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Rachel Thompson (@RachelintheOC) Shares Her Truth About Chldhood Sexual Abuse

June 8th, 2015 No comments

Rachel Thompson (@RachelintheOC) was the latest guest on Survivor’s Voices Radio carried on Soundart Radio. It was an honour to speak with Rachel and and hear her story, below. You can catch up on all episodes via Mixcloud.

This is my first #MondayBlogs post in honour of Rachel, who not only founded that hashtag, but also the #sexabusechat group on Twitter.

 

 

Survivors Voices Ep13: Rachel Thompson (@RachelInTheOC) 3/6/2015 by Survivors_Voices on Mixcloud

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Phil Frampton: Childhood, a Life of Campaigning and Judicial Review of Goddard Inquiry

April 18th, 2015 No comments

Phil Frampton joines me on Survivors Voices Radio to discuss growing up in the care system, failures of the current model, his life campaigning and announces a Judicial Review of the Goddard Inquiry.

 

Survivors Voices: Phil Frampton Ep09 by Survivors_Voices on Mixcloud

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BBC: Bullshit, Cover-up and Carelessness.

November 1st, 2012 No comments

The BBC have been complicit in the child abuse perpetuated by Jimmy Saville and associates in many ways. This is not to say it was official corporate policy, however, unofficially, powerful people at the top covered things up to protect their powerful friends.

Saville was a regular visitor to Haut de la Garenne – the children’s home in Jersey where it was alleged many high level people from the UK mainland including politicos and etc. used to engage in their distasteful habits of abusing kids. This was and is subject to cover up.

Hollie Greig’s case has been and is subject to cover up as soon as high level politico’s were implicated.

There is cover up and there is carelessness everywhere you look in this field.

Will you allow yourself to join the dots or do you want to be careless, remain ignorant of the true situation and thus, through your own carelessness, be a part of the problem?

Don’t bullshit yourself that these incidents are isolated – they are not.

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In 1997 I predicted Ratzinger Would Be The Next Pope. And the last.

April 23rd, 2010 No comments

And Daniel Shea, attorney and former Catholic deacon agrees … and explains why:

In fact, Shea believes that what he started with the lawsuit may eventually result in the destruction of the entire Roman Catholic Church.

Dan Shea, a former Catholic deacon, has come a long way from the seminary. Whether that’s a long way up or a long way down depends on where today’s Catholic Church stands in your eyes. In the last five years, Shea has cracked wise about the Pope being gay and a drag queen in front of the Italian Parliament. He got a bishop to declare in open court that it was the church’s position that minor children were accomplices in their own molestation. He looked another bishop dead in the eye and told him to kiss his ass.

So it’s safe to say, he evokes strong emotions while expressing his beliefs.

In Doe et al v. Roman Catholic Diocese of Galveston-Houston et al, Shea and Khan Merritt allege that a letter then-Cardinal Ratzinger sent to every Catholic bishop on May 18, 2001, constituted an international conspiracy to obstruct justice. This official Vatican document Ratzinger penned in his role as prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith dealt with official church procedure in dealing with clerical sex abuse cases.

Not only did this letter contain the cardinal’s current thinking on the subject, it also cited in a footnote a top-secret 1962 Vatican document Shea would eventually flush out.

This 48-year-old document, informally known as Crimen Sollicitationis, considered a smoking gun in some quarters, contains written orders from the Vatican laying bare a system for protecting child molesters. To Shea, Crimen is more than a smoking gun, it is “a nuclear bomb.”

Read the full story in the Houston Press here.

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International Press Catching Up Over Vatican Paedophile Cover Ups

March 25th, 2010 No comments

Finally the press are catching up with the truth about Cardinal Ratzinger, aka Pope Rat, and the intimate relationship the Vatican had with the sexual abuse scandals, and their cover-ups, which are rocking the Catholic church:

from the New York Times:

Top Vatican officials — including the future Pope Benedict XVI — did not defrock a priest who molested as many as 200 deaf boys, even though several American bishops repeatedly warned them that failure to act on the matter could embarrass the church, according to church files newly unearthed as part of a lawsuit.

Also from the Associated Press comes a case rocking the Catholic Church in Germany:

VATICAN CITY – Germans are asking just when Pope Benedict XVI might say something about the clerical abuse scandal rocking the Catholic church in his native country.

As the scandal has intensified in recent weeks, he chose not to say anything Wednesday during his weekly public audience, an occasion when he offers greetings and issues pronouncements in nine languages.

He took advantage of St. Patrick’s Day on March 17 to send his greetings to the Irish, and expressing his regrets over a decades-old scandal in that country and announce he was signing a special letter on clerical abuse addressed to Irish faithful.

German Catholics believed he might make an allusion to them in the Irish letter, but he didn’t.

More than 300 former students in German Catholic schools and choirs have come forward since January with abuse claims. The country’s government announced Wednesday it will form an expert 40-member committee to investigate.

The allegations have come almost daily, including Wednesday, when the Munich archdiocese confirmed that another person claims to have been molested as a youth in 1998 by a priest who was previously convicted of abuse, the Rev. Peter Hullermann.

The church’s management of Hullermann’s case overlaps with the time that Benedict, then Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, served as Munich archbishop from 1977 to 1982.

Pope Ratzinger has been covering up abuse scandals for years. It was the bread and butter of his work as head of the Office for the Doctrine of the Faith under Pope JP II.

Finally some chickens are coming home to roost.

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