The list includes names of priests in the London diocese who were charged, convicted or linked to victims that made allegations and successfully sued or settled with the church for amounts of more than $50,000 — and only those who preyed on minors.
Brunelle believes her list is accurate, but not complete.
“If we were able to come up with 36 names, imagine what Bishop Fabbro has in his files, and the numbers that he has,” said Brunelle. “It’s important to hold this institution accountable.”
Rob Talach, a lawyer in London, Ont., who has taken the Catholic Church to court more than 400 times for sex-related abuses, said the church should be held to the same level of accountability as other institutions and professions.
“The names and the details are going to get out there one way or another. So they can … take the high ground and do the right thing or they can be dragged along screaming and kicking.”