The National Center for Reason and Justice announces a new appeal based on new evidence in the case of Fr. Gordon MacRae, but help is needed.
I am grateful for this invitation to bring to your attention a major step toward possible justice in the case of imprisoned priest, Father Gordon MacRae. The Boston-based National Center for Reason and Justice announced a Motion for New Trial in the case of Fr. MacRae last week, and posted it on the NCRJ website.
The published brief presents a detailed description of newly discovered evidence in the case as well as other legal considerations. I invite readers to review this compelling document and to suggest the NCRJ link to others.
Though entirely unrelated to These Stone Walls, this long sought development is both hopeful and encouraging for those who have seen the injustices at the heart of the case of Father Gordon MacRae. However, filing this appeal is but the next step in this ongoing effort. Legal expenses have mounted and will continue to mount as the appeal progresses. Please consult the “Contact” page on These Stone Walls for a description of how to help in this effort for justice.
I am sure that most readers understand that Father MacRae himself will not be commenting on this appeal brief. I believe he has decided nonetheless to continue writing weekly for These Stone Walls which is entirely unrelated to this legal effort.
You are invited to review the appeal brief filed with new hope for justice for Father Gordon MacRae. The appeal is posted in its entirety at the website of the National Center for Reason and Justice. Click here to read the “Motion for New Trial in the Case of Fr. Gordon MacRae.”
(Ryan A. MacDonald is a Spero News columnist who blogs at A Ram in the Thicket. He has written extensively on the matter of due process for accused priests at Spero News, and many online Catholic venues).