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"There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetrated
under the shield of law and in the name of justice."
Charles-Louis de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu, 1742
"There is no segment of the American population with less
civil liberties protection than the average American Catholic
priest." Dr. William A. Donohue, President of the Catholic
League for Religious & Civil Rights (NBC's "TODAY," 10/13/05).
"Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor."
On September 23, 2011,
Father Gordon MacRae marked 17 years in a cell in the New
Hampshire State Prison. Father MacRae is 55 years old. The
crimes for which he was accused and convicted are claimed to
have occurred when he was between 25 and 30 years old. Brought
with no evidence or corroboration whatsoever, the claims were
accompanied by lawsuits settled for hundreds of thousands of
dollars despite much evidence of fraud. On April 27 and 28,
2005, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist for The Wall Street
Journal published an account of the travesty of justice by which
Father Gordon MacRae was convicted (see “A Priest’s Story”
above). It is a story, as described in First Things magazine, of
“a Church and a justice system that seem indifferent to
In the years since the panic-driven and selective release of
files and other accumulated claims and demands for money – but
no evidence – some began to take a closer look under the surface
of the case against Father Gordon MacRae. What is found there is
troubling to anyone concerned for the state of due process,
justice, and liberty in America.
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Last updated September 2011