Wednesday, September 30, 2009

John Paul II Pedophile Bishop in Canada charged with possession of child porn

Oh when the saints of John Paul II Pedophile Priests Army go marching in
They come in groves and numbers, mitres and money and papal powers


Former N.S. bishop charged with possession of child porn


By CBC News, cbc.ca, Updated: September 30, 2009 2:22 PM


A former Roman Catholic bishop from Nova Scotia is facing child pornography charges.
Raymond Lahey, the former bishop of the diocese of Antigonish, is known as the man who oversaw a $15-million settlement with people who said they had been sexually abused by priests in the diocese dating back to 1950.

He was arrested at the Ottawa Airport last week after members of the Canada Border Services Agency performed a random check of his laptop computer.

Lahey has been charged with distributing and selling child pornography. No court date has been set.

On Saturday, Lahey, 69, announced his resignation as bishop of the Antigonish diocese.

In a letter to parishioners, he said he needed time for "personal renewal."

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'If you can't trust the chief shepherd, who can you trust?'

Toronto and Halifax — From Friday's Globe and Mail Thursday, Oct. 01, 2009 10:41PM EDT

Raymond Lahey was a gentleman theologian and scholar and a kindly shepherd to his flock in the deeply religious Gaelic, Acadian and First Nations parish churches of Nova Scotia's Antigonish County and Cape Breton Island.

He was courageously outspoken in urging his fellow Roman Catholic bishops to make the church more relevant to everyday life. He proclaimed that bishops must come among their people as ambassadors of Jesus who keep “God's saving mysteries” alive.

Through much of his career, he had to deal with pain and anger over priestly sex scandals. He once asked his priests to pray for a month for people who had been abused as children by church officials and last month played a major role in negotiating a $15-million settlement for victims of a sexually abusive cleric.

On Thursday it was Rev. Lahey himself who scandalized his church.

Following a careful examination of his laptop by border officials after he flew into Ottawa on a flight from Europe, he was charged by police with possession and importation of child pornography.

Mark McGowan, principal of University of Toronto's St. Michael's College and one of the Canadian church's foremost scholars, called it “a horrendous incident. This is something that just has a massive ripple effect. This will evoke anger and disbelief and likely mark the pilgrimage of more Catholics away from the church.”

The archbishop of St. John's, Nfld., Martin Currie, told CBC: “I was shocked. I was saddened. I was angered. You know, if you can't trust the chief shepherd, who can you trust?”

In Roman Catholicism, a bishop is responsible for teaching the faith and ruling the church. He carries a shepherd's crook as part of his formal vestments, emblematic of Jesus, who, according to the Bible, called himself the “good shepherd.”

Father Lahey, 69, sent a letter to the Pope resigning as bishop of Antigonish before flying to Ottawa to surrender to police.

He was born in St. John's and ordained a priest in 1963. He was awarded a Ph.D. magna cum laude from the University of Ottawa in 1966 – when he was just 26 years old.

He studied in Rome and Cambridge and became first a professor and later head of the department of religious studies and a member of the senate at Memorial University of Newfoundland.

He wrote extensively on theology and church history, made a substantial number of contributions to the Dictionary of Canadian Biography, served on two school boards, a provincial education committee and an orphanage trust, organized the Pope's visit to Newfoundland in 1984 and in 1985 was given the title Prelate of Honour by John Paul II.

And over three decades in the province, he dealt with the fallout from the church's devastating sex scandals.

According to testimony from one victim of the horrific abuse committed at Mount Cashel Boys Home orphanage in St. John's, Father Lahey was instrumental in removing from the facility a Christian Brother – a member of the lay Catholic order that ran the orphanage – who was sexually involved with a boy. It is not known if the man ever faced charges.

In 1986, Father Lahey was consecrated bishop of St. George's diocese – now the Diocese of Corner Brook and Labrador – which placed him in charge of churches overseen by Rev. Kevin Bennett.

Father Bennett was convicted in 1990 of multiple sex charges involving altar boys. In the $13-million civil trial for damages that resulted, the diocese was driven into bankruptcy and Father Lahey was initially held partly liable financially, although he testified he was unaware of what Father Bennett was doing. The Newfoundland appeal court later cleared him of financial responsibility.

In April, 2003, to the bagpipe skirl of MacCrimmon's March, Father Lahey was named bishop of Antigonish in St. Ninian's Cathedral. Two months later, one of his priests, Rev. Hugh Vincent MacDonald, went on trial on 27 sex-related charges. One of his alleged victims committed suicide.

Six years later, Father Lahey played an instrumental role in negotiating a record $15-million settlement with Father MacDonald's victims.

Last Aug. 7, Father Lahey was quoted in the news media as saying: “I want to formally apologize to every victim and to their families for the sexual abuse that was inflicted upon those who were instead entitled to the trust and protection of priests.”

And now he has been charged.

Both Archbishop Currie and Archbishop Anthony Mancini of Halifax voiced concern that Father Lahey's arrest would rekindle torment and suffering among victims of past sexual abuse.

“Given the context of the church in parts of Atlantic Canada, particularly within the context of Bishop Lahey's landmark agreement on the cases in the diocese of Antigonish, this is absolutely unfathomable,” said Prof. McGowan, “In the court of public opinion there is no silver lining to this story whatsoever.”

Bride and Groom PDF Pattern

Bride and Groom, Amigurumi, Crochet Pattern

Bride and Groom, Amigurumi, Crochet Pattern

My friend in London is getting married Saturday September 30th. This cute couple I made for her.
If you like to make it too: they are sold on kandjdolls.etsy.com

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

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Monday, September 28, 2009

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Sunday, September 27, 2009

Baby the Human

My mother is my best customer. Recently she made another request for a baby of the human kind, as a gift for a pregnant friend. It was a bit different than sewing animals, but I like the result. Like the others he or she also looks slightly akward, but that was the point after all.

I also learned new things about Etsy and its Alchemy function. Did a couple of things wrong, like letting the order expire, screwing up the description and almost nothing went right with the pictures. But we learn from all of our mistakes, and luckily my mom is my most understanding customer. I hope she likes the baby.

Monday Bed

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I would have given my right arm for a pretty little bed like this as a girl! Happy Monday!
A-M xx

Saturday, September 26, 2009

10,000 victims of John Paul II Pedophile Priests Army in Ireland now live in Britain

The Vatican Trinity of John Paul II, Benedict XVI and the Opus Dei are responsible for covering-up the legacy of the John Paul II Pedophile Priests Army all over the world. John Paul II has a millstone www.jp2m.blogspot.com tied around his neck and he is burning in hell for all these tens of thousands of victims he left behind. The Opus Dei are obsessed with their WORLD DOMINATION plan and glorifying their founder Escriva that they would silence the Jesuits like Jon Sobrino who criticized the hypocrisy of John Paul II's papacy see Benedict XVI-Ratizinger God's Rottweiler www.pope-ratz.blogspot.com


Lost souls fled clerical abuse


By Ruth McDonald
BBC Radio 4
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8272203.stm

A religious statue
Abuse at Catholic institutions was detailed in the Ryan Report

It is estimated that 10,000 survivors of abuse in schools and reformatories run by Catholic religious orders in Ireland now live in Great Britain.

Cathy Spillane has been hearing about these institutions all her life.

Her father Joe spent his childhood in a Catholic Church-run school in Kerry. He was beaten regularly by the priests who worked there, and starved of love and affection throughout his childhood.

"It was so beyond comprehension, really," she said, remembering how her father used to tell them how he was so hungry as a boy he would eat leaves off trees, and pretend they were chocolate.

His stories left a lasting impression on his daughter, who recognised much of what her father had gone through in the pages of the Ryan Report.

Ten years in the making, the Ryan Report was published in May and shocked the world with a detailed catalogue of almost mediaeval horror.


RYAN REPORT SUMMARY
The commission's report, which runs to five volumes

Summary of findings from the Commission to Inquire Into Child Abuse (105Kb)
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Children - some as young as a few months old - were placed in the care of Catholic priests and nuns in orphanages or so called "industrial schools".

Many were put there simply because their families were too poor to support them.

The report found evidence of "endemic" child sex abuse and "pervasive, excessive and arbitrary punishment" in the institutions - where children were held until they were 16.

Brothers and sisters were often split up, and by the time they re-entered the outside world, many children had lost contact with any remaining family they had.

Not surprisingly, many left Ireland as soon as they could, and never looked back.

May Henderson was one of those who chose to go. She ended up in London, still in her teens, and, as she admits herself, unsure of what to do in the outside world.

She only learned to use a knife and fork after she left the convent.

"Because in the school, all we ever had was an enamel plate and a spoon," she said.

"When you come out of there you don't know anything".

It's hard to reconcile this bright-eyed, cheerful lady in her 70s with the frightened young girl who left Ireland all those years ago.

Compassion

"They used to tell me I would end up like my mother 'on the streets'," she said of the nuns who brought her up.

She has copies of correspondence from her father to the nuns; heartbreaking letters, asking for news of May and her sisters. She does not know if they were ever answered.

May, like many of the emigrant survivors, has put Ireland behind her.

She has never been back to the land where she was treated so harshly. She has carved out her own life in London, with a family and close friends.

She applied to the Irish government for compensation for her time spent in the institutions, and was successful. But many don't even make it that far.


Lost Souls of Ireland
Lost Souls Of Ireland will be broadcast on Friday 25 September at 1100 BST on BBC Radio 4 or listen for seven days after that at
BBC iPlayer

Many simply leave their Irish identity behind, and never look back.

They never read Irish newspapers, stay away from other Irish people and cut themselves off from anything that might remind them of their terrible pasts.

They are, in general, very hard to reach out to. But some do come forward - and often when they do, they ring Phyllis Morgan and Marie Aubertin at the London Irish Survivors Outreach Centre.

Phyllis is a whirlwind of energy and compassion. Like the people she helps, Phyllis too was raised in an institution.

She vividly describes one incident, when a nun dragged her from behind a door and began to beat her, as if it happened yesterday.

Since the Ryan Report was published their phones have been ringing off the hook, with more survivors speaking, often for the first time, of their ordeals.

There is still some way to go, it seems, before all the stories of horror are heard.

Illinois' Catholic bishops win court to protect pedophile priests

John Paul II and Benedict XVI and the Opus Dei covered-up the John Paul II Pedophile Priests Army for over 26 eyars and all those Cardinal clones are continuing their legacy until today.

Candlelight vigil TONIGHT bemoaning ruling that protects predators

Illinois' Catholic bishops win huge victory at state Supreme Court

New decision makes it much tougher to expose molesters & safeguard kids

Sex victims also worry about a Joliet pedophile priest who got freed today

A different convicted serial predator priest could be released this weekend

WHAT
Holding candles, signs and childhood photos at a sidewalk news conference, concerned Catholics and clergy sex abuse victims will hold a one hour vigil because
-- bishops have won a new IL Supreme Court decision that protects predators,
-- a Joliet predator priest IS walking free now, having just gotten out of custody, and
-- a Chicago serial predator priest MAY soon walk free

The victims will
-- express sadness and worry for the safety of Illinois children,
-- harshly condemn Catholic officials for endangering kids and exploiting technicalities, and
-- prod anyone who saw, suspected or suffered crimes by clergy to call police immediately so the 2 Chicago area predator priests might be prosecuted again.

WHEN:
TONIGHT, Thursday, Sept. 24, 8:30-9:30 pm

WHERE:
Outside the Cardinal’s mansion, 1555 N. State Parkway, (corner of State and North Ave)

WHO:
10 – 15 clergy sex abuse victims who are members of a support group called SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAPnetwork.org)

VISUALS
The group will hold posters, childhood photos and pictures of the predator priests, and give copies of their July letter to the Illinois Attorney General urging that McCormack be permanently kept in state custody.

WHY
-Today the Illinois Supreme Court released a ruling making it easier for sexual predators to conceal their crimes and more difficult for victims to expose their predators. Once again Catholic officials have succeeded in protecting pedophiles rather than kids. This decision is a massive victory for dangerous predators and irresponsible employers, especially corrupt church officials.

This ruling will make it very hard for many child sex abuse victims to safeguard others, expose predators, and seek justice. It gives employers and molesters strong incentives to destroy evidence, intimidate victims, threaten whistleblowers, discredit witnesses, conceal crimes and 'run out the clock' on child sex cases. This ruling will also encourage church authorities to keep playing legal hardball with victim’s lives and with children’s safety, using hundreds of thousands of dollars from generous parishioners.

http://www.stltoday.com/blogzone/political-fix/political-fix/2009/09/ill-supreme-court-snubs-abuse-lawsuit-against-former-bville-priest/

- Tomorrow morning at 9 am a hearing will be held regarding whether Fr Dan McCormack, Chicago’s most notorious priest predator, will be declared a sexually violent person and continue to be held or be released after serving just a little over two years in custody.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-mccormack-24-sep24,0,6292530.story

- A Roman Catholic priest, Fred Lenczycki, the first priest in the country to be declared a “sexually violent person” was released from custody this morning in DuPage county and will now be living in Cook county. He abused as many as 30 boys, many from Chicago's suburbs, some of whom he forced to dress in “revealing baby Jesus costumes.”

http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2009/09/ex-priest-convicted-of-abuse-leaves-prison.html

Despite this dreadful news, we hope deeply wounded child sex victims will continue to find the strength to come forward, get help, start recovering and do what they can to warn families about dangerous sex offenders.

Contact:
Barbara Blaine, SNAP President, 312 399 4747
David Clohessy, SNAP National Director, 314 566 9790

Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests
www.snapnetwork.org

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SNAP Press Release

Sex abuse victims blast archdiocese

St. Louis archbishop helped stop IL victims from suing

New court ruling yesterday is "dangerous for children," SNAP says

Group to 2 bishops: "You're protecting predators & jeopardizing kids"

Victims are also upset that bizarre "sexually violent" priest is released

Bizarre cleric, who abused dozens, worked here for ten years in the 1990s

Despite his colleague's warning, St. Louis archdiocese let him work here at 5 places

He gave boys naked ‘massages’ & dressed them in “revealing baby Jesus’ costumes”

WHAT
Holding signs at a sidewalk news conference, clergy sex abuse victims will
-- harshly criticize St. Louis' new archbishop for helping to stop Illinois victims from suing, and
-- urge him to fight cases against pedophile priests on the merits, not on technicalities.

They will also announce that a bizarre cleric, who may have molested 30 kids,
-- is now free, having just completed his sentence as America's first "sexually violent predator" priest,
-- gave boys naked ‘massages’ and dressed them in ‘revealing baby Jesus costumes’ as part of an alleged ‘research project’
-- worked at five St. Louis locations in the 1990s: three Catholic parishes and two hospitals

SNAP will urge
-- his former employers here to do outreach to others who may have been hurt by the convicted priest.
-- anyone who saw, suspected or suffered his misdeeds to call police, so the predator can be charged for other crimes.

WHEN
TODAY, Friday, Sept. 25, 2:00 p.m.

WHERE
Outside the St. Louis archdiocese headquarters, 4144 Lindell (near Taylor) in St. Louis' Central West End

WHO
Three victims of clergy sex abuse, including leaders of a support group called SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAPnetwork.org)

WHY
1) Yesterday, St. Louis' archbishop and Belleville's bishop prevailed when the state Supreme Court ruled in their favor and against a St. Louis area firefighter who was molested as a boy by a priest with ties to both dioceses. The two bishops' legal moves now stop dozens of pedophile priest lawsuits in Illinois and will prevent, SNAP predicts, hundreds of victims of other, non-clergy child molesters from exposing their predators and seeking justice in the court.

SNAP condemns allegedly spiritual figures who take advantage of every possible legal maneuver to defend proven pedophile priests. The group will urge St. Louis Catholic officials to fight child sex abuse victims on the merits, not on legal technicalities.

2) Yesterday, America's first-ever priest to be deemed a "sexually violent predator" was freed from a Rushville IL facility. He's Fr. Fred Lenczycki who was convicted in 2004 of molesting three boys. He was to be released from prison in May 2006. But prosecutors felt the chance of him re-offending was high, and they successfully fought to have him kept in state custody and be declared "sexually violent" under a relatively new state law.

For roughly ten years throughout the 1990s, he worked at five St. Louis locations: DePaul and Deaconess (now Forest Park) hospitals and three area parishes: St. Blaise Parish in Maryland Heights, North American Martyrs in Florissant and St. George’s in south St. Louis County.

Lenczycki was originally a priest in the Joliet diocese. Joliet's now-retired bishop has publicly said he sent Lenczycki to treatment because of abuse allegations and warned then-St. Louis Missouri Archbishop John May about Lenczycki's crimes. Nevertheless, May let Lenczycki move to St. Louis and work here.

Two years ago, SNAP asked hospital and archdiocesan staff to reach out to others who may have seen, suspected or suffered Lenczycki’s sex crimes. Though he remains under state supervision, SNAP feels kids will be safer if Lenczycki is charged, convicted and imprisoned again for other crimes he's committed.

Between assignments in Joliet and St. Louis, Lenczycki was sent to San Francisco, where he allegedly molested three other kids.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-lenczkcki-priest-released-25sep25,0,6059553.story

CONTACT
David Clohessy 314 566 9790 cell, Barbara Dorris 314 503 0003

Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests
www.snapnetwork.org

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SNAP Press Statement

For immediate release: Thursday, September 24, 2009

Pedophile priest case tossed out, Sex abuse victims respond

Statement by Peter Isely of Milwaukee, SNAP Midwest Director (414) 429 7259 cell

We are very distressed that Catholic officials have succeeded in protecting pedophiles rather than kids. This decision is a massive victory for dangerous predators and irresponsible employers, especially corrupt church officials.

This ruling will make it very hard for many child sex abuse victims to safeguard others, expose predators, and seek justice. It gives employers and molesters strong incentives to destroy evidence, intimidate victims, threaten whistleblowers, discredit witnesses, conceal crimes and 'run out the clock' on child sex cases.

It stands in stark contrast to the long-standing trend across the US to open court house doors, not slam them, on men and women who are devastated by horrific child sex crimes.

All sex crime victims want is the same option other crime victims have - the chance to use the time-tested, open, impartial American justice system to alert others about wrongdoing. When the victims of awful sex crimes are given their ‘day in court,’ predators can be exposed, unsuspecting parents can be warned, vulnerable children can be protected, and wounded victims can be healed. Now, however, Illinois Catholic officials have, in large measure, denied hundreds of suffering individuals this basic right.

It is a tragedy that Catholic bishops even try to use legal technicalities like this to try and evade their molar responsibilities. This callous ruling will just encourage church authorities to keep playing legal hardball with victim’s lives and with children’s safety, using hundreds of thousands of dollars from generous parishioners.

It’s heart-breaking that there’s apparently no justice for this brave, compassionate man, and there are no consequences for this priest's child sex crimes or his supervisors' complicity.

Despite this dreadful news, we hope deeply wounde child sex victims will continue to find the strength to come forward, get help, start recovering and do what they can to warn families about dangerous sex offenders.

(SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, is the nation’s oldest and largest support group for clergy abuse victims. We’ve been around for 21 years and have more than 9,000 members across the country. Despite the word “priest” in our title, we have members who were molested by religious figures of all denominations, including nuns, rabbis, bishops, and Protestant ministers. Our website is SNAPnetwork.org)

CONTACT
David Clohessy of St. Louis, SNAP National Director (314) 566-9790 cell
Barbara Blaine of Chicago, SNAP Founder and President (312) 399-4747 cell
Barbara Dorris of St. Louis, SNAP Outreach Director (314) 503-0003

Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests
www.snapnetwork.org

Not teaching English!

So this week I taught those sewing classes I was talking about! I had been so excited about them! It took me about 40 minutes each to create the two-sided fish, the ghost and the popsicle with a face, but most of the students took about two hours! Still they had a lot of fun and they were really proud of their little creatures! In total 15 students spread over 4 classes made 8 fishies, 5 popsicles and 2 ghosts:
Whatever the students are sewing in the next sewing class will have to be a lot simpler if we want to finish within one lesson. But that’s ok, I’m just so happy that the manager was already talking about a next time, because this was really fun!

New Amigurumi Doll

The ones who follow my blog know I churn out a new amigurumi every week. This week is an exception: did not finish her yet. Am trying different hairstyles and did not get the arms right. She will be finished October 1st hopefully.

Here is a teaser preview:
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I apologize for showing her back only. Once she is finished I post all pictures.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Monday, September 21, 2009

Estimates of John Paul II pedophile priests

http://www.remnantofgod.org/rccsex.htm

Current estimates of Roman Catholic priests in the U.S.= 49,000 to 50,000
Estimates of pedophile priests = 3,000 (6.1%) to 8,000 (16.3%)
188 Dioceses in the U.S. Divide 3,000 by 188 = 16 perpetrators per diocese
Divide 8,000 by 188 = 42 perpetrators per diocese
Current experts claim a pedophile could abuse 200-265 children in a lifetime.
200 x 16 perps/diocese = 3,200 victims/diocese
200 x 42 perps/diocese = 8,400 victims/diocese
3,200 victims/diocese x 188 dioceses = 601,600 victims in U.S.
8,400 victims/diocese x 188 dioceses = 1,579,200 victims in U.S.
Average American family consists of 4-6 people
(3,200 victims/diocese) 601,600 victims x 4 family members = 2,406,400 indirect victims

60l,000 victims x 6 family members = 3,609,600 indirect victims
(8,400 victims/diocese) 1,579,200 x 4 family members = 6,316,800 indirect victims
1,579,200 x 6 family members = 9,475,200 indirect victims

These numbers are a reflection of immediate family only and do not reflect the indirect victims within the parishes that are affected.

188 Bishops are responsible for the pain of at least 601,600 direct victims and as many as 9,475,200 indirect victims — a total of as many as 10,076,800 people. Clearly, something is wrong.

Using the lower numbers the number of direct victims and survivors alone could populate a city larger than Boston. Using the higher numbers, it would be the fourth largest city in the U.S.— one between the size of Houston and Chicago..

"Since the beginning of the nationwide scandal five years ago, Catholic authorities in the United States have paid out around 2.8 billion dollars in damages to victims." -AFP article "Jesuits to pay 50 mln dlrs to abuse victims in Alaska:"

full article DATED 11/21/2007

Think about that Mr & Mrs Catholic. The money you donate to your church is NOT going to spread the Gospel. It's going to pay off lawsuits for child rapists. You are FUNDING THEIR SEXUAL DECADENCE.


http://www.remnantofgod.org/rccsex.htm

John Paul II Pedophile Priest in Croatia

Croatia: Priest detained on pedophile charges


* Posted in the Croatia Forum

http://www.topix.com/forum/world/croatia/TE57UDOGR97FJD6SG

14 June 2007 | 13:01 | Source: AP
ZAGREB -- A priest from a small Croatian island has been detained on suspicion of abusing five boys aged between ten and 12.

The case is the second in recent years in the predominantly Roman Catholic Croatia, police said Thursday.

Drago Ljubičić, 63, who served on the northern island of Rab, was detained Wednesday evening on charges of performing "lecherous acts" on five children, police said in a statement.

The case has shocked Croatia, where nearly 90 percent of the country's 4.5 million people consider themselves Catholics and the church enjoys wide government and popular support.

The spokesman for the regional diocese, Danijel Delonga, said the church would take appropriate measures against Ljubičić if the suspicions are confirmed. "Such acts are shameless treason of a priest's vocation," he said.

Ljubičić’s case is the second of alleged pedophilia among priests in Croatia.

In 2003, a priest from Zagreb was sentenced to one year and nine months in prison for abusing 13 girls. His sentence was later reduced to three months on probation, a ruling critics said showed the judiciary's reluctance to go against the church.

John Paul II Pedophile Priest in Samoa

Samoa's Pedophile Anger

By Claire Harvey, Michael Davis and Natalie O'Brien

The Australian

June 23, 2004 AUSTRALIAN Catholic authorities learnt last October that convicted Australian pedophile priest Frank Klep was associating with children in Samoa, but failed to inform the Samoan Catholic Church until yesterday.


The furious Catholic Archbishop of Samoa, Alapati Mataeliga, is now preparing to send Klep home to Australia "on the first plane", where he faces arrest.


Victorian police last night could not explain why it had not sought the extradition of Klep under outstanding warrants, despite a Commonwealth agreement that allows extradition for crimes punishable by more than two years jail. Commander Terry Purton of Victoria Police Crime Department said there was an "active investigation" against Klep. "If he returns to this state he will be arrested."



The Australian Federal Police last night also said it had informed Samoan authorities of Klep's convictions as far back as 1998, on advice from Victoria.



However, chief inspector of Samoa's Criminal Investigations Bureau, Willie Lafaili, said yesterday he had never been asked to investigate Klep by Australian police. Archbishop Mataeliga has summoned the Salesian Order to his Apia office this morning to explain its "breach of trust", "and ordered it to prevent Klep from delivering Mass or mixing with children".



"We are not prepared to be involved in sheltering or hiding Father Klep in any way," the Archbishop's spokesman, Puletini Tuala, said yesterday.



"As soon as the police inform us that he is wanted for arrest, we will say yes, take him, he is out of here on the first plane."



Klep was convicted in 1994 of sex offences during the 1970s against a student at the Salesian College in Rupertswood, north of Melbourne, where he was principal.


Klep's religious order, the Salesians of Don Bosco, sent the priest to its Samoan mission in 1998 after he served nine months' community service for the offences, instructing him to refrain from contact with children.



Klep was also forbidden to deliver Mass to congregations including children.



Victorian police then issued a warrant for Klep's arrest on five charges of indecently assaulting students at the college during the 1970s.



The Salesians' Australian head, Father Ian Murdoch, has firmly denied the order moved priests to shield them from sex allegations, although another Australian priest working for the order in Samoa, Jack Ayers, was also reportedly accused of rape at the Rupertswood school in the 1960s.



In an October 2003 letter to Klep, obtained by The Australian, Father Murdoch warned he had learnt Klep was disobeying the order to stay away from children.



Father Murdoch wrote that an Australian tourist had reported seeing Klep delivering Mass at Apia's main Catholic cathedral.



Father Murdoch reminded Klep he had been sent to Samoa on the strict instruction that he did not associate with children, or deliver Mass to any congregation involving children.



"The prime purpose of this letter, then, is to restate the limitation on the practice of your priestly ministry," Father Murdoch's letter said. "You are not permitted to have unsupervised contact with children under the age of 18, nor are you permitted to meet with them for any purpose whatsoever in the private sleeping quarters of the Salesian residence. You are not to preside over any celebrations for youth groups, nor act as a confessor. You may not celebrate the eucharist or administer the sacrament in any place where contact and interaction with minors is involved."



The Archbishop only learnt of Father Murdoch's October 2003 letter yesterday, when the Salesians' Samoan head, Father John Murphy, delivered it to his office. It was clear Klep had ignored the letter, the Archbishop's spokesman Puletini Tuala said.





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A Pretty Spot

Image Courtesy Adrian Briscoe

Is it normal for one's heart to skip a beat when one stumbles upon a pretty little corner like this? Look, they've even provided reading material. Just perfect! A-M xx

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Sunshine

The pattern for Sunshine is ready. More pictures can be seen on kandjdolls.etsy.com.

Monday Bed

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A lovely day bed to start off the week. It looks so comfy. Love the ticking and the little feet!
Happy Monday!
A-M xx

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Friday, September 18, 2009

Getting Married & New Design

My friend in London is getting married: I am so happy for her. Currently I work on a little girl dolly.

First preview picture of the little girls:

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Sewing at home, at Starbucks and at school

These days I’m slowly updating my blog, but mostly I’m sewing, everywhere. Currently, I’m sewing cats and dogs for my Etsy shop and I’m almost ready to put most of them some on sale. But I just wanted share some (low quality taken with my iPhone) pictures of what has been keeping me busy and happy!
I’ve also been very busy preparing for a couple of sewing classes I’ll be teaching next week. Next week is Silver Week, so we’ll have a four-day-weekend (yay!) and just a three-day-workweek. Regular classes have all been cancelled for that short week and replaced with numerous special lessons. Don’t worry I won’t get bored, I’ll still be busy teaching several different kinds of special lessons, of which the most exciting are the sewing classes! A couple of weeks ago a I sewed a few examples:
Since then students have been able to choose their favorite stuffed creature and their favorite color combinations and sign up for my classes. The fish is the most popular by far, and the least popular is the ghost, which happens to be my own favorite.
So far this week at school, I’ve been busy cutting felt and organizing embroidery floss and buttons so that next week the students can get right to the sewing, because one class only lasts about 50 minutes. I have to remember to take my digital camera with me, because my iPhone just doesn’t take very high quality pictures.

Simple

Image Courtesy James Gardiner

Such a simple idea and so effective. Shade a table by making an awning with a piece of fabric and some bamboo poles. Simply tie the poles to each corner of the fabric, stick in plant pots and secure with string. What a lovely spot to sit and contemplate the weekend... oh that's right, it's only Thursday! A-M xx

First pics of Froggy

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What do you think of Froggy? Is she cute?

Update: The pattern for Froggy is an easy crochet pattern. It has just been posted on kandjdolls.etsy.com

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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Frog and Little Girl coming

I am working on two patterns now: a little girl and a frog. The idea for the frog I got when making Foxy. It will be something similar. Pictures are coming soon!

Still On Blue

Images Courtesy Barnes Vanze

While on the the topic of blue, I thought I might share images of my most favourite boys room of all time....with accents of blue of course. Love the symmetry, white trims and the bathroom tucked away at the back... and look at all that floor space for Lego!
A-M xx

Pattern for Daisy Finished

The pattern for the 60's girl is finished.

Daisy's pattern is for sale on kandjdolls.etsy.com

Monday, September 14, 2009

Oh I Do Love Blue

Image Courtesy Living Etc

Why do I LOVE this?... because it's just my kinda blue? ... because I am just not brave enough to use colour like this? ....because it is a modern take on traditional? All of the above and believe it or not, despite all the pink around here, I just LOVE blue!
A-M xx

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Monday Bed

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A deliciously feminine bed for this Monday. Loving the black accents and floral details.... oh and that gorgeous frock up there! Happy Monday!
A-M xx

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Hippie Girl

Her name is Daisy. Is she lovely?
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Friday, September 11, 2009

Minicards

Almost two weeks ago, I ordered some minicards from Moo.com, and they arrived this morning!
They look absolutely stunning and they are super sturdy. They will serve as super colorful business cards for my Etsy shop. I’m going to punch little bear-shaped holes in the cards and hang them around the necks of my creatures with a piece of ribbon.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

New Project

I've started a new project: a Hippie Girl. She will be slimmer than Jazzy. She will have another character so I want to give her a name. Daisy, Joy, Sunshine come to mind. If you know a good name let me know. She will be more down to earth and stylish than the happy girl below.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

John Paul II Pedophile Priests Army in Australia

John Paul II's 26 years papacy was well-controlled by the Opus Dei and they planned every event and travel he made around the world portraying him as John Paul II the Great and documenting all his virtues for his speedy canonization. But the truth is the Opus Dei was obssessed with hatred against the Jesuits especially with Jon Sobrino see the John Paul II MIllstone www.jp2m.blogspot.com and Benedict XVI-Ratzinger-God's Rottweiler www.pope-ratz.com that they completely ignored the tens of thousands of Americans and now Irish and Australians victims of the John Paul II Pedophile Priests Army. John Paul II the Great left a legacy of priest pedophilia the worst sin against children which makes his Theology of the Body a farce! His JOhn Paul II Pedophile Priests Army victims surpass those of 9-11 whom we solemnly remember this week.

Compare the CRIMES and their VICTIMS in America


Victims - Attackers - Responsible Leaders

Pearl Harbor - 3,000 victims - 170 planes - Admiral Yamamoto

WTC & 9/11 attacks - 5,000 victims - 19 Muslims - Osama bin Laden

USA Priest Pedophilia - 12,000 victims - 5,478 priests - John Paul II, Benedict XVI and Opus Dei - the Vatican Trinity



Broken Rites Australia supports victims
of church-related sex-abuse.


By a Broken Rites researcher

http://brokenrites.alphalink.com.au/nletter/page159-barnett.html

Father Charles Alfred Barnett worked as a Catholic priest in various parts of Australia for twenty years but left for Indonesia in the mid-1990s. In 2009 he is in custody in South Australia, charged with sexual offences against boys in that state.

He also worked in two other Australian states — Queensland and New South Wales.

In court on 8 September 2009, Barnett indicated that he intends to plead guilty to some of the South Australian charges. He was remanded in custody and is scheduled to appear in court again later in 2009.

The South Australian matters are being investigated by the Sexual Crime Investigation Branch, South Australia Police, 30-46 Wright Street Adelaide, South Australia 5000. It is possible that police in other Australian states might also become interested in Barnett.

Broken Rites research

Broken Rites has researched Father Charles Barnett's positions in the annual editions of the Official Directory of the Catholic Church in Australia and the Directory of Australian Catholic Clergy.

Barnett is believed to be originally from Adelaide, where he was a student at the University of Adelaide. It is believed that he came originally from a non-Catholic denomination and became a convert to Catholicism as an adult. He studied for the Catholic priesthood in the Vincentian order (also called the Congregation of the Mission), which has its Australian headquarters in Sydney. In the 1970s, the Vincentian order had about 45 priests in Australia. The Vincentians had one or two communal houses in each of Australia's five mainland states.

Barnett was first listed in the annual Australian Catholic directory in the early 1970s, when his postal address was given as the Vincentian Community (where half a dozen Vincentian priests lived) in Eastwood, Sydney.

In the early 1970s he is believed to have spent time at the "Mary Immaculate" parish in Southport on Queensland's Gold Coast (in the Brisbane archdiocese). This parish was one that was normally staffed by the Vincentian order.
One family who remember Barnett from the 1970s say that they sometimes called him by his middle name as Father Alf Barnett.

South Australia

In the edition for 1975, Barnett was listed as a staff member of the St Francis Xavier Seminary, which was then situated at Rostrevor in Adelaide. This seminary, now closed, was administered by Vincentians. In the late 1970s, Barnett was listed as an assistant priest in a parish (St Teresa's) at Whyalla, a town in the western region of South Australia. This parish is part of the diocese of Port Pirie (the Catholic Church in South Australia is divided into two dioceses -- Adelaide and Port Pirie).

Barnett was still listed at Whyalla (still as an assistant) in the directories for 1981 and 1983. By 1981, the senior priest-in-charge at Whyalla was Father D. Eugene Hurley, who became the bishop of Port Pirie in 1998 (and later the Bishop of Darwin).
During the period of his Whyalla listings, Barnett was not necessarily confined to that town.

Former students of Rostrevor College (operated by the Christian Brothers), in Woodforde, Adelaide, say they remember Father Charlie Barnett in Adelaide in the 1970s.

At some stage in the late 1970s, the Directory of Australian Catholic Clergy listed Fr Charles Barnett at St Vincent's parish, Ashfield, Sydney, although this might have been a forwarding address.

Military chaplain

The 1983 directory says that, as well as being listed at Whyalla, Barnett was also a chaplain to Army Reserve units. Former Royal Australian Navy apprentices say that, in the mid-1980s, they remember Father Charlie Barnett as a Navy chaplain at the Navy's apprentice training base HMAS Nirimba at Quakers Hill, near Blacktown, west of Sydney.

In the 1988 directory, the postal address of Rev. C. Barnett, CM, was listed in the index as care of the Vincentian Community at 5 Vincentia St, Marsfield, Sydney, but this edition gave no indication of what work he was doing or where.

Queensland

In the early 1990s, Rev. Charles Barnett, CM, was listed at St Vincent's parish in Wandal, Rockhampton, Queensland. At that time, the Vincentian order provided staffing for this parish. In the 1994 directory, Barnett was listed as the Parish Priest in charge of the "Mary Immaculate" parish at Southport, Queensland (where had had orginally spent time as an assistant priest in the early 1970s).

Indonesia

In the directories for 1995 to 1997, Barnett was listed as being on leave. He was not listed in the directories for 1998 onwards. By then, he had moved to Indonesia, where he began teaching English and running a business. In Indonesia he was no longer working as a priest. At that time, Australia and Indonesia did not have a treaty for extraditing persons who were wanted by the police for alleged criminal offences. But this had changed by 2008 and Barnett became the first person to be extradited from Indonesia under a treaty with Australia.

In February 2008, Australian authorities applied in Indonesia (on behalf of South Australia Police) for Barnett's extradition to Australia. The application went to an Indonesian court, which heard details of the Australian allegations. The application was granted and Barnett was arrested by Indonesian police at his house in Depok, just south of Jakarta. He was then detained in custody in Jakarta throughout 2008, pending completion of the extradition process.

On Friday 13 February 2009, detectives from South Australia’s Sexual Crime Investigation Branch took custody of Barnett in Jakarta and took him back to South Australia, where he was placed in custody in Adelaide in order to face a series of court proceedings during 2009 under South Australian law.

The South Australian courts can deal only with complaints about alleged incidents within that state. Anyone who wishes to discuss alleged incidents in New South Wales or Queensland would need to have a chat with the police in those states.

In court, September 2009

Barnett, aged 68, appeared In the Adelaide Magistrates Court on 8 September 2009. His lawyer said that Barnett would plead guilty to three counts of indecent assault. The charges relate to alleged offences at Crystal Brook and Port Pirie, in South Australia’s mid-north, between 1977 and 1985. The lawyer said Barnett would plead not guilty to six other charges of unlawful sexual intercourse and indecent assault at Port Pirie, Crystal Brook, Whyalla and Blackfriars between 1981 and 1994.

The magistrate remanded Barnett in custody to appear before a judge in the South Australian District Court later in 2009.

Pink and Green Perfection

Image Courtesy Southern Living Via Inspired Room - thanks for finding it Melissa!

What a lovely little nook. Cup of coffee, a good book...stop the world for a bit, while I curl up here!
A-M xx

Free pattern: "Pink Rabbit Monster" Finished

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A German translation is available on my German Blog and a Swedish translation is available on Cissi's Swedish Amigurumi Blog.

Pattern for the Pink Rabbit Monster Witch

For halloween I added a hat and broomstick.

This pattern can be made using any yarn you wish. Choose a hook size that matches the yarn

Materials:
I have used :
3.00 mm hook
4 ply yarn (Light pink, dark pink for inner ear, Red and green for hat)
Polyester fiber
Black 10 mm buttons for eyes or other eyes as desired
Tapestry needle
Sewing needle and thread for attaching eyes
Iron Wire 7 inches


Size: 6 inches tall

Abbreviations:
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
st = stitch
sl = slip
rnd = round
tog = together
hdc = half double crochet
dc = double crochet

Note: This project is working in continuous rounds, do not join or turn
unless otherwise stated. Mark first stitch of each round.

Head and Body:

Starting at the bottom of the body.

Rnd 1: With light pink, ch 2, 6 sc in second chain from hook. (6 sc made)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around. (12)
Rnd 3: (Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st) around. (18)
Rnd 4: (2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts) around. (24)
Rnd 5: Sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, (sc in next 3 sts,
2 sc in next st) 5 times, sc in next st. (30)
Rnd 6: (Sc in next 4 sts,2 sc in next st) around.(36)
Rnd 7: (2 sc in next st, sc in next 5 sts) around. (42)
Rnd 8: Sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st, (sc in next 6 sts,
2 sc in next st) 5 times, sc in next 3 sts. (48)
Rnd 9: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 10: (Sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in next st) around. (54)
Rnd 11: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 12: Sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st, (sc in next 8 sts,
2 sc in next st) 5 times, sc in next 4 sts. (60)
Rnd 13-20: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 21: (Sc in next 8 sts, sc next 2sts tog) around. (54)
Rnd 22: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 23: (Sc in next 7 sts, sc next 2 sts tog) around. (48)
Rnd 24: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 25: (Sc in next 6 sts, sc next 2 sts tog) around. (42)
Rnd 26: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 27: (Sc in next 5 sts, sc next 2 sts tog) around. (36)
Rnd 28: Sc in each st around. Stuff.
Rnd 29: (Sc in next 4 sts, sc next 2 sts tog) around. (30)
Rnd 30: (Sc in next 3 sts, sc next 2 sts tog) around. (24)
Rnd 31-36: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 37: (Sc in next 2 sts, sc next 2 sts tog) around. Stuff. (18)
Rnd 38: (Sc in next st, sc next 2 sts tog) around. (12)
Rnd 39: (Sc next 2 sts tog) around, join with sl st in first st.
Fasten off.

Foot (make 2):

Rnd 1: With light pink, ch 2, 6 sc in second chain from hook. (6 sc made)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around. (12)
Rnd 3: (Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st) around. (18)
Rnd 4-12: Sc in each st around. Stuff.
Rnd 13: For first toe, sc in next 3 sts, skip next 12 sts,
sc in next 3 sts. (6)
Rnd 14: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 15: (Sc next 2 sts tog) around, join with sl st in first st.
Fasten off.
Rnd 13: For second toe, join light pink to next free st on rnd 12, ch 1,
sc in same st, sc in each of next 2 sts, skip next 6 sts,
sc in last 3 sts. (6)
Rnd 14-15: Repeat rnds 14-15 of first toe.
Rnd 13: For third toe, join light pink to next free st on rnd 12, ch 1,
sc in same st, sc in next 5 sts. (6)
Rnd 14-15: Repeat rnds 14-15 of first toe.

Sew foots to bottom of body.

Ear (make 2 light pink, 2 dark pink):

Row 1: Ch 10, sc in second chain from hook, hdc in next 2 chs,
dc in next 3 chs, hdc in next 2 chs, sc in next ch. Fasten off. (9)

Matching sts, hold 1 light pink ear and 1 dark pink ear tog, with dark pink side facing you. Join light pink with sl st at end of row 1, ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 7 sts, (2 sc in next st) 2 times, sc in next 8 sts. Fasten off.

Sew ears to side of head on rnd 37.

Arm (make 2):

Rnd 1: With light pink, ch 2, 6 sc in second chain from hook. (6)
Rnd 2-8: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 9: 2 sc in each st around. (12)
Rnd 10-12: Sc in each st around. Stuff.
Rnd 13: Sc next 2 sts tog around. Fasten off. Sew opening closed. (6)

Sew arms to side of body over rnd 23-24.

Hat:

Rnd 1: With red, ch 2, 6 sc in second chain from hook. (6)
Rnd 2: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 3: (2 sc in next st, sc in next st) around. (9)
Rnd 4: (Sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st) around. (12)
Rnd 5: (Sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st) around. (15)
Rnd 6: Working in front loops only. Ch 1, reverse sc in each st around,
join with sl st in first st. Fasten off.

***Reverse sc is working from left to right, insert hook in next st to the right and complete as sc.***

Pom-pom: Wrap green around cardboard 20 times, slide loops off cardboard; tie separate strand around middle of all loops. Cut loops, trim; sew to end of hat.

Sew hat on top of head.

Witch hat (pink):

Rnd 1: With pink, ch 2, 6 sc in second chain from hook. (6)
Rnd 2: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 3: (Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st) around. (9)
Rnd 4: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 5: (2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts) around. (12)
Rnd 6-7: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 8: (2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts) around.(15)
Rnd 9: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 10:(Sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st) around. (18)
Rnd 11: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 12: (Sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st) around.(21)
Rnd 13-14: Sc in each st around.
Rnd 15: (Sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st) around. (24)
Rnd 16: (For ear hole,Ch 3, skip 3 sts; sc in next 9 sts) 2 times.
Rnd 17: (Sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st) around.(30)
Rnd 18: (Sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st) around. (36)
Rnd 19: (Sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st) around, join with sl st in first st. Fasten off.(42)

Sew hat on top of head.

Broom: With pink.

Part 1: Broomstick

Rnd 1: Ch 2, 6 sc in second chain from hook.(6)
Rnd 2: Working in back loops only. Sc in each st around.
Rnd 3-13: Sc in each st around, join with sl st in first st. Fasten off

Part 2 : Bristles

Cut 20 pieces of yarn, 6 inches in length. Fold the yarn in half and loop an iron wire around the center, and then twist the wire up together.

Assembly: Put the iron wire inside part 1, sew them together, tie a piece of yarn around the bristles, to make it look like a real straw broom. Trim the broom.

Finishing:

Sew eyes 3 sts apart over rnds 35-36 of head. With red, embroider mouth.




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