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July 13, 2015



PARENTS … STUDENTS … don’t be afraid to ask the schools-colleges-universities … camps … about professors-teachers-instructors … and what they support—the influences, ideologies, theologies of these and …

what students will be exposed to, indoctrinated in … and the money—where this goes.





chagall moses


you would not want psychologists and coaches and professors and … behaving like what happened in this school in Baltimore 😦





Peace and Love


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  1. opheliart permalink

    and do not assume schools for deaf children and others are safe for your kids … ones steeped in theology (culture) that marries itself to patriarchal maladies

    I recall years ago we were looking for a school for my oldest who was born with a bilateral sensorineural hearing loss (profoundly deaf) … and we looked into every school in the USA … and a catholic one was brought up by a few we were engaging with, one that happened to be within a 45 minute drive from our house (where we used to live) and my husband said, RELIGIOUS SCHOOL? ABSOLUTELY NOT!

    • opheliart permalink

      my daughter finished her study abroad semester 🙂 speaks two languages … yes, SPEAKS two languages … majors in English Lit +has read more books *already* than I will ever read in my lifetime 🙂 … and minors in adolescent psychology, and we hope that she will one day use her WRITING skills to advocate for the abused …
      for she is deaf but HEARING … thanks to technology, study … research … asking questions … a lot of hard work … and a lot of LOVE 🙂 … and the type of human being that SHE IS …

      but not every child is this fortunate.

  2. opheliart permalink

    in case you are inclined to ignore the links provided … or you think these atrocities could never happen to you or your loved ones…

    They were deaf, but they were not silent. For decades, a group of men who were sexually abused as children by the Rev. Lawrence C. Murphy at a school for the deaf in Wisconsin reported to every type of official they could think of that he was a danger, according to the victims and church documents.

    They told other priests. They told three archbishops of Milwaukee. They told two police departments and the district attorney. They used sign language, written affidavits and graphic gestures to show what exactly Father Murphy had done to them. But their reports fell on the deaf ears of hearing people.

    This week, they learned that Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict XVI, received letters about Father Murphy in 1996 from Archbishop Rembert G. Weakland of Milwaukee, who said that the deaf community needed “a healing response from the Church.” The Vatican sat on the case, then equivocated, and when Father Murphy died in 1998, he died a priest.

    “That man should have been in prison for a very long time, but he was lucky,” Steven Geier, one of Father Murphy’s victims, said Thursday. “What about me? I wasn’t supposed to touch girls. What gave him the right to be able to do that? Father Murphy constantly thought about sex with children, and he got away with it.”

    Steven Geier said the priest who molested him as a boy told him he had to keep it a secret. Credit Andy Manis for The New York Times
    Young victims of sexual abuse are often so confused, ashamed or traumatized that they wait years to report the violations. Some never say a word. One of the remarkable aspects of the Father Murphy case is that young victims began alerting the authorities in the mid-1950s, when sexual abuse was hardly even a part of the public vocabulary.

    In his ranch house in Madison, where he lives with his wife, Ann, and two dachshunds, Mr. Geier said through an interpreter that he entered St. John’s School for the Deaf in St. Francis, Wis., when he was 9. His father had helped build a Catholic church in rural Dane County, and his aunt was a nun. His family wanted him to get a good education in a Catholic school.

    Mr. Geier, now 59, said that between the ages of 14 and 15, starting around 1965, Father Murphy molested him four times in a closet at the school. The priest, a hearing man fluent in sign language, said that God wanted him to teach the boy about sex but that he had to keep it quiet because it was under the sacrament of confession. Mr. Geier said he felt sick.

    “First thing in the morning,” Mr. Geier said, “we took communion, and as he passed out the communion wafers, I thought about how many boys did he touch with those hands and all of the germs, all of the filth of his hands.”

    Father Murphy may have molested as many as 200 boys while he worked at the school from 1950 to 1974, according to the accounts of victims and a social worker hired by the Archdiocese of Milwaukee to interview him.

    Mr. Geier said he first tried to tell the priest at his home parish in Madison, where he served as an altar boy, in 1966 when he was just 16. But the priest, he said, told him he did not want to hear about it, and to just forget about it. He told another priest while he was still a teenager, and yet a third priest years later, after he married.

    That priest, the Rev. Tom Schroeder, 72, who led Masses for the deaf in Madison from 1970 to 1992, said in an interview Friday that he remembered Mr. Geier’s telling him about Father Murphy. Father Schroeder said that he told a nun, who told another nun who was a dormitory supervisor at St. John’s, but that the supervisor did not believe it and nothing ever came of it.

    “I assumed that if enough people told her, she would finally believe it,” Father Schroeder said.

    Internal church correspondence unearthed in a lawsuit against the Archdiocese of Milwaukee and given to The New York Times, which made it public it this week, included a letter from the Rev. David Walsh, who served as a chaplain for the deaf in Chicago, saying that teenage students at St. John’s had told him in the late 1950s about Father Murphy’s abuse.

    Mr. Geier reported the abuse to three priests, including the Rev. Tom Schroeder Credit Andy Manis for The New York Times
    Father Walsh said he told Archbishop Albert Gregory Meyer of Milwaukee, who sent Father Murphy on a retreat and then put him back in the school to undo “the harm he had done.”

    In the 1970s, a group of former students who were in a vocational rehabilitation program in Milwaukee began telling their hearing supervisors about Father Murphy, a sequence of events reported in two articles in The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel in 2006.

    Among the supervisors was John Conway, now the deputy administrator of workers’ compensation for the State of Wisconsin. Mr. Conway, the students and others collected affidavits from 15 to 20 former students about Father Murphy’s violations. They were granted a meeting with Archbishop William E. Cousins.

    “In my extreme naïveté,” said Mr. Conway in an interview on Friday, “I told them the archbishop would take care of this.”

    He said they were surprised to find the room packed with people, including several nuns and teachers from the school, two priests who said they were representing the apostolic delegate in Chicago, and Father Murphy himself.

    Arthur Budzinski and Gary Smith, two more victims of Father Murphy, said in an interview last week that they remember seeing Archbishop Cousins yell, and Father Murphy staring at the floor. The deaf men and their advocates were told that Father Murphy, the school’s director and top fund-raiser, was too valuable to be let go, so he would be given only administrative duties.

    They were outraged. They distributed “Wanted” posters with Father Murphy’s face outside the cathedral in Milwaukee. They went to the police departments in Milwaukee, where they were told it was not the correct jurisdiction, and in St. Francis, where the school was located, Mr. Conway said. They also went to the office of E. Michael McCann, the district attorney of Milwaukee County, and spoke with his assistant, William Gardner.

    “A criminal priest was an oxymoron to them,” Mr. Conway said. “They said they’ll refer it to the archdiocese.”

    Calls to Mr. McCann and Mr. Gardner this week were not returned.

    Mr. Conway said it was only when they filed a lawsuit that the archdiocese removed Father Murphy from St. John’s and sent him to northern Wisconsin to live at his family’s summer house. The lawsuit was withdrawn. Mr. Smith, one of two of the plaintiffs whose cases were still within the statute of limitations, received a settlement of $2,000, he and Mr. Conway said.

    Father Murphy continued working in parishes and schools, with deaf people, and leading youth retreats in the Diocese of Superior for the next 24 years.

  3. opheliart permalink

    get serious—WHO/WHAT are they supporting with your $? and HOW ARE THEY USING … and ABUSING your children?

  4. opheliart permalink

    go take a peek at rns pushing their pope plan …

    now what do you think is behind this PUBLIC SERVICE?

    remember, they can’t have anything REAL and TRUTHFUL to read about the pope that allows people to ask questions about his history OR his beliefs … acts …

    the pope’s two-faced agenda is often filtered through journalists embedded in what? with what agenda? are they catholic? of liberation theology? indoctrinated in ROMAN CATHOLIC principles and system of belief … paid by politicians and big money using the pope’s fabricated appeal?

    look at his history—RESEARCH THE FACTS! don’t be a dim-wit and lap up these service agendas … THEY HAVE NOT COME FORTH WITH BARROS’s ORDINATION PROTESTS OR SO MANY OTHER RELIGIOUS NEWS HORRORS INVOLVING THEIR POPE AND HIS OFFICE … so, what does this say about them and their honor system?

    • opheliart permalink

      they DENY you important information and they will be seen as accomplices … in these agendas to obscure facts—important info for people

  5. opheliart permalink–business.html

    yo, hilary … you have been on government politics for how long? and women still aren’t paid the same wage as men?

    now, people, ask yourselves where this mentality was bred and cultivated? ask yourselves which THEOLOGIES and SYSTEM OF BELIEFS view women as breeders of babies and contain them to the bed, in contracts of marriage, particularly in the religious doctrine?

    ask yourselves who/what needs the poor to survive …

    oh, and btw, lib theology requires the poor in order to be … duh

    • opheliart permalink

      some work hard to keep that comfy chair

      • opheliart permalink

        they parade all types of rhetoric but what they don’t tell you is that it is through THEM that these freedoms must be acquired, and if they don’t believe your “ART” your “love” … your writing or work or purpose serves THEM AND THEIR INSTITUTIONAL AGENDAS AND BELIEF SYSTEMS … YOU ARE SILENCED! pushed out … refused—denied! while they remain in their offices (those bishops and …) controlling politics, religion … life, liberty pursuits of all forms … THEY HAVE FOES … and they WILL NOT HESITATE TO SEE YOU AS THEIR FOE … if you in any way challenge them or their SYSTEM of BELIEF … they fear REAL CHANGE—REAL MOVEMENT … they FEAR LOSING CONTROL …

        do not be deceived by these antics!

        anyone who needs a slew of reporters and henchmen to follow him around to dictate his meaning on things —trying to turn him into a “savior” to the people KNOWING ALL THE WHILE THAT HE HAS NEVER ANSWERED FOR THOSE CRIMES ON HIS WATCH … is not trustworthy … and likely feeds you deception … confusion … half truths …

  6. opheliart permalink

    but rome will fall, once again … why? because something comes that will show the needle in the haystack …

    it’s something rome … in all its largeness and desire for control and obedience … never sees …

    their gods will fail them …

  7. opheliart permalink

    had to add this …
    a commenter posted this

    Jack July 13, 2015 at 4:53 pm
    Coming attractions at Religious News Service:

    Pope Moves His Left Pinky
    Pope Moves His Right Pinky
    Pope Says Good is Great and Evil a Bad Thing
    Pope Says Poverty a Bad Thing
    Pope Says All You Need Is Love
    Pope Says Pollution is Bad
    Pope Says Eat Your Spinach
    Pope Says Take Your Vitamins
    Jesus Supports Gay Marriage
    Sherlock Holmes and Gay Marriage
    Mister Rogers Supports Gay Marriage
    Marge Simpson Supports Gay Marriage
    The Ghost of George Washington Supports Gay Marriage
    Was Julius Caesar Gay?
    Lesbian in Outer Mongolia Locates Transgendered Son in South Sudan
    Herman Munster’s Hidden Pro-Gay Message
    Beatle Song Played Backwards Says “I am Transgender”


    To report less important news, today ISIS continued its rampages across the Middle East, hundreds of millions of human beings are still without enough food or drinking water, and human trafficking is getting worse across most of the world……

  8. opheliart permalink

    In Baltimore in 1969, Giangrasso said, it was very difficult, if not impossible, to investigate a Catholic priest for any crime. The Archdiocese of Baltimore is the oldest in the United States, and the church considers it to be the premier Catholic jurisdiction in the country. More than half the city’s residents identify as Catholic. According to the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, Baltimore City prosecutors have charged only three of the 37 Baltimore priests who have been accused of sexual abuse since 1980. Just two of those priests were convicted, and one of those convictions was overturned in 2005.

    Maskell in particular was a difficult target. At the time, he served as the chaplain for the Baltimore County police, the Maryland State Police and the Maryland National Guard. Maskell kept a police scanner and loaded handgun in his car, drank beer with the officers at a local dive bar, and often went on “ride-alongs” with his police friends at night to respond to petty crimes or catch teenagers making out in their cars.

    Bob Fisher, the owner of an automotive repair shop in southwest Baltimore where Maskell took his car on his days off, remembers the priest boasting about his police privileges to anyone who would listen. “He’d say, ‘I’d hear something on the scanner, and we’d jump in the car and take off, and we’d catch these people!’” said Fisher, 74. “Really wild stories.”

    Maskell’s older brother, Tommy, was a hero cop who had been shot and injured while trying to stop a robbery. Going after Maskell would mean violating the unwritten rules by which the police operated. “We’re a police family,” Giangrasso said. “The policeman’s involved, his family’s involved, we try to help the guy out. When we found out Maskell’s brother was a lieutenant, we knew we had a problem.”

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