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Welcome to Justice for Fr Gordon MacRae

“Those aware of the facts of this case find it hard to imagine that any court today would ignore the perversion of justice it represents.” Dorothy Rabinowitz, The Wall Street Journal, May 10, 2013.

On September 23, 1994, Rev. Gordon J. MacRae was shackled and led out of Cheshire County Superior Court in Keene, New Hampshire, convicted of sexual assaults alleged to have occurred in 1983. Three times, prosecutors offered Father MacRae a plea deal to serve only one to three years. The innocent priest refused the deal, and was thus condemned by Judge Arthur Brennan to a life term of 33 1/2 to 67 years in prison. When the trial was over, accuser Thomas Grover received nearly $200,000 from the Diocese of Manchester.

No evidence of guilt was ever presented. Father MacRae says he is innocent. So do those who have looked honestly at this case, including Dorothy Rabinowitz, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist for The Wall Street Journal. Her three major articles on this perversion of justice led to renewed efforts to seek justice for Father Gordon MacRae.

In 2007, Cardinal Avery Dulles and Father Richard John Neuhaus asked Fr MacRae to write “a new chapter in the volume of Christian literature from those unjustly in prison.” The result is www.TheseStoneWalls.com, an award-winning Catholic blog described as “the finest example of priestly witness the last decade of scandal has produced.”

To learn more about the Father Gordon MacRae case, or to assist with support and legal costs, consult the following:
“The Trials of Father MacRae” by Dorothy Rabinowitz, The Wall Street Journal
“The Ordeal of Father Gordon MacRae” by Bill Donohue, Ph.D., Catholic League President
 “A Catholic Priest Twenty Years Wrongly Imprisoned in America” by James Valladares, Ph.D.
These Stone Walls “The Post-trial Extortion of Father Gordon MacRae” by Ryan A. MacDonald
These Stone Walls “Alarming New Evidence May Exonerate Imprisoned Priest” by David. F. Pierre, Jr. The Media Report National Center for Reason & Justice: Father Gordon MacRae Court Documents


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