumonia that is, of course, rampant in prison at about 50% of the population. Father Gordon didn’t have a post last week because of the flu and because of the post being lost in the mail for about ten days. Yikes!