How low can you go: Fr. Gravel sues LifeSiteNews for defamation

What a mind-bender: the faithful being persecuted by a priest. You can’t make this stuff up. This is what happens when bishops fail to rein in dissent priests.

Is there a bishop in this country who will stand up and fight this?

Is the shutting down of the world’s #1 source for pro-life news consistent with the CCCB’s new commitment to pro-life issues?

Quebec priest sues LifeSiteNews.com for defamation

Father Raymond Gravel’s lawsuit could shut down website
Tuesday, 15 February 2011 18:03
By Deborah Gyapong

Canadian Catholic News

OTTAWA (CCN)–Father Raymond Gravel, a Quebec Catholic priest who served as a Bloc Quebecois MP from 2006-8, is suing LifeSiteNews.com (LSN) for defamation.

“We’ve been online since 1997, but this could indeed shut us down,” said LSN editor John-Henry Westen.

Father Gravel, who is incardinated in the Diocese of Joliette, is seeking $300,000 for the attack on his reputation and consequent pain and suffering, and another $200,000 in punitive damages for what he calls a voluntary, intentional and malicious attack.

Read the rest of the article here, if you can stomach it.

3 thoughts on “How low can you go: Fr. Gravel sues LifeSiteNews for defamation

  1. I keep wondering why now? What set this guy off that he decides to sue at this time and not before and why just Lifesite? I’ve read similar negative articles about Raymond Gravel in Catholic Insight and the National Post but I haven’t read anything about him recently anywhere. Is there something else going on that we don’t know about?

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