In 1992, John (Jack) McCann, OMI, pleaded guilty to sexually abusing two teenage girls and was sentenced to 10 months in jail by a New Westminster judge.
ITCCS has just learned that today, McCann is a priest in "good standing" in the Archdiocese of Ottawa.
officiates at church functions and conducts "Pro-Life Masses" in cities across the Province.
is a religious order priest of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI) whose Ottawa residence is at 175 Main St. Web site: http://www.omilacombe.ca
has even "co-celebrated" Mass with Ottawa Archbishop Terrence Prendergast who granted him "faculties" or permission to function as a priest in the archdiocese.
This discovery of John McCann
in active ministry is yet another example of the practice of Roman Catholic Bishops to quietly reinstate predator priests back into unsuspecting parishes.
Those who sexually abuse children are difficult if not impossible to cure and their tendency to re-offend is high.
We call upon all Ottawa citizens to protest at the Catholic Archbishop's office, at McCann's church, and at the OMI headquarters in Ottawa, and demand that John McCann be banned from priestly and public functions.
Keep your children away from this man and this church!
ITCCS Canada, April 28, 2011
Newspaper articles on John (Jack) McCann's trial and conviction, and a recent YouTube video:
YouTube Video from December 2010: At about 58 seconds into the footage, McCann
appears on the left in priestly vestments: www.youtube.com/watch?v=r52Z55-OsT8