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May 2008 Archives

NOTICE FOR WEBSITE RE 3rd PARTY LEGAL COSTS

    Section 20A(2) of the "Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse Act 2000" (as amended), provides that "the Commission may pay such reasonable costs arising out of the [3 rd party legal] representation...to the person so represented, as are...
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To Many Girls, Sex With Adults Just Part Of Life

Mary Schmich, Chicago Tribune, May 23, 2008 www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/ chi-schmich-23-may23,0,5015409.column [ R. Kelly is an R&B singer who is on trial in Chicago for allegedly having sex with under-age girls. Some under-age girls wonder what the fuss is about! ]...
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Did Texas Go Too Far?

  Townhall Magazine,  May 28, 2008 by Bill Murchison   function launchSlideShowWindow(vw) { mywindow = window.open (vw,"mywindow","location=1,status=0,scrollbars=0,menubar=0,width=778,height=655"); mywindow.focus(); } As Archie Bunker, in "All in the Family," used to affirm, "Nixon knows something I don't know." It was both...
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TEXAS POLYGAMY: "FLDS Saga Exposes Liberal Orthodoxy on Sex"

 by Joe Hyde - Posted on May 26th, 2008 from "South West Texas Live" http://www.swtexaslive.com/node/6932 The confiscation of 464 children from the FLDS compound in Eldorado was overturned by an appeals court last week. The court said it was illegal....
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Commission

May we refer to the Notice from the Residential Institutions Redress Unit dated 24th May 2008? It appears that a request from the Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse and in accordance with the terms of the Commission to...
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INDIA: Hindu Radicals and Marxists Accuse Catholic Church of Murder and Rape

  It may seem extra-ordinary that Marxists should ally themselves with extreme Hindu nationalists.  Is not Marxism supposed to be both atheist and international? In fact both Marxists and Hindu radicals are motivated by ideologies based on hatred and that...
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Texas Set Polygamy Fight Back Decades

  The Arizona Republic, 25 May, 2008 http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/viewpoints/articles/0525vip-maceachern0525.html# Polygamy is a wretched, backward thing. We can all agree on that, I'm guessing.   Not everyone can agree, however, on how mainstream society should deal with isolated, polygamist sects.   In...
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TEXAS POLYGAMY: 12 Sect Children Reunited With Parents

  SAN ANGELO, Texas, May 25, 2008 (CBS/AP) A dozen children removed from the polygamist Yearning for Zion Ranch have been reunited with their parents while the Texas Supreme Court decides their fate - and that of more than four hundred...
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COMMISSION TO INQUIRE INTO CHILD ABUSE

      Following a request from the Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse and in accordance with the terms of the Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse Act, 2000, an Order has been laid before the House of the...
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Texas Child Welfare Authorities Will Appeal Ruling Finding They Were Wrong to Seize Sect Kids

 Fox News http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,357663,00.html Friday, May 23, 2008 function farkItButton(h, u, s) { if (!IsDef(h)) { if (IsDef(window.fark_headline)) { h = window.fark_headline; } else { h = ''; } } u = unescape(location.href); var img = 'FarkItButton2_16x16.gif'; imgw = 16; imgh...
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Court Rejects Seizure Of Texas Sect's Children

Court Rejects Seizure Of Texas Sect's ChildrenGroup Beliefs Not Seen as 'Urgent' Danger Washington Post, 23 May 2008, by David A. Fahrentholdhttp://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/05/22/AR2008052200548.html?hpid=topnews A Texas appeals court yesterday ruled that state child-protection officials lacked the evidence to seize children from the...
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Returned Apology

Returned Apology   Dear Mr Ahern,   On 11 May 1999 you issued what you called a sincere apology to your country's former industrial reformatory inmates, one of whom is myself. Your "apology" denies the State persecution that I suffered. ...
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WHY A HEARING HAS BEEN ARRANGED

The Board may hold a hearing in respect of an application for one or more of the following reasons: The applicant has signified that he or she wishes to give oral evidence to the Board or to call witnesses...
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US Court Rules on Polygamist Case

US Court Rules on Polygamist Case RTE News, Thursday, 22 May 2008 22:12 The US state of Texas overstepped its authority when it removed some of 460 children from a polygamist compound last month, an appeals court has ruled. The...
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Appeals Court Rules Against Texas in Polygamy Case

New York Times, 22 May 2008by Anahad O'Connor  and Kirk Johnson Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints members left the courthouse on Thursday after a ruling in their favor in San Angelo, Tex.A Texas state court...
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INDIA: CATHOLIC RETREAT CENTRE ACCUSED OF MASS KILLINGS, RAPE etc

After two years of controversy,  the Indian Supreme Court recently quashed a case by the police in Kerala (South India) against a Catholic Retreat  centre. The charges against the centre were based on a anonymous letter and included causing 974...
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JERSEY 'SCANDAL': LETTERS IN JERSEY EVENING POST

What was that if not a cover up?  May 21, 2008 from John Henwood.IN response to pertinent inquiries by Deputy Sean Power recently, the Deputy Chief of Police suggested that anyone who questioned full and open disclosure was, in...
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Children Were Dismembered and Burnt, Say Jersey Police

The Times, 22 May 2008  Simon de Bruxelleshttp://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/crime/article3981112.ece Dozens of fragments of human bone found in the cellar of a former Jersey children's home are believed to be the remains of children who were murdered, dismembered and then cremated...
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JERSEY 'SCANDAL': Trusting The Detective

The New Statesman, 22 May 2008 by Brian Cathcarthttp://www.newstatesman.com/print/200805220014[QUOTE: " [Mail  journalist David] Rose also suggested that the flow of witness evidence of abuse at Haut de la Garenne, which Harper says vindicates his decision to go public, may...
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TEXAS POLYGAMY AND GAY MARRIAGE

TEXAS POLYGAMY AND GAY MARRIAGEPolygamists: The Follow-Up Story by Kevin D. Williamsonfrom NationalReviewOnline, Media Blog  Wednesday, May 21, 2008http://media.nationalreview.com/post/The problem with follow-up stories is that nobody reads them. There's a big splashy headline on Day 1 and by Day 2...
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Jersey Care Home Abuse: Police Suspect Murder

  Daily Telegraph by Gordon Rayner, Chief Reporter in Jersey 21 May 2008 The detective in charge of an investigation into decades of alleged abuse at a former children's home in Jersey has said bone fragments found in a cellar...
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BBC NEWS: Jersey 'bone' find now questioned

18 May 2008 Police teams have excavated cellar rooms in Haut de la Garenne A piece of bone that sparked a massive police search at a former Haut de la Garenne children's home now appears to be a shard of...
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JERSEY 'SCANDAL': Haut de la Garenne skull fragment is 'a piece of coconut'

from richardwebster.net blog on Sunday, 18 May 2008[The links to other articles quoted by Richard Webster may not work here so go to http://www.richardwebster-net.blogspot.com/ for the full story ]    The Human Remains allegedly uncovered by a sniffer dog at...
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Bone found in Jersey abuse probe 'almost certainly wood'

The Observer, 18 May 2008 by Juliette Jowitt[ NOTE: This was in a late edition of The Observer so it is probably not available in Ireland] The fragment of 'bone' at the centre of the investigation into abuse at...
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"Bishops Insist That Catholic Schools Are Inclusive"

May we refer to the article "Bishops Insist That Catholic Schools Are Inclusive" by Sean Flynn, Education Editor dated 13th May 2008 in relation to Sr Elizabeth Maxwell, president of the Conference of the Religious in Ireland, speaking at the...
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TEXAS POLYGAMY: USA Today

  OPINION 12 May 2008 by Mary Zeiss Stange  http://blogs.usatoday.com/oped/2008/05/what-does-texas.html#uslPageReturn Photo - Showdown in Texas. Fundamentalist Latter Day Saints members walk toward journalists on the Yearning for Zion ranch in Eldorado last month. They talked about their 11-day experience in a...
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LIBEL DAMAGES FOR CHANNEL 4

The UK police came down like a ton of bricks on Channel 4 for allegedly slandering Muslim clerics. On the other hand The Sunday Times and the BBC have been  allowed to slander the Catholic Church with complete impunity.For Sunday...
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A 'Mon boy' rallies to defence of Christian Brothers

14 May 2008 Examiner  I WAS a pupil at North Monastery CBS, Cork -- a 'Mon boy' -- from 1954 to 1964 and, like your columnist Matt Cooper (May 9), the Christian Brothers left their mark on me. Mr Cooper's...
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72-year-old Catholic priest jailed for sex attacks on children

Independent.ie 11 May 2008 A Catholic priest has been jailed for four years by a court in Newcastle for a string of sex attacks on children. 72-year-old Father John Benedict Corrigan had been extradited from Ireland to England to face...
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Bishops insist that Catholic schools are inclusive

THE CATHOLIC bishops have stressed the inclusive nature of their schools in a pastoral letter issued yesterday. p   SEÁN FLYNN, Education Editor Tue, May 13, 2008 THE CATHOLIC bishops have stressed the inclusive nature of their schools in a...
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CHILD KILLING SCANDALS IN JERSEY AND IRELAND

The following is the speech by Sir Philip Bailhache, Bailiff of Jersey on Liberation Day, 9 May 2008. He spoke out against the avalanche of media slander that has poured over Jersey as a result of a child abuse enquiry...
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BBC and False Allegations of Child Abuse

Like The Times [1] , the BBC has given ludicrously biased and sensationalist coverage to the bogus child killing "scandal" on the Channel Island of Jersey. Also like The Times, this is not the first time the BBC  has abandoned...
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MASS MURDER BY CATHOLIC CHURCH IN CANADA?

This is reminiscent of the claim by Mannix Flynn that there was a "Holocaust" in Letterfrack with bodies buried all over the grounds of the former Christian Brothers Industrial School in Co. Galway. It also bears some resemblance to...
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BALANCE IN "STATES OF FEAR" DOCUMENTARY (MARY RAFTERY)

The three-part States of Fear documentary produced by Mary Raftery was broadcast by RTE from late April to early May 1999. At that stage the Christian Brothers and the Church were not confining themselves to groveling apologies and they outlined serious...
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Arlington Mom Who Cried Rape Gets Five Years In Slaying (Texas, USA)

Star-Telegram, 5 May 2008  by Nathaniel Jonesnjones@star-telegram.com An Arlington woman's attempt to cover up her two-month affair cost her lover his life in 2006, and on Monday, a jury sentenced her to five years in prison for her role...
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CHILD KILLING ON JERSEY (Channel Islands, UK)

This is the first time a major British newspaper has cast doubts on the allegations of child killing and child abuse on Jersey. This is certainly the beginning of the end. In Ireland similar nonsensical stories were swept under the...
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CANADA 'GENOCIDE': Clergyman Makes Startling Claims of Residential School Abuse

QUOTE: "Rick Lavallee, told reporters his younger brother had been killed while a student at a Catholic-run residential school in Portage La Prairie, Man. He said his five-year-old brother was beaten with a cattle prod by an employee of...
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Christian Brothers schools to be handed over to lay trust

  Tue, May 06, 2008 Irish Times CONTROL OF the Republic's 96 Christian Brothers schools is to be transferred to a charitable trust run by lay people from September. RUADHÁN MAC CORMAICreports This ends the Brothers' day-to-day involvement in...
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CANADA 'GENOCIDE': Unfounded Claims Get Unverified Coverage

    Vancouver Sun, 22 March 2008, Special  by Paul Schratzhttp://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/editorial/story.html?id=8dea76d2-5c65-4906-b194-d031fe9fc974 Imagine a disgruntled former Liberal going on a national speaking tour, making allegations that the Liberal sponsorship scandal was more massive than anyone ever imagined, implicated numerous officials, involved...
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PROTEST AT VANCOUVER CATHEDRAL: STATEMENT BY SQUAMISH INDIAN NATION

    On March 22nd, 2008 "Friends of the Disappeared" disrupted the Easter Sunday Mass of Vancouver's Holy Rosary Cathedral In addition to causing a disturbance in the actual sanctuary, the protesters harassed parishioners as they arrived for Easter Mass...
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TEXAS POLYGAMY: Warrant Dropped Against Man Named in Polygamist Retreat Raid

    Associated Press, 3 May 2008   ELDORADO, Texas (AP) -- An arrest warrant has been dropped for a man thought to be the husband of a teenage girl whose report of abuse triggered a raid on a polygamous...
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'GENOCIDE' OF NATIVE INDIANS IN CANADA (2)

    The following is about the disruption of Easter Sunday Mass in Vancouver's Catholic  Cathedral by aboriginal protesters who alleged that "germ warfare" in Church schools led to the deaths of tens of thousands of native children.  ...
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"GENOCIDE" OF NATIVE INDIANS AT CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS IN CANADA

    The following has something in common with current claims about child killing in Jersey and with (now defunct) allegations of murder and mass murder - a "Holocaust" - made against the Christian Brothers in Ireland. The head of a...
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