I just heard on the car radio that Archbishop Raymond Lahey was in court this morning to receive his sentencing. He was given 15 months in jail, but the judge said that he had already served this while waiting for trial so basically the man is free.
It simply does not feel just. That a man in whom so many had placed trust (particularly those in Antigonish diocese involved in the sex-abuse case that Lahey settled) should go free is simply not right. I don't know what could be accomplished by having him in jail, but this feels like just a slap on the wrist.
God have mercy on this twisted individual. For the lives he has damaged, for the people he has deceived, for the scandal he has given to the Church. How many people have had their faith disturbed by this man who betrayed the calling he was meant to follow? There is no justice done for them.
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