vrijdag, mei 25, 2018

Met mijn dank aan de The Knitter, meiden van Bengalen die dit informatieboekje als eerste online
zetten en de vrouwen in Purmerend die er ook waren.

donderdag, mei 24, 2018

Revant du paradis au bord de la riviere

routinier soit fidèle à tes frères
car tu as promis naguère de servir et de protéger

Uma mosca sem valor
poisa c’o a mesma alegria
na careca de um doutor
como em qualquer porcaria.

António Aleixo


dinsdag, mei 22, 2018

Statement of Attorney General Josh Shapiro on Sexual Abuse Investigation Within Catholic Church


May 21, 2018 

HARRISBURG – “Today, in a reversal of their position, the bishops and dioceses of Greensburg and Harrisburg agreed to make public the results of a grand jury investigation of widespread sexual abuse within the Catholic Church. I commend Bishop Malesic and Bishop Gainer for doing the right thing,” Attorney General Josh Shapiro said.
“Now all of the dioceses support the release of the investigation’s findings and results.”
“Victims of this sexual abuse deserve the right to tell their stories to the people of Pennsylvania. That is why my legal team and I have worked tirelessly to have each diocese agree to give victims the opportunity to be heard.”
“I expect to speak publicly on this comprehensive investigation by the end of June. The only thing that could stop these findings from becoming public at that time is if one of the bishops or dioceses would seek to delay or prevent this public accounting.”
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zaterdag, mei 12, 2018

vrijdag, mei 11, 2018

No more silence

“I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. 
We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.” 
Elie Wiesel

May 10, 2018 
April 21, 2013, Ezzati to Errázuriz
“This morning I had a story that I did not like at all. A journalist informed me that Mr. Cruz has been invited by the Anglophone Episcopal Conference to give his testimony of the experience of abuse suffered by Fr. Karadima and the behavior of the church of Santiago in relation to it, in the meeting that will take place in Rome in the last week of May. . . . I also ask your advice to see who to intervene in Rome to prevent this from happening. We know what Mr. Cruz’s intention is for you and the church of Santiago. I hope we can prevent lies from finding space among those who make up the Church itself.”

April 22, 2013, Errázuriz to Ezzati
“It is nonsense to invite Carlos Cruz, who is going to distort the truth . . . do they also invite those who present things from our point of view? . . . [H]e will use the invitation to continue harming the church. I could prepare a brief report of the stages of the denunciation of Mr. Carlos Cruz, which was well and promptly attended to since he formally presented it. Lift up your hearts! We read it on Sunday: the Serpent does not prevail.”

*Update, May 9: Today it was confirmed that Cardinal Errazuriz will not travel to Rome to attend the meeting with Pope Francis and the Chilean bishops. The eighty-six year old prelate said he will be absent for personal reasons.

maandag, mei 07, 2018

By failing to create clarity, great confusion is created among the faithful and the unity of the Church is endangered. “The Church’s ultimate trial"

tja, 't heeft wel wat.....
zo'n vijftig/60 jaar na datum dan nu te lezen dat die gestoorde nonnen groot gelijk hadden:

"Jouw ouders deugden niet


+Willem Jacobus Cardinal Eijk
Archbishop of Utrecht, Netherlands

Zit de man toch wel met een probleempje met Petrus:
ze vonden het de moeite niet waard de boekhouding bij te houden,
maar 't is natuurlijk een kniesoor die daarmee zit : 't bracht tenslotte wél geld op....

“The Church’s ultimate trial
Before Christ’s second coming the Church must pass through a final trial that will shake the faith of many believers. The persecution that accompanies her pilgrimage on earth will unveil the ‘mystery of iniquity’ in the form of a religious deception offering men an apparent solution to their problems at the price of apostasy from the truth.”


De dag van 't laatste oordeel
zal Christus ziek zijn en afwezig
om niet te hoeven spuwen
op hen die nooit het woord verzet wou schrijven

!Toevoeging ! dd. 8-mei : "De vertaling van de bijdrage, die vandaag werd gepubliceerd door het aartsbisdom Utrecht."

the crazy trio: a tale of two cities en de orde van de knoflooktenen

zondag, mei 06, 2018

Veel valse hoop



TOR "Brothers can make you crazy" * I sequestrati di Altoona




The grand jury, which was impaneled in 2016, has been investigating allegations of sexual abuse by priests in six Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania. In addition to Harrisburg, the panel has been investigating the dioceses of Allentown, Pittsburgh, Greensburg, Erie and Scranton.

The findings of a state grand jury investigation into clergy sex abuse in six Roman Catholic Dioceses across Pennsylvania

 are shaping up to be the most damning to date against the Catholic Church, according to one of the biggest advocates for victims of child sex abuse.
State Rep. Mark Rozzi, D-Berks, on Wednesday said the findings out of the grand jury the Altoona-Johnstown Diocese.
will likely prove to be worse than those out of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and
"It will encapsulate the six remaining dioceses and show a pattern across all of them," Rozzi told PennLive. "There has never been another grand jury like this..in history as far as it pertains to child sex abuse.

This is going to be the worst report ever. I  think we are going to see a pattern of collusion and hopefully we can do right by the victims here and pass the right legislation that can gain victims justice and close out a chapter in our lives. That's what we are looking for, closure."
Rozzi, who testified before the panel, said the panel is nearing completion of its report. He expects the state attorney general's office to release the findings sometime in either May or June. 

This latest investigation comes several years after the release of two other grand jury reports in Pennsylvania: that out of the state's largest diocese, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, and the other out of the Altoona-Johnstown Diocese.
Investigators in Philadelphia in 2011 found widespread clergy sexual abuse and concealment by church officials. As a result, in addition to the removal of a number of priests deemed unsuitable for the priesthood, the Philadelphia report resulted in the conviction and sentencing of Monsignor William Lynn, the highest-ranking U.S. Catholic Church official convicted in a child sex abuse scandal. He served nearly three years of a three- to six-year sentence when the Pennsylvania Supreme Court tossed his conviction over trial errors. He's currently a free man.
A judge in March 2017 allowed in a ruling for prosecutors to retry Lynn in connection with his handling of sex abuse complaints involving children and priests. Because of an unresolved defense defense appeal, that retrial for Lynn wasn't expected to take place until this year.
Similarly investigators in the Altoona-Johnstown Diocese in 2016 released a scathing report on the systemic abuse of thousands of children over decades by priests and church leaders in the diocese.