maandag, september 17, 2018


When I landed in the republic of conscience
it was so noiseless when the engines stopped
I could hear a curlew high above the runway
At immigration, the clerk was an old man
who produced a wallet from his homespun coat
and showed me a photograph of my grandfather
The woman in customs asked me to declare
the words of our traditional cures and charms
to heal dumbness and avert the evil eye
No porters. No interpreter. No taxi.
You carried your own burden and very soon
your symptoms of creeping privilege disappeared


Fog is a dreaded omen there, but lightning
spells universal good and parents hang
swaddled infants in trees during thunderstorms
Salt is their precious mineral. And seashells
are held to the ear during births and funerals.
The base of all inks and pigments is seawater
Their sacred symbol is a stylized boat
The sail is an ear, the mast a sloping pen,
The hull a mouth-shape, the keel an open eye.
At their inauguration, public leaders
must swear to uphold unwritten law and weep
to atone for their presumption to hold office
and to affirm their faith that all life sprang
from salt in tears which the sky-god wept
after he dreamt his solitude was endless


I came back from that frugal republic
with my two arms the one length, the customs woman
having insisted my allowance was myself
The old man rose and gazed into my face
and said that was official recognition
that I was now a dual citizen
He therefore desired me when I got home
to consider myself a representative
and to speak on their behalf in my own tongue
Their embassies, he said, were everywhere
but operated independently
and no ambassador would ever be relieved

 Seamus Heaney 

woensdag, september 12, 2018

‘Clear visualisations’

“With clear visualisations we show, for the first time, the active networks behind the industrial schools,” Pine says. “This gives us a picture of how abusers were transferred between schools. We can also see how people within the system communicated, including parents, the religious staff, and the Department of Education. These visualisations nail the lie that people – and the Government – did not know what was happening in these institutions.

“The close textual analysis also gave us new insights into the experience of abuse as co-ordinating the material uncovered another type of mistreatment which took the form of a dreaded anticipation of “waiting” to be beaten or assaulted,” Pine says. 

“We were also interested in getting to the heart of who knew about the abuse because one of the big issues for survivors is this general misapprehension that people outside these institutions didn’t know it was going on. 

To investigate this comprehensively we built a social network that logged every moment of communication between the key actors – residence managers, the Department of Education, parish priests, parents, local TDs and so on. 

It became very clear that people did know and the biggest node on the network was the Department of Education. I feel this was underrepresented when the Ryan report was publicly launched. The focus has been overwhelmingly on the religious orders when the responsibility is actually more widespread than that.”

maandag, september 10, 2018

De Orde van de Knoflooktenen



"Statement of Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley, OFM Cap

AUGUST 20, 2018 

"In June of 2015 Rev. Boniface Ramsey sent a letter that was received at my office at the Archdiocese of Boston’s Pastoral Center. Rev. Robert Kickham, my Priest Secretary, received the letter on my behalf, as he does much of the correspondence that comes to my office at the Pastoral Center.
My first knowledge of Fr. Ramsey’s letter occurred when media reports of the letter were published last month.

 I apologize to Fr. Ramsey for not having responded to him in an appropriate way and appreciate the effort that he undertook in seeking to bring his concerns about Archbishop McCarrick’s behavior to my attention.

 I also apologize to anyone whose concerns were reflected in Fr. Ramsey’s letter. "

zaterdag, september 08, 2018

Demonstration In Kerala against police inaction Jalandhar Bishop FrancoMulakkal accused of raping nun


The investigative team of the Jalandhar Bishop case gets death threats. There is a strong pressure from the government to avoid arrest of the Bishop. It is also learned that secretive reports of the investigative team has been leaked to the Bishop. At the same time the investigative team is strongly considering to arrest the Bishop. The officials have said that they are ready to relieve their duties or resign from their posts if the arrest is not made.


Members of various catholic reformation organisations took to the streets in Kochi on Saturday to protest the alleged laxity in the probe into a complaint of rape filed by a nun against a Roman Catholic church bishop.
Five nuns from a convent in Kottayam, to which the victim belonged, also took part in the demonstration and alleged that the victim had been denied justice by the church, police and the government as no action has been initiated against accused Bishop Franco Mulakkal of Jalandhar diocese.
"We are fighting for our sister. She has been denied justice by the Church, government and the police. We are ready to go to any extent for ensuring justice to our sister," a nun told protesters, who held placards demanding arrest of Bishop Franco.
She sought to know why Bishop Franco has not been arrested despite sufficient evidence against him and also questioned the Church's stand on the matter.
"Seventy-four days have passed since the complaint was made against Bishop Franco. The police recorded her statements several times. But the accused bishop was interrogated only once," the nun said.
They alleged that the police probing the case was trying to sabotage the investigation.

Catholic reformation organisations, including Kerala Catholic Church Refomation Movement (KCRM), took part in the protest, KCRM office bearer George Joseph said, adding some organisations, including KCRM, were planning to continue the stir till justice is delivered in the case.

In her complaint filed at Kuravilangad Police Station, the victim had alleged that she had received death threats from unknown people two months ago. The nun has accused Jalandhar Bishop Franco of raping and having unnatural sex with her multiple times between 2014 and 2016.
A special team probing the case has said according to preliminary investigation, Bishop Franco abused his position and repeatedly raped the nun.
Responding to a petition seeking speedy probe, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Kottayam, K Subhash had informed the Kerala High Court on August 13 that the probe was proceeding effectively and impartially.
The police, in a statement based on initial investigation and available evidence, had said it was found that the Bishop allegedly committed unnatural offence and raped the nun against her will.
In the statement it was allege that the bishop confined the nun to a guest room in St Francis Mission Home in Kuravilangad in Kottayam district of Kerala. 

vrijdag, september 07, 2018

CHILD USA Responds to Release of Grand Jury Report 

on Clergy Sex Abuse in Six Pennsylvania Dioceses

The Report actually understates how far behind the rest of the country Pennsylvania’s statute of limitations (“SOLs”) are. It is one of the few states that has not yet eliminated at least felonies from its criminal SOLs. CHILD USA recently issued a study of statute of limitations reform since 2002, which also ranks all 50 states and the District of Columbia on the child sex abuse statutes of limitations. [Report available here]. The conclusions regarding Pennsylvania are as follows:

Attorneys general across the United States are taking a newlyaggressive stance in investigating sexual abuse by Roman Catholic clergy, opening investigations into malfeasance and issuing subpoenas for documents.

On Thursday alone, the New York state attorney general issued subpoenas to all eight Catholic dioceses in the state as part of a sweeping civil investigation into whether institutions covered up allegations of sexual abuse of children, officials said. The attorney general in New Jersey announced a criminal investigation. 

The new inquiries come several weeks after an explosive Pennsylvania grand jury report detailed the abuse of more than 1,000 children by hundreds of priests over decades. With Catholics clamoring for more transparency from their church, demanding that bishops release the names of accused priests, civil authorities are beginning to step up to force disclosure.

In the three weeks since the release of the Pennsylvania report, the attorneys general of Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska and New Mexico have also said they will investigate sex abuse by Catholic priests in their states and have asked local dioceses for records. Most bishops have been saying they will cooperate

“Sooner or later it will become broadly obvious that there is a systemic connection between the sexual activity by, among and between clerics in positions of authority and control, and the abuse of children

Richard Sipe 

woensdag, september 05, 2018

Minister Blok: mensen uit verschillende culturen leven niet vreedzaam samen


Met diepe dank aan een man die, als eerste van zijn familie in meer dan 105 jaar dit jaar voor het eerst kon stemmen.
Ik zat erbij en mocht zijn verhaal horen
maar snapte er eigenlijk geen barst van...

Conclussie: ik heb ook een leuk bekkie zonder die schaamte op mijn kaken.
Ook hij had prima kaken en hield die niet op elkaar. .

Hij had nog nooit van mevr. Alicia Dunlop gehoord, denk ik

dinsdag, september 04, 2018

chicken wings roma locuta est – causa finita est

Wordt nog spannend: wel of geen steekselpap in New Jersey

doorstart hostiebakkerij De Voorzienigheid Amsterdam 
"In Driehuis voorde Josef het aan de kippen daar pikten wij het"


"I'm just asking that there be some level of inspection to ensure that public health standards are met," said State Sen. Joe Vitale. 

Vitale is the chairman of the Senate's health committee.


 This is a business model and it doesn't really talk about liability insurance and what if you make something and someone gets sick or you leave a toothpick in it," Vitale said. 


Pauw "minder dom dan ze eruit zien"


bron: SAM HOOD


maandag, september 03, 2018

rijksmuseumpassages zooitje Mongolen



Ik zou die ansichtfoto van Rob R. maar wat graag terug willen vinden aan de hand waarvan, aan tafel,  hij duidelijk maakte wie het mooiste meisje van de wereld was. Ik was het in ieder geval niet, maar daar wél diep van onder de indruk, iedereen wist dat Joke beneden zat en toen moest ie ook zo'n mond houden omdat Tadaa van Steenhoven kwam eten.

The redress scheme for child sex abuse victims is unjust and damaging

The lack of transparency around the guidelines used to award compensation to victims of sex abuse is repugnant

Judy Courtin   and Chris Atmore   

The Guardian 2-9-2018

man, sexually assaulted in the 1970s at Melbourne’s Trinity Grammar School, recently received $500,000 in compensation. This prompted the elite private school to opt into the national redress scheme for victims of institutional child sex abuse.
At face value, Trinity, along with other institutions joining the national scheme, has put the interests of victims and survivors of institutional child sex crimes, above and beyond its own.
But, this disguises a much more disquieting reality.
The redress scheme we have now is one that re-traumatises many victims and is a shamefully adulterated version of what was recommended by our royal commission into institutional responses to child sexual abuse.
First,  [...
Second ...
Third,  ... ]

This makes sense.
The royal commission correctly found that while child sexual abuse can have multiple, complex and profound impacts, such impacts may differ by individual and can change over time.
The severity of the sexual abuse and the severity of the impacts must be considered and determined separately. The national redress scheme, though, arrogantly and dangerously disregards these critical distinctions. How one victim experiences the trauma of assault may be different in degree from the impact on another, and the onus should be on the entity responsible to bear that specific burden.
Instead, [...
This assessment framework does not reflect survivors’ experiences. 
For example ...
Such a highly flawed assessment framework is itself shocking and profoundly unjust. But ...
Courageous victims of institutional child sex crimes are finally breaking decades of insidious silence imposed upon them by paedophiles and their offending institutions. For our own governments to now introduce gagging clauses in legislation supposedly designed to address the profound injustices of the past, is repugnant and inexcusable.
The national redress scheme in its current form is unjust and damaging. To once again favour the assets of wealthy institutions over and above the welfare of victims of child sex crimes, is regressive and profoundly troubling.

Inburgering: Met m'n vlaggetje m'n hoedje en m'n toeter nieuws en achtergrond


LGBT: Verrek, Angela had niet eens een Amerikaans accent

A version of this article appears in print on KLIK


zaterdag, september 01, 2018

Heilige boontjes met salie en krombekken


waaruit volgt: zelfs al informeert diplomatiek personeel ons  dat een kardinaal een goede man is met als bewijs dat hij haar  [let wel: Vietnamse!]  kok en diens vrouw aan een gewenste pauselijke hand hielp  dit géén verzachtende omstandigheid meer voor misdaad doch indien gewenst slechts gezien mag worden als tip aangaande een herziening van de distributie in Rome

"Only a Church able to shelter the faces of men and women who knock on her doors will be able to speak to them of God. If we do not know how to decipher their sufferings, if we do not come to understand their needs, then we can offer them nothing."


Hi! I’m Megan Mitchell, the National Children’s Commissioner. My job is to protect the rights of all children and young people in Australia and make sure you get the help you need to be safe and healthy. "failure to report" en "failure to protect"

Any  paedophile sentenced from Friday for historical child sexual offences will face new legislation and tougher sentences as part of recommendations from the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.
Child sex offenders convicted of historical matters will no longer be allowed to rely on antiquated and lenient sentencing practices from when the offence occurred.
And they will also no longer be able to rely on prior good character as a mitigating factor during sentencing. 
“Thanks in part to the Child Abuse Royal Commission, in 2018 we have a much better understanding of the lifelong impact and trauma of child sexual abuse and this is reflected in the tougher sentencing principles we have adopted,” Attorney General Mark Speakman said.
“The community is rightly concerned about some sentences given for historical child sexual offences and this reform will help ensure paedophiles are appropriately held to account.”
Also among the reforms is new laws that put institutions on notice to protect children from abuse, with the introduction of two new offences. 
The offences are concealing information relating to child abuse from police, referred to as “failure to report”, and failing to reduce or remove a risk of a child being abused, or “failure to protect”. 
Each offence carries a maximum penalty of two years in jail, or, in the case of failure to report, five years if the concealment is for the individuals or another person’s benefit. 
“The Child Abuse Royal Commission uncovered too many examples of institutions letting down children in their care and the public at large by failing to report a child abuser from their ranks,” Mr Speakman said. “From now on, penalties will apply if they don’t do the right thing. People involved in child-related work at sporting clubs, schools and other organisations also need to understand they can no longer turn a blind eye to a risk of abuse and now must act to protect children or risk a potential jail term.”
The laws taking effect on Friday are in response to recommendations made in the 2017 Criminal Justice Report of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.