N.S. CATHOLICS HOLD BAKE SALE TO HELP PAY FOR PAEDOPHILE PRIESTS’ LEGAL FEES
(YARMOUTH, N.S.)- It’s an unseasonably bright and sunny March morning on the East Coast and Katrina MacDonald and Lydia Allen-Forbes finish placing their cookies, pies and cupcakes on display in front of the historic St Ambrose Cathedral in Yarmouth, NS. Says Allen-Forbes “Looks like God wants us to sell some cookies!”
This is a bake sale with a special charitable cause: helping paedophile priests pay down their legal fees and stay out of prison.
Mrs Allen-Forbes adds; “It’s all in a good cause and it gets me out of the house. If I wasn’t baking cupcakes to help self-confessed guilty child-rapists avoid prison, I’d just be puttering around the house or watching Coronation Street.”
Says Mrs Albrecht “we just wanted to help those poor Fathers. It must be so traumatizing for them, having to move all the time. So we prayed and prayed and prayed and then God just said ‘cupcakes’!”
The ladies are hoping to raise $500.00 to help pay for legal fees of priests in Nova Scotia’s legal fees stemming from 22 cases involving eight priests that began in the 1940s and is believed to have ended in the late 1970s.
“If we can pay for even one lunch hour of the Church’s high-priced defence lawyers as they keep our priests out of prison on the child-rape charges they confessed to, it will be worth all the time spent baking up a storm in the kitchen.” Says Mrs MacDonald as she hands me a huge cookie shaped like Jesus winking and raising a finger to his lips.
When asked what the magic ingredient is in her cookies are is, she coyly smiles “Shhh. Around here we know to keep a secret. Now just take a big bite and keep your mouth shut.”