News Articles Allege that Detective James McLaughlin Falsified Reports and/or Evidence, But This Was Kept Hidden By the Jury in the 1994 Trial of Father Gordon MacRae

Dying in Prison in the ‘Live Free or Die’ State

July 13, 2022 by Charlene C. Duline

Editor’s Note: The following is a guest post by noted author, Charlene C. Duline. Retired from a distinguished career as a diplomat and Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. State Dep’t, Ms. Duline served the United States in several nations across the African Continent, in the East Pakistan and Panama, and at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. She holds degrees in journalism and political science from Indiana University and a Master’s degree in International Public Policy from the John Hopins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, D.C.

Former NH Detective James McLaughlin, the shady detective who was instrumental in pursuing lie after lie about Father Gordon MacRae, sending him to a long prison term in 1994. He was recently prominent on the ‘Laurie List’ for “Falsification of Records “and/or evidence.” Over 28 years of wrongful imprisonment in the New Hampshire State Prison, MacRae has consistently asserted that the case against him was built on lies, cheating and distortions aided and abetted by a dishonest police officer.

I am outraged by the State of New Hampshire! Every citizen in the State should be! Recent news articles by Damien Fisher and Nancy West in have pulled the shroud of secrecy from a grave injustice. Few People in that State knew about a list formally called the “Exculpatory Evidence Schedule,” now better known as the “Laurie List.” The list was revealed on December 21 by the New Hampshire Attorney General as a result of litigation filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of New Hampshire and the New Hampshire Center for Public Interest Journalism … which remains a litigant seeking the full publication of that list.

The court ordered release of the list of compromised police is based on a Supreme Court decision holding that if favorable exculpatory evidence has been with held by the prosecution in a criminal case, the burden shifts to the state to probe beyond a reasonable doubt that the undisclosed evidence could not have affected the outcome of a trial.

If such a violation occurred and the state failed to meet its burden, a defendant, therefore, has been denied his right to present all favorable proofs and is entitled to a new trial to have his convictions vacated forever.

Former NH detective James McLaughlin, the shady detective who was instrumental in pursuing lie after lie about Fr. Gordon MacRae, sending him to a long prison term in 1994, was prominent on the ‘Laurie List’ for “Falsification of Records” and or evidence.

Over 28 years of wrongful imprisonment in the New Hampshire State Prison, MacRae has consistently asserted that the case against him was built on lies, cheating and distortions, and was aided and abetted by a dishonest police officer.

Just as Innocence Project founder Barry Scheck predicted in his 2003 book, ‘Actual Innocence‘: ” those assertions have since been ignored or explained away at higher levels of the justice system by judges with a clear bias in favor of police and against defendants – and this defendant in particular.

Judge Arthur Brennan, the first New Hampshire judge to hear this case, told jurors to “disregard inconsistencies” in accuser Thomas Grover’s testimony.

As the Wall Street Journals’ Dorothy Dorothy Rabinowitz wrote in ‘The Trials of Father MacRae’ , they had much to disregard.

In addition to new evidence and witnesses that other judges declined to hear, much of MacRae’s failed 2012 Habeas Corpus petition was about Keene, New Hampshire sex crimes detective James McLaughlin and the shady tactics he employed to generate claims, prosecute, and convict MacRae in 1994 paving a path to lucrative settlement deals from the Catholic Diocese of Manchester.

Now it turns out that Officer McLaughlin was sanctioned on a secret Attorney General’s list for “falsification of records” in 1985, nine years before the trial of Father MacRae. Judge Joseph Laplante, the New Hampshire federal judge who heard MacRae’s Habeas Corpus petition, ignored all of this and allowed none of these witnesses to testify under oath.

Few people know that Fr. MacRae was offered two plea deals before his trial and one during trial. He was told that if he would plead guilty he would receive only one year in prison. This honest man turned down the plea deals. The lengthy criminal rap sheet of 27 year old Accuser Thomas Grover.

Accuser Thomas Grover includes multiple arrests for forgery, theft, burglary, drugs, and assault. He broke his future ex-wife’s nose when she questioned his perjury.

The jury has never heard any of this.

Neither did they hear that Accuser Thomas Grover several times received financial payments from his personal injury lawyer, advances on his expected windfall in his accompanying civil lawsuit – a practice that is forbidden by the rules of professional conduct for lawyers.

Grover was awarded almost $200,000 for crimes that never took place.

There are pictures of him dancing with stacks of $50.00 bills.

At the trial, Judge Arthur Brennan warned MacRae that if he took the stand in his own defense, the judge would open the door for Thomas Grover’s brothers to testify to their own false claims in related civil lawsuits.

Father Gordon MacRae was the only person never heard from in this trial.

In a flimsy 1996 appeal represented by a public defender (because MacRae’s diocese refused to help him), MacRae was not even allowed to be present. At three attempts at a Habeas Corpus appeal before state and federal courts since this trial, neither MacRae nor any witness for his defense were permitted to give testimony.

At no time has any court official allowed a single word from this defendant.

The man who actually controlled the Diocese of Manchester during much of MacRae’s sentence was Monsignor Edward J. Arsenault, , now known as Edward J. Bolognini.. He violated Church law by never telling Father MacRae, despite repeated requests, what the Ciocese conveyed to the Holy See in Rome about this matter.

Arsenault (Bolobnini) was later dismissed from the priesthood after pleading guilty to stealing almost $300,000 frin tge duicese abd tge estate if a deceased priest. He reportedly spent the money in the company of a much younger gay musician.

At the time of his nearly $300,000 embezzlement, Arsenault held a $170,000 per year position as Executive Director of the St. Luke Institute for troubled priests in Maryland. He served only two years of a 20 years of a 20 year prison sentence before being released and his sentence vacated when an unnamed third party paid his entirue restitution. Now a convicted felon with a new name, he today administers a lucrative contract for the city of New York.

I believe that Father MacRae’s Bishop and Diocese own him apologies for their abandonment of him, their presumptions of guilt, their refusals to visit or even correspond with him for 28 years in prison where Father Gordon MacRae remains a priest. He offers Mass in his cell each week, and has been instrumental in saving lives and souls.

One of them is the life and soul of my Godson, Pornchai Moontri, a conversion story beautifully told by Marian Helper Editor, Felix Carroll in the great Divine Mercy book, Loved, Lost, Found.

Editor’s Note: Charlene Duline’s Godson, Pornchai Moontri, now residing in Bangkok, Thailand recently posted a Linkedin article about his own perspective on this story to wide acclaim. His article should not be missed. Please see: “Independence Day in Thailand” by Pornchai Maximillian Moontri.

COMMENT: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights July 13, 2022 Bill Donohue highly recommends this article by Charlene Duline on new evidence that has emerged that the lead investigator in Fr. MacRae’s case had a record of falsifying records. Read the article

Obedience Requires Us to Resist Suppression of the Traditional Mass

The World without the Sacrifice of the Mass is like “the world without the sun” St. Padre Pio

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The Traditional Roman Rite cannot be lawfully suppressed nor abrogated. As Pope Benedict wrote in 2007, “What earlier generations held as sacred, remains sacred and great for us too, and it cannot be all of a sudden entirely forbidden or even considered harmful.”

The Eternal Law, Revealed Divine Law, and the Natural Law require our obedience, and in that hierarchical order. Then comes Human Ecclesial Law (the pope and bishops).

When Rome or the local ordinary attempt to suppress the traditional worship of Catholics (an act which is unlawful and uncharitable), then the faithful and clergy are justified in resisting this spiritual abuse-an abuse which contradicts Sacred Tradition.

This is True Obedience to both God and Revealed Divine Law. Any attempt by the hierarchy of the Church to suppress the Traditional Mass is in direct contradiction (and disobedient) to the Eternal Law and liturgical providence. Resist it.

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Is It Possible That You Are a Member of the Ecclesiastical Freemasonry, Dear Pope ?

Oh No ! Hope springs eternal that it isn’t true. Emerald green hope wells up in our hearts that this photograph, of a young Francis, displaying a well known masonic gesture, also seen in that famous statue of the well known ‘leader’ and Mason, Napoleon Bonaparte, does not signify your collaboration in his style of masonry

Dear Bishop of Rome, The Title you Wish,

We love you, our leader and you are in so many of our prayers that heaven must be ringing with them. Did you know Cardinal Villot and Archbishop Cassaroli were members of that secret club of which I speak? They were before your time but perhaps you heard or felt the force during your tenure?

It is possible that you did know Archbishop Bugnini. He is the one who so brilliantly reformed the Mass of the ages into a perfect copy of the worship service of Protestantism. But of course you know that.

Speaking of that, it has come to the attention of many Catholics that you too are filled with that hate tinted hostility towards that same Mass. We comprehend this in the many pages of Traditionis Custodis. Its’ pages actually shine with a glaring light.

Being that you are the Vicar of Christ on Earth, my worry and consternation overflows with the thought that you may be a member of this organization, known to all as having as its’ goal the destruction of the Catholic Church, whose Mass has filled the world with Grace since the Crucifixion of its’ Founder, Christ.

You can surely understand my concerns fueled by knowledge of the consequences which will surely befall the earth without the Grace of God. One feels that Gods’ grace is already being withdrawn by the many crimes filling the earth with misery.

And you, Bishop of Rome, could be held responsible for quite a lot of it. After all, you are blocking the channels of grace which the Catholic Church offers to the world if, in fact, you are a member of the aproned ones. The words of previous Popes have been like a storm of great thunder and cracking lightning against evil ideologies. Your words confuse as you mess with our minds.

Life and Blessings and Health to the Pope, Our Holy Father

Christus Vincit

Christus Regnat

Christus Christus Imperat

An Eighty Nine Year Old Great Grand Mother

Pope Francis: Is He the ‘Little Finger’?

The Masonic Brotherhood, seed bed of anti Catholic sentiments, greets the supposed Vicar of Christ on Earth with joy? The ecumenical Pope probably is a brother, so there should be no surprise to see him treated as one. Welcome Your Holiness ! You are doing an awesome job.

OR perhaps he is not a brother, Perhaps he is just the “little finger” mentioned in the Alta Vendita. That would be all the aproned ones need in order to finally crumple the Church.

So they think !!! Just “one little finger to do our bidding” as the Vendita states. Having the whole man would be “more than we could dream of”

And Francis has said “There is no Catholic Pope”

So, who is he?

I purchased my ‘Alta Vendita’ from the Fatima Center. It is a most interesting and heart rending read. It is the Masonic plan to destroy the Church, the only one on earth which houses God Himself, Body and Soul, in that little golden tabernacle.

Deathbed Confession of a Bishop Who Signed Official Document About Lipa Apparitions Under Duress

This official document stating that Lipa was not supernatural and neither was ‘the’ shower’ of roses (there were countless showers of roses on thousands of pilgrims) was an illegal document according to this deathbed statement. THREATENED WITH EXCOMMUNICATION? How dare they???


Testimony of Fr. Lorenzo Ma. Guerrero, S.J.


I, Fr. Lorenzo Ma. Guerrero, S.J., of legal age, residing in Sta. Ana Manila, after being sworn to upon oath, depose and state:

  1. That the Philippines Catholic Hierarchy issued the following Official Statement in the year 1951:                                                                                                                                 “We, the undersigned Archbishops and Bishops, constituting for the purpose a special Commission, having attentively examined and reviewed the evidence and testimonies collected in the course of repeated, long and careful investigations, have reached the unanimous conclusion and hereby officially declare that…

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“I am Mary Mediatrix of All Grace” Your Spiritual Mother at Lipa Philippines

Of what denomination is the Pope?


“This is my last apparition here.” Through Sister Teresing. Our Lady wanted to make it known to the world that her other messages remained unheeded. Among other things … 1948

Pope Francis had consecrated his Papacy to Our Lady of Fatima and that gives us a little hope in our hearts. Not a whole lot. The world is spinning into darkness.


We pray for Pope Francis .. the chaos in the world would become order if he would honor the requests of Mary given through time and greatly effecting eternity.

How sad it is that Our Holy Father is planning a Sin Nod … instead of making plans to honor Our Ladys requests.

He actually wants us to learn from those who are not quite civilized.

The Holy Father would like to make this man a Viri Probati, or some kind of a Catholic Priest, who would be giving…

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