Desperately trying to keep my blog up to date, my apartment clean, to be present at work full time, and to get enough sleep, but all I really want to do is sew new awkward creatures. It’s going slowly but new weird looking friends are still being born and today I’d like to introduce you to #41 Mimi:
Mimi is quite the perfectionist. If something isn’t done completely right, she will do it again until she feels it’s perfect. So she is a slow worker, but a hard worker and she produces quality honey. Mimi loves flower stores, colorful pens and paper and pancakes with honey. And she’s for sale in my etsy store.
Today it’s my mother’s birthday again, she’s only turning 47 and her daughter is already almost 30... I feel she’s young and I’m old! Anyway, I’m talking to her right now on Skype, because it’s midnight at home now so her birthday has just officially started. She’s opening my gift, a hand sewn cow.
Her favorite animal is definitely a cow, I’m not sure why but she has been collecting cows forever. Now she can add a cow à la eleventh monkey complete with hot pink utters! I really hope she likes it. I’m a bit sad I can’t hug and kiss her today, so I’ll just send her virtual hugs and kisses over Skype and Blogger. Happy birthday, x-o-x-o-x!
Who else is struggling out there, keeping up with bloggy blog land? I have been rather neglectful of this pink place here of late..... with everything going on at this time of year. Look..... my 'Monday Bed' is now turning up on a Thursday. I'll make more of an effort leading up to Christmas... after all, this is the most exciting time of the year to blog, with all the prettiness goin' on! Now aren't these darling beds to die for.... literally... I don't think I'd let my boys get up on the top bunks... no rails! A-M xx
John Paul II beatified and canonized more than 1,500 persons and therefore he knew what to do to guarantee his own beatification and canonization. Now Benedict XVI is following “the plan” as scheduled.
But we will not let them get away with it so easily. We are the only websites so far who are dedicated to exposing the “sinful Achilles Heel” of John Paul II who covered-up and abetted the 6,000 pedophile priests in America, the hundreds in Ireland, and the hundreds of thousands in Latin America (“a plague” as our missionary friends tell us). But Benedict XVI is trying to delete this "sinful Achilles Heel" of John Paul II from history books and from our American memories. That is why we need to have a SNAP memorial museum someday... and every name of victims of priest-pedophilia in each diocese will be engraved just like they did with the names of victims of Pearl Harbour and the World Trade Center.
Meanwhile let’s enjoy our thanksgiving dinners with our families. We believe in God’s Divine Justice for Catholics in America and God forbid that American children for generations to come will ever call John Paul II as a “blessed” or “saint”. John Paul II has a giant millstone tied around his neck and is cast in the deep sea by St. Michael because he covered-up for over a quarter of a century his own John Paul II Pedophile Priests Army. 26 papal years (controlled by Opus Dei) was a long time for John Paul II to allow the stench of priest pedophilia to keep burning in the Eucharistic altars of America. God save America from the false “saint” John Paul II.
In case our readers missed this post in the John Paul II Millstone here is the article in full http://jp2m.blogspot.com/2009/11/john-paul-ii-is-first-member-of.html
John Paul II is the first member of the ‘Catholic Hall of Shame' because he covered-up, for 26 years, the priest-pedophilia in the USA, Ireland, and around the world.
John Paul II defended the unborn from abortion, but, he never defended the living 12,000 American victims from priest-pedophilia.
If Catholics are proud to name the John Paul II Generation of Youth and Priests, it also just to call the more than 6,000 American pedophile priests as the John Paul II Pedophile Priests Army see lists in www.jp2army.blogspot.com and http://www.bishop-accountability.org/
The major problem with John Paul II was that he was preoccupied with either the unborn or the dead that he ignored the living. He preached against abortion and wrote Letter entitled “The Gospel of Life”. He was obsessed with canonizing the dead that he beatified and canonized more than 1,500 dead people in the Vatican saint-factory. But in-between he ignored completely the living 12,000 survivors’ network of those abused by priests, SNAP http://www.snapnetwork.org/
John Paul II refused to address the issue of priest-pedophilia brewing and erupting right under his Holy See and holy nose. He spoke only one sentence about it in 2002, see excerpt below. For a pope who wrote countless speeches, homilies and books, he had exactly 24 words to say about it. That's barely one-word-per-year for his 26 years papacy.
As early as 1985, Tom Doyle gave him an intensive research of priest-pedophilia in New Orleans. Tom Doyle warned John Paul II and the Vatican that it could cost the American Catholic Church hundreds of millions of dollars if these victims ever sued.
In 1979, John Paul II landed first here in Boston. Ironically, priest-pedophilia first erupted in Boston in 2002. Coincidently, 2002 was his last trip to North America and his last World Youth Day. And it was the – first and last time in public - he ever addressed the issue priest-pedophilia.
In 1994, Robert Costello's wrote a letter to John Paul II about priest-pedophile Rev. John M. Cotter of Boston http://www.bishop-accountability.org/docs/boston/cotter/1994_05_20_Costello_JPII_01.htm. He calls the priest “second to God” and wrote “What I can’t understand all of the silence by the Catholic Church”.
Unfortunately, John Paul II stuck only to his position as “second to God” and opted to keep “all the silence” about priest-pedophilia.
John Paul II cannot claim that he was not informed and was ignorant about this most heinous crime against children in Catholic Church history that thrived and erupted during his longest reigning papacy in modern times. Cardinal Bernard Law, all cardinals and bishops have been informing him in their regular visits to Rome.
Below is an excerpt and underlined are his words. In 2002, in his last trip to North America, this was John Paul II’s – first and last words – about priest-pedophilia. It was only one sentence inserted in his entire long speech. (see sentence in bold)
Unfortunately, these papal words were a bit - too late and useless - to the 12,000 victims of his John Paul II Pedophile Priests Army. And his papal words did not prevent the more than 2 Billion dollars the Catholic Church had to pay for his papal negligence and papal cover-up.
An excerpt from John Paul II homily at The World Youth Day 2002 Toronto, Downsview Park, Sunday July 28, 2002
Even a tiny flame lifts the heavy lid of night. How much more light will you make, all together, if you bond as one in the communion of the Church! If you love Jesus, love the Church! Do not be discouraged by the sins and failings of some of her members.
The harm done by some priests and religious to the young and vulnerable fills us all with a deep sense of sadness and shame.
But think of the vast majority of dedicated and generous priests and religious whose only wish is to serve and do good!
There are many priests, seminarians and consecrated persons here today; be close to them and support them! And if, in the depths of your hearts, you feel the same call to the priesthood or consecrated life, do not be afraid to follow Christ on the royal road of the Cross!
At difficult moments in the Church's life, the pursuit of holiness becomes even more urgent. And holiness is not a question of age; it is a matter of living in the Holy Spirit, just as Kateri Tekakwitha did here in America and so many other young people have done.
You are young, and the Pope is old, 82 or 83 years of life is not the same as 22 or 23. But the Pope still fully identifies with your hopes and aspirations.
(Full speech here http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/john_paul_ii/homilies/2002/documents/hf_jp-ii_hom_20020728_xvii-wyd_en.html)
Unfortunately, the John Paul II did not “fully identify” with the healing of the 12,000 American victims of his John Paul II Pedophile Priests Army.
The second member of the ‘Catholic Hall of Shame’ is Cardinal Bernard Law
In 2002, the epicentre of priest-pedophilia was Boston. The John Paul II Pedophile Priests Army first erupted in the media in April 2002, John Paul II went to Toronto in July and by December 13, Cardinal Law resigned.
Cardinal Bernard Law was the first Cardinal to resign in modern times because the ‘laity of Boston’ had the guts to force him physically -- to get out of their diocese and out-of-their-sight. The laity did a quick and efficient job in ousting Law within the span from April to December 2002. That is a record breaking 9-month to kick-out a Cardinal. The ‘laity of Boston’ should be honoured in the Guinness World Records.
To help pay for settlements to his victims, Law sold the Bishop’s palace to neighbouring Boston College run the Jesuits.
But as reward for his crime, John Paul II promoted Cardinal Law as High Priest of the St, Mary Major Basilica in Rome, the most prestigious of all the basilicas, only next to St. Peter’s Basilica.
By order of John Paul II, Cardinal Law moved from the sold-Bishop’s Palace in Boston to the Vatican Palace, it is only in the Catholic Church that “crime does pay”!
John Paul II and Cardinal Law could quote the Bible like two walking encyclopaedias but they claimed they did not know any single name of a pedophile priest!
John Paul II had neither compassion nor compunction to the Bostonian victims of his John Paul II Pedophile Priests Army. So he flew Cardinal Law to be beside him in Rome. There, they both could dwell in the lap of luxury at the Vatican Palace and continue to live out-of-touch with victims of the John Paul II Pedophile Priests Army www.jp2army.blogspot.com
John Paul II to be beatified soon
According to the Polish News Report in the Polish daily “Dziennik”, John Paul II will be beatified on April 2, 2010. He died on April 2, 2005.
John Paul II was obsessed with preparing his own beatification and canonization that he installed the Vatican saint-factory. His successor and clone, Benedict XVI will soon beatify him see www.pope-ratz.blogspot.com
But history has recorded that John Paul II has a giant millstone tied around his neck.
John Paul II claimed to be “next to God” but towards the end of his life, he became an ugly pope drooling with saliva from his mouth whenever he spoke. Like Lucifer, the brightest of angels, was cast down from heaven by St. Michael the Archangel, John Paul II the great was also cast down with a giant millstone around his neck from his papal throne.
If there are any words of Christ that John Paul II fulfilled, it is the Biblical millstone that was, is and always will be tied to his papal neck, the John Paul II Millstone.
Jesus said: “Temptations, stumbling blocks, enticements are surely to come, but whoever causes one of these little ones to sin, it would be better that a giant millstone would be tied around their neck and they would be thrown into the heart of the sea.” Mark 9:42-50, Luke 7:1-4, Matthew 18:6-10
So posthumously, John Paul II the Great deserves the dishonour as the first member of the Catholic Hall of Shame. Compare the CRIMES and their VICTIMS in America
USA Priest Pedophilia - 12,000 victims - 6,000 priests - John Paul II
This post is dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the martyrdom of the 6 Jesuits of Liberation Theology in El Salvador; it was a theology that John Paul II suppressed. These Jesuits, Ignacio Ellacuria and companions are the ones who should be beatified because they gave their lives to the poorest brethrens of Christ. Senate honored them today. John Paul II lived a life of luxury and served only the wealthy Catholics. His trips abroad were meant only to amass more wealth for the Vatican Bank.
Meanwhile the US Congress has approved a lengthy resolution honouring "these eight spiritual, courageous and generous priests, educators and laywomen" and urging "the people of the US, academic institutions and religious congregations to participate in local, national and international" commemorations of the anniversary.
The resolution, which was passed by both the US House of Representatives and the Senate in late October, stated that the Jesuits had "dedicated their lives to advancing education in El Salvador, protecting and promoting human rights and the end of conflict, and identifying and addressing the economic and social problems that affected the majority of the Salvadoran population".
The resolution highlights how the killing of the martyrs acted as a catalyst for the negotiations which helped bring about the 1992 peace accords in the Central American country.
The resolution states, “the international and Salvadoran outcry in response to the deaths of the six Jesuits and two women and the subsequent investigations into this crime served as a catalyst for negotiations and contributed to the signing of the 1992 peace accords, which have allowed the government and the people of El Salvador to achieve significant progress in creating and strengthening democratic political, economic and social institutions."
Somebody bought a set of love skull ornaments today and she mentioned the codeword ‘aap’ during checkout at Etsy. And because she bought the third product since the sale started I sent her a gift with her purchase, a green-blue love skull brooch.
I know I had a rule about every third buyer mentioning the codeword getting a free present. But giving away little presents is just too much fun. So I’m changing the rule so that every buyer mentioning the codeword gets a free brooch.
The sale has only just started and my best and favorite customer shopped in my shop again! My sweet mom! She’s started her Christmas shopping already and is planning to put some eleventh monkey creatures under the Christmas tree. And she was so excited about the free giveaway that I made her something special, a tiny butterfly brooch.
I’m giving away skull brooches to other customers, but I’ll be making a bunch of big butterflies for the shop as soon as I can. I hope Rosa the Bear and Mindy the Monkey make the people they’re given to happy and that the little butterfly makes my mom happy.
Everything is 33% off for a whole month (sale ends December 14)! So all creatures originally priced at $22.00 are now selling for $14.74, and creatures originally priced at $11.00 are selling for $7.37! And I’m also giving away little presents handmade by me.
This is how the giveaway works:
The first buyer who leaves the codeword "aap" in the 'message to seller’ during checkout will receive a free gift with their purchase. And after that, every third buyer mentioning the codeword during checkout will also get a little handmade present. Happy shopping!
I loved the wedding bears and I really wanted to add a few bears to my shop, I especially like Rosa with the little rose next to her ear. And I recently bought some new materials like neon-colored felt for the giraffes and loads of non-matching buttons, which were really fun to use.
It's getting to that time of year! .... and I have a confession to make.... our tree is already up. We get to enjoy it for that little bit longer..... our shrine to my boy's Christmas artwork for the past 11 years. It groans under the weight of lovingly handmade decorations and festively framed photographs. Each year some decorations break or perish but there is always this years creations to add to it. We also have the best twinkling lights, purchased from a toss out bin at the supermarket, years ago. Heaven forbid they ever break... I don't think I would be able to find better. The lights go on each morning before I head out for my morning walk so when the boys wake they come downstairs to their beautiful tree. It's the first thing they see. I hope it becomes a treasured childhood memory for them. They 'exclaim' every morning when they see it.
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* 1 Canada o 1.1 Archdiocese of St. John's * 2 European countries o 2.1 Austria + 2.1.1 Archdiocese of Vienna o 2.2 Belgium + 2.2.1 Diocese of Antwerp o 2.3 Britain + 2.3.1 Buckfast Abbey School o 2.4 Czech Republic + 2.4.1 Archdiocese of Olomouc o 2.5 France + 2.5.1 Seine et marne o 2.6 Ireland + 2.6.1 Archdiocese of Dublin + 2.6.2 Diocese of Ferns o 2.7 Italy o 2.8 The Netherlands o 2.9 Poland + 2.9.1 Archdiocese of Poznan + 2.9.2 Diocese of Plock * 3 Latin American countries o 3.1 Argentina + 3.1.1 Archdiocese of Santa Fe de la Vera Cruz o 3.2 Brazil + 3.2.1 Diocese of Anápolis o 3.3 Mexico o 3.4 Peru * 4 United States o 4.1 Archdiocese of Anchorage + 4.1.1 Diocese of Fairbanks o 4.2 Archdiocese of Boston o 4.3 Archdiocese of Chicago o 4.4 Diocese of Davenport o 4.5 Archdiocese of Dubuque o 4.6 Diocese of Fall River o 4.7 Diocese of Honolulu o 4.8 Archdiocese of Los Angeles o 4.9 Archdiocese of Miami o 4.10 Archdiocese of Milwaukee o 4.11 Archdiocese of Omaha o 4.12 Diocese of Orange o 4.13 Diocese of Peoria o 4.14 Archdiocese of Philadelphia o 4.15 Diocese of Phoenix o 4.16 Archdiocese of Portland o 4.17 Archdiocese of San Antonio o 4.18 Diocese of San Diego o 4.19 Diocese of Spokane o 4.20 Diocese of Stockton o 4.21 Diocese of Tucson * 5 Oceania o 5.1 Australia + 5.1.1 Archdiocese of Sydney + 5.1.2 Archdiocese of Melbourne o 5.2 New Zealand o 5.3 Philippines * 6 See also * 7 References
European countries Main article: Catholic sexual abuse scandal in Europe  Austria  Archdiocese of Vienna Main article: Sexual abuse scandal in Vienna archdiocese In 1995 Cardinal Hans Hermann Groër stepped down as head of the Roman Catholic Church in Austria following accusations of sexual misconduct. In 1998 he left the country. He remained a Cardinal.   Belgium There have been several abuse cases in Belgium  Diocese of Antwerp Former parish priest Bruno Vos of Nieuwmoer parish in Kalmthout was officially charged with rape of a minor by the Belgian judiciary. There are also allegations of possession of child pornography included in the charge.   Britain There have been several abuse affairs in Britain as well.  Buckfast Abbey School
* In 2007, two former monks from Buckfast Abbey were sentenced for sexually abusing boys.
Canada Main article: Catholic sexual abuse scandal in Canada  Archdiocese of St. John's In the 1990s, criminal proceedings began against members of the Christian Brothers in Newfoundland. The proceedings were based on allegations of sexual and physical abuse against boys at the Mount Cashel Orphanage. It was alleged that the Brothers were allowed to escape prosecution at the time (1980s) if they left Newfoundland. Several Brothers left Newfoundland and went to teach at St. Thomas More Collegiate in British Columbia. These included Joseph Burke, Edward English, Edward French, and Kevin Short. The subsequent lawsuits by the Mount Cashel victims against the Christian Brothers organization threatened to close STMC in 2004.
 Czech Republic  Archdiocese of Olomouc In 2000 Fr. Frantisek Merta and Olomouc Archbishop Jan Graubner were charged after allegations were made by a theology student, Václav Novák, that Merta had sexually abused altar boys since 1995.  France There have also been several abuse cases in France.  Seine et marne
* Henri Lebras sentenced to ten years for the rape of a twelve year old boy between 1995 and 1998.
 Ireland Main article: Catholic sexual abuse scandal in Ireland  Archdiocese of Dublin Main article: Sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic archdiocese of Dublin See also: Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse Several priests who abused children in the United States were Irish Nationals, notably Patrick Colleary, Anthony O'Connell and Oliver O'Grady.  Diocese of Ferns Main article: Ferns Report The Ferns Inquiry 2005 - On 22 October 2005 a government-commissioned report compiled by a former Irish Supreme Court judge delivered an indictment of the handling of clerical sex abuse in the Irish diocese of Ferns.  Italy It is difficult to ascertain the correct statistics for clerical sexual abuse in Italy because the Italian Government has a treaty with the Vatican that guarantees areas of immunity to Vatican officials, including bishops and priests.  The Netherlands Cases of sexual abuse by religious members of the Roman Catholic Church in The Netherlands can since 1995 be notified to a central church institution, called Secretariaat Rooms-Katholiek Kerkgenootschap (SRRK).   Poland  Archdiocese of Poznan In March 2002 Archbishop Juliusz Paetz quit following accusations, which he denied, of sexually molesting young priests.  Diocese of Plock In early 2007 allegations surfaced that former Archbishop Stanislaw Wielgus was aware that several priests in his former diocese of Plock were sexually abusing minors.   Latin American countries  Argentina
* Julio Grassi was found guilty (by a three-judge panel of the Criminal Court Oral 1 Morón) of one count of sexual abuse and one count of corrupting a minor in the “Happy Children’s Foundation” and sentenced to 15 years in prison as the third member of the Roman Catholic Church in Argentina to be convicted of sexually abusing minors.. Prosecutors said they were considering an appeal on behalf of the two plaintiffs whose sexual abuse accusations were dropped. Father Grassi maintained his plea of innocence of the charge and promised to appeal. 
 Archdiocese of Santa Fe de la Vera Cruz Main article: Sexual abuse scandal in Santa Fe de la Vera Cruz archdiocese Allegations of sexual abuse on 47 young seminarists surfaced in 1994.  Brazil  Diocese of Anápolis
* In 2005 Brazilian priests, Fr. Tarcísio Tadeu Spricigo and Fr. Geraldo da Consolação Machado were convicted of child molestation while Fr. Felix Barbosa Carreiro was arrested and charged with child sexual abuse in the northeastern state of Maranhão after police seized him in a hotel room with four teenage boys. 
 Mexico Main article: Sexual abuse scandal in the Legion of Christ Fr. Marcial Maciel founded the Legion of Christ, a Catholic order of priests originating in Mexico. Nine former seminarians of his order accused Maciel of molestation. One retracted his accusation, saying that it was a plot intended to discredit the Legion. Maciel has maintained his innocence of the accusations. In early December 2004, a few months before Pope John Paul II's death, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger (who would replace him as Pope, becoming Benedict XVI) reopened a Vatican investigation into longstanding allegations against Maciel. Father Maciel then declined to be elected again as general director of the Legion on 20 January 2005 at the order's annual meeting; a spokesman denied that this decision was related to the investigation. On 19 May 2006, Pope Benedict XVI ordered 86-year-old Father Marcial Maciel to give up his ministry and retire to a life of "prayer and repentance." A Vatican statement said that he had only escaped a full trial in an ecclesiastical court because of his "advanced age [and] frail health." The statement noted that the sanctions had been personally endorsed by the Pope. Commentators said that this was a clear departure from the policy of Benedict's predecessor, John Paul II, and appeared to be a first step toward fulfilling the new pontiff's vow to sweep "filth" from the church.  Peru In 2007, Daniel Bernardo Beltrán Murguía Ward, a 42 year-old Italian-Peruvian Consecrated Layman of the group Sodalitium Christianae Vitae, was found by the Peruvian National Police in a hostel in Cercado de Lima with an 11 year-old boy, whom he was taking sexually explicit pictures of. The boy was initially lured by Murguía Ward and given Pokémon figures in exchange for photos of his intimate parts. When Murguía Ward was caught, he had paid the boy 20 Nuevo Soles ($7 USD) for his services in the hostel. The police have reported that pictures of two other boys were also found on Murguía Ward's camera and that the boy has claimed he received oral sex from Murguía Ward. These charges have been denied by the accused. Murguía Ward has since been removed from the group Sodalitium Christianae Vitae for his misconduct.   United States Main article: Catholic sexual abuse scandal in the United States  Archdiocese of Anchorage The Society of Jesus made a $50 million payout to over 100 Inuits who alleged that they had been sexually abused. The settlement did not require them to admit molesting Inuit children, but accusations involved 13 or 14 priests who allegedly molested these children for 30 years.  Diocese of Fairbanks The Diocese of Fairbanks, a co-defendant in the case, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, claiming inability to pay the 140 plaintiffs filing claims against the diocese for alleged sexual abuse by priests or church workers during this period.  Archdiocese of Boston Main article: Sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic archdiocese of Boston Allegations of sexual misconduct by priests of the Archdiocese of Boston, and following revelations of a cover-up by the Archbishop of Boston, Cardinal Bernard Francis Law, became known in 2004, causing Roman Catholics in other dioceses of the United States to investigate similar situations. Cardinal Law's actions prompted public scrutiny of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and the steps taken in response to past and current allegations of sexual misconduct by priests. The events in the Archdiocese of Boston became a national scandal.  Archdiocese of Chicago Main article: Sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic archdiocese of Chicago Daniel McCormack, a self-confessed sexually abusive priest was sentenced to five years in prison for abusing five boys (8–12 years) in 2001.  Diocese of Davenport Main article: Sexual abuse scandal in Davenport diocese On October 10, 2006, the Diocese of Davenport filed for Chapter 11 protection .  Archdiocese of Dubuque Main article: Sexual abuse scandal in Dubuque archdiocese In 2006 the Archdiocese settled a number of claims of sexual, and the Archbishop offered a personal apology.   Diocese of Fall River Main article: Sexual abuse scandal in Fall River diocese Father James Porter was a Roman Catholic priest who was convicted of molesting 28 children; He admitted sexually abusing at least 100 of both sexes over a period of 30 years, starting in the 1960s. Bishop Sean O'Malley settled 101 abuse claims and initiated a zero-tolerance policy against sexual abuse. He also instituted one of the first comprehensive sexual abuse policies in the Roman Catholic Church.   Diocese of Honolulu Main article: Sexual abuse scandal in Honolulu diocese Reverend Joseph Bukoski, III, SS.CC., Honolulu, Hawaii, a member of the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary was canonically removed in 2003 as the pastor of Maria Lanakila Catholic Church in Lahaina by Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo for allegations relating to sexual improprieties some 30 years earlier. Fr. Bukoski issued a written public apology to his victim on November 12, 2005. Reverend Mr. James "Ron" Gonsalves, Wailuku, Hawaii, Gonsalves the administrator of Saint Ann Roman Catholic Church in Waihee, Maui, pleaded guilty on May 17, 2006 to several counts of sexual assault on a 12-year-old male. Bishop Clarence Richard Silva has permanently withdrawn his faculties and has initiated laicization proceedings against Deacon Gonsalves with the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.  Archdiocese of Los Angeles Main article: Sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic archdiocese of Los Angeles The Archdiocese of Los Angeles agreed to pay out 60 million dollars to settle 45 lawsuits it still faces over 450 other pending cases. According to the Associated Press a total of 22 priests were involved in the settlement with cases going as far back as the 1930s.  20 million dollars of this was paid by the insurers of the archdiocese. The main administrative office of the archdiocese is due to be sold to cover the cost of these and future law suits. The archdiocese will settle about 500 cases for about $600 million.  Archdiocese of Miami Main article: Sexual abuse scandal in Miami archdiocese Since 1966, the Archdiocese of Miami Insurance Programs have paid $26.1 million in settlement, legal and counselling costs associated with sexual misconduct allegations made by minors involving priests, laity and religious brothers and sisters.   Archdiocese of Milwaukee Main article: Sexual abuse scandal in Catholic archdiocese of Milwaukee A 2003 report on the sexual abuse of minors by clergy in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee revealed that allegations of sexually assaulting minors had been made against 58 ordained men. By early 2009, the Archdiocese of Milwaukee had spent approximately $26.5 million in attorney fees and settlements. Under Archbishop Timothy Dolan the archdiocese was able to avoid bankruptcy from lawsuits.  Archdiocese of Omaha Main article: Sexual abuse scandal in Omaha archdiocese Archbishop Elden Curtiss reassigned a priest despite pedophilia allegations that had first emerged in 1959. He later admitted to failing to examine the priest's personnel file. In 1993, Curtiss confessed to removing letters documenting abuse from the file, acknowledging his "shortsightedness and misjudgment."  Diocese of Orange Main article: Sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic diocese of Orange On January 3, 2005 Bishop Tod Brown of the Diocese of Orange apologized to 87 alleged victims of sexual abuse and announced a settlement of $100 million following two years of mediation.  Diocese of Peoria Main article: Sexual abuse scandal in Peoria diocese Coadjutor Bishop John J. Myers of Peoria was among the two-thirds of sitting bishops and acting diocese administrators that the Dallas Morning News found had allowed priests accused of sexual abuse to continue working. In 2005, Rev. Francis Engels plead guilty to molesting a Peoria altar boy on trips to Milwaukee in the early 1980s.  Archdiocese of Philadelphia Main article: Sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic archdiocese of Philadelphia According to a 2005 investigation, while serving as assistant vicar for administration in 1996, Bishop Cistone was involved with silencing a nun who tried to alert parishioners at St. Gabriel parish about abuse by a priest. According to the report, there were several other instances of priest sexual abuse which Cistone was complicit in covering up.  Diocese of Phoenix Main article: Sexual abuse scandal in Phoenix diocese On November 21, 2005, Monsignor Dale Fushek of the Diocese of Phoenix was arrested and charged with 10 criminal misdemeanor counts related to alleged inappropriate sexual contact with teens and young adults.  Archdiocese of Portland Main article: Sexual abuse scandal in Portland archdiocese The Archdiocese of Portland filed for Chapter 11 reorganization on July 6, 2004, hours before two abuse trials were set to begin. Portland became the first Catholic diocese to file for bankruptcy. An open letter to the archdiocese's parishioners explained the archbishop's motivation.  Archdiocese of San Antonio John Salazar - sentenced to life in prison for sexually assaulting a 18-year-old parishioner.   Diocese of San Diego On February 27, 2007, the Diocese of San Diego filed for Chapter 11 protection, hours before the first of about 150 lawsuits was due to be heard. San Diego became the largest diocese to file for bankruptcy. On September 7, 2007, The Roman Catholic Diocese of San Diego agreed to pay $198.1 million to settle 144 claims of sexual abuse by clergy, the 2nd-largest payment by a diocese, terminating four years of settlement talks in state and federal courts.  Diocese of Spokane Under Bishop William S. Skylstad the Diocese of Spokane declared bankruptcy to protect it from claims of people abused by priests in December 2004. The Diocese of Spokane as part of its bankruptcy has agreed to pay at least $48 million as compensation. This payout has to be agreed to by the victims and a Judge before it will be made. According to Federal Bankruptcy Judge Gregg W. Zive, money for the settlement would come from insurance companies, the sale of church property, contributions from Catholic groups and from the diocese's parishes.  Diocese of Stockton Main article: Sexual abuse scandal in Stockton diocese Fr. Oliver O'Grady molested multiple children in Stockton.  The 2006 documentary Deliver Us From Evil is based on accusations that Bishop Roger Mahony knew that Oliver O'Grady was an active pedophile.  Diocese of Tucson The Diocese of Tucson filed bankruptcy in September, 2004. The Diocese of Tucson reached an agreement with plaintiffs, which the bankruptcy judge approved on June 11, 2005, specifying terms that included allowing the diocese reorganization to continue in return for a $22.2 million settlement.  Oceania  Australia Main article: Catholic sexual abuse scandal in Australia  Archdiocese of Sydney
* Ross Murrin - Catholic brother plead guilty to sexually abusing eight male students. 
 Archdiocese of Melbourne Main article: Sexual abuse scandal in Melbourne archdiocese There were several cases of sexual abuse in the Melbourne archdiocese.
* Michael Charles Glennon - sentenced to at least 15 years in jail for sexually abusing four Aboriginal boys between 1984 and 1991
* Wilfred James Baker - sentenced to four years in prison (parole after 2 years) for 16 counts of indecent assault and one of gross indecency, involving eight boys, aged 10 to 13, over a 20-year period between 1960 and 1979.
* David Daniel - sentenced to six years jail, with parole after 4.5 years, for molesting four boys, a girl and an adult male. 
* Rex Elmer - abuser sentenced in 1998 to five years jail (with parole after 3 years 4 months) for molesting 12 boys at St Vincent's orphanage in South Melbourne. 
 New Zealand Maryland's School, operated by the Roman Catholic Brothers Hospitallers of St. John of God in Christchurch, has been the centre of a number of sex abuse cases. By 2006 the Australasian branch of the St John of God order had paid out $5.1 million to men who had been sexually abused at the school. A nonprofit trust, the Male survivors of Sex Abuse Trust, worked with many of the victims. In 2006 Bernard McGrath, a former Roman Catholic Brother, was convicted on 21 charges of sex abuse while working as a teacher and dormitory master at Marylands School. He was acquitted of a further 32 charges. The abuse happened when he worked there in the 1970s. In 2008 Roger Maloney, who also worked at Marylands School, was found guilty of seven sex abuse charges and was acquitted of a further 16. He was jailed for three years.  Philippines
* In 2002 the Catholic Church apologized for sexual abuse by hundreds of priests over the previous 20 years. 
* In 2003 at least 34 priests were suspended in a sex abuse scandal. 20 were from a single diocese.
 See also
* Crimen sollicitationis * Homosexuality in the Roman Catholic priesthood * Roman Catholic sex abuse cases * Lavender Mafia
1. ^ Religious Life Without Integrity - Part 2 2. ^ Presented to the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Criminal Justice System June 28, 1989 - June 29, 1990 - Exhibits 3. ^ Mount Cashel 4. ^ http://www.nopedo.org/english/pages/actualite12.html 5. ^ BBC News | EUROPE | 'Exile' for disgraced Austrian cardinal 6. ^ Belga, 22 July 2008 7. ^ Monk jailed for schoolboys abuse (BBC News) 8. ^ Jail for child sex abuse teacher (BBC News) 9. ^  10. ^ NPR: Critics Press Italy, Church on Clergy Abuse 11. ^ SRKK: geen doofpot seksueel misbruik [ Actualiteit | Katholiek Nederland ] 12. ^ Mondiale RK-pedofilie 13. ^ FACTBOX: Roman Catholic Church sex scandals in Europe, U.S. | Reuters 14. ^ Polish archbishop, officials ignored child sex abuse, says newspaper - Catholic Online 15. ^ Father Grassi: the sentence will be announced today "Momento 24", June 10 2009 16. ^ Argentine priest convicted of sexually abusing boy AP, June 10 2009 17. ^ Argentine priest gets 15 years prison for sex abuse The Star Online, June 11th, 2009 18. ^  19. ^ Brazil - Brazzil Mag - Close to 2000 Brazilian Priests Caught in Sexual Misconduct 20. ^ Sex abuse in Brazil: abuser priest provides checklist for selecting victims | National Catholic Reporter | Find Articles at BNET.com 21. ^ ReGAIN Website 22. ^ Pope-to-Be Reopened Mexican Sex Abuse Inquiry 23. ^ Top priest told to retire as Pope toughens stand on child abuse | World news | The Guardian 24. ^ "Detienen a ingeniero de sistemas por tráfico de pornografía infantil" (in Spanish). Peru 21. 2007. http://peru21.pe/noticia/69754/capturaron-pedofilo-cuando-fotografiaba-menor-11-anos. Retrieved 2008-08-15. 25. ^ "Capturaron a pedófilo cuando fotografiaba a menor de 11 años" (in Spanish). Diario La Republica. 2007. http://www.larepublica.com.pe/content/view/186033/34/. Retrieved 2008-08-15. 26. ^ "Capturan a pedófilo que era laico consagrado" (in Spanish). Terra. 2007. http://www.terra.com.pe/noticias/articulo/html/act1018766.htm. Retrieved 2008-08-15. 27. ^ Jesuit Order Settles Suit on Sex Abuse in Alaska, New York Times, November 19, 2007 28. ^ "Fairbanks Catholic Diocese filing for bankruptcy". KTUU.com. WorldNow. 2008-02-15. http://www.ktuu.com/global/story.asp?s=7869569. Retrieved 2008-03-03. "More than 150 claims were filed against the church for alleged crimes at the hands of clergy or church workers between the 1950s and 1980s." 29. ^ Baldino, Megan (2008-02-15). "Diocese of Fairbanks to file for bankruptcy". CNA. Catholic News Agency. http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/new.php?n=11791. Retrieved 2008-03-03. "The negotiations allegedly failed because one of the diocese�s insurance carriers did not �participate meaningfully.� ... Robert Hannon, chancellor and special assistant to Bishop Donald Kettler, said bankruptcy would provide a way for church assets to be distributed fairly among abuse victims." 30. ^ "Fairbanks diocese will file for bankruptcy". The Anchorage Daily News. The McClatchy Company. 2008-02-13. Archived from the original on 2008-02-14. http://126.96.36.199/search?q=cache:rwJCQ34S1xkJ:www.adn.com/news/alaska/story/314475.html+Diocese+of+Fairbanks&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=9&gl=us&lr=lang_en&client=firefox-a. Retrieved 2008-03-03. 31. ^ The Associated Press (2007-07-02). "Priest gets 5 years for sex abuse". Chicago Sun-Times. Sun-Times News Group. Archived from the original on 2007-07-04. http://web.archive.org/web/20070704233922/http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/452305,priest070207.article. "An independent auditor issued a litany of recommendations to overhaul the way the nation's third-largest archdiocese handles sex abuse complaints and Cardinal Francis George apologized for his actions—or lack thereof—about the rumors surrounding the Rev. Daniel McCormack. ... McCormack pleaded guilty to five counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse for abusing five boys between the ages of 8 and 12 while he served as parish priest at St. Agatha Catholic Church." 32. ^ Iowa Diocese Files For Bankruptcy , Davenport Bishop Says Settlements For 24+ Sex Abuse Claims Left It No Choice - CBS News 33. ^ Settlements and Verdicts 34. ^ Victims testify of Porter assaults - The Boston Globe 35. ^ Pedophile priest James Porter dies at 70 - U.S. news — MSNBC.com 36. ^ Fall River bishop to head Fla. diocese 37. ^ LA diocese settles abuse claims 1 December 2006 38. ^ LA church to pay $600M for clergy abuse July 14, 2007 39. ^ The Archdiocese of Miami 40. ^ Bohn, Lauren E. (2009-02-26). "New York City Archbishop Timothy Dolan". TIME Magazine. http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1881861,00.html. 41. ^ a b "Special Reports: Catholic Bishops and Sex Abuse". BishopAccountability.org. http://www.bishop-accountability.org/resources/resource-files/databases/DallasMorningNewsBishops.htm#Curtiss. 42. ^ Egerton, Brooke; Reese Dunklin. " Special Reports: Catholic Bishops and Sex Abuse]". Dallas Morning News. Archived from the original on 2004-02-18. http://www.bishop-accountability.org/resources/resource-files/databases/DallasMorningNewsBishops.htm#myers]. Retrieved 2008-11-26. 43. ^ Nunnally, Derrick (2005-06-03). "Priest Sentenced to 10 Years". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (Milwaukee, Wisconsin). http://www.bishop-accountability.org/news2005_01_06/2005_06_03_Nunnally_PriestSentenced.htm. Retrieved 2008-11-26. 44. ^ http://www.philadelphiadistrictattorney.com/images/Grand_Jury_Report.pdf 45. ^ [dead link] 46. ^ http://www.lasvegassun.com/sunbin/stories/nat-gen/2005/jul/07/070708940.html 47. ^ SignOnSanDiego.com > News > Metro - S.D. Catholic diocese files for bankruptcy 48. ^ BBC NEWS | World | Americas | US Church offers abuse settlement 49. ^ Berg, Amy J. (2006). Deliver Us From Evil. Lions Gate Entertainment. 50. ^ Hamlin, Jesse (2006-10-25). "A former priest molested kids in California parishes. Now he talks in a chilling documentary.". San Francisco Chronicle. http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/10/25/DDGDQLUMCM1.DTL. Retrieved 2008-03-09. 51. ^ Catholic brother to plead guilty to abuse - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) 52. ^ Applause as 'evil' priest gets more jail - National - www.theage.com.au 53. ^ Press Release - Sex predator: the priest who got away SINS OF THE FATHER 54. ^ Star News Group - Hear the truth - By Kath Gannaway 55. ^ 104 Australian Catholic clergy sentenced in Broken Rites cases 56. ^ a b Henzell, John (2006-03-17). "Trial attempt to regain faith". The Press. pp. 1. 57. ^ Hartevelt, John (2008-06-26). "Catholic brother convicted of abuse". The Press. http://www.stuff.co.nz/4597017a11.html. Retrieved 2008-06-26. 58. ^ "St John of God brother jailed.". Radio New Zealand. 2008-08-01. 59. ^ BBC NEWS | World | Asia-Pacific | Philippines Church apologises for sex abuse 60. ^ Catholic World News : Sex-abuse scandal in Philippines involves priests with women
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Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around. (12) Rnd 3: (Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st) around. (18) Rnd 4: (Sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st) around. (24) Rnd 5: (Sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st) around. (30) Rnd 6: (Sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st) around. (36) Rnd 7: (Sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st) around. (42) Rnd 8: (Sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st) around. (48) Rnd 9: (Sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in next st) around. (54) Rnd 10: (Sc in next 8 sts, 2 sc in next st) around. (60) Rnd 11: (Sc in next 9 sts, 2 sc in next st) around. (66) Rnd 12: (Sc in next 10 sts, 2 sc in next st) around. (72) Rnd 13: (Sc in next 11 sts, 2 sc in next st) around. (78)
Rnd 14: (Sc in next 12 sts, 2 sc in next st) around. (84) Rnd 15: Working in back loops only. Sc in each st around. Rnd 16-23: Sc in each st around. Rnd 24: Sc in each st around, join with sl st in first st. Rnd 25-47: Ch 4, skip 1 st, dc in next st, (dc in next st, ch 1, skip 1 st, dc in next st) around, join with sl st in first st. Rnd 48: Ch 1, sc in same st, (sc in next ch, sc in next 2 sts) 27 times, sc in next ch, sc in next st, join with sl st in first st. Rnd 49: Ch 1, sc in same st, ch 3, sc in next st, (sc in next st, ch 3, sc in next st) around, join with sl st in first st. Fasten off.
String: Ch 150, fasten off.
Small ball (make 2):
Rnd 1: Ch 2, 6 sc in second chain from hook. (6) Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around. (12) Rnd 3-5: Sc in each st around. Rnd 6: Sc next 2 sts tog around, join with sl st in first st, fasten off. Stuff, sew opening close. (12)
Put the string through the holes on rnd 43. Sew small balls to end of chains.
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Well it's November now! The year is slowly coming to an end. I love this month. The nights are still cool, the days are heating up, teasing us with snippets of the heat we are to expect every year at Christmas time, school is winding down and the holidays are fast approaching (less than 5 weeks left of term!). As my boys school motto says, "finish hard"... go strong til the end. Have a great week!