Issue 67 – March 2006

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Issue 67 – March 2006

The purpose of this newsletter is to help stop secretive organizations and groups from abusing others and to help those who allege they have been abused by such organizations and groups. This newsletter is not a substitute for other ways of recovering from ritual abuse. Readers should use caution while reading this newsletter. If necessary, make sure other support systems are available during and after reading this newsletter.

Important: The resources mentioned in this newsletter are for educational value only. Reading the books cited may or may not help your recovery process, so use caution when reading any book or contacting any resource mentioned in this newsletter. Some may have a religious or other agenda that may be separate from your own recovery process. Others may have valuable information on the Masons and other organizations, but have triggers or be somewhat sympathetic to those organizations. Unless explicitly stated otherwise, the views expressed in this newsletter constitute expressions of opinion, and readers are cautioned to form their own opinions and draw their own conclusions by consulting a variety of sources, including this newsletter. Resources listed, quoted and individual articles, etc. and their writers do not necessarily support all or any of the views mentioned in this newsletter. Also, the views, facts and opinions mentioned in this newsletter are solely the opinions of the authors and are not necessarily the opinions of this newsletter or its editor.

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SMART wants to thank all those that have contributed resource information to the newsletter.

Resources and Information

Please note: Listing of these resources does not necessarily constitute our endorsement of them. They are for educational value only and some may be heavy for survivors to read. Some of the conferences listed may not necessarily be safe for all survivors. S.M.A.R.T. recommends always bringing a support person to all conferences. If you are a survivor of mind control and/or ritual abuse, S.M.A.R.T. recommends that you try to bring a support person that is familiar with mind control techniques. LMS: article from ACHES-MC (Advocacy Committee for Human Experimentation Survivors – Mind Control) for unconsentually federally funded mind control as children or adults Canada contact Lynne Moss-Sharman, 230 Miles St. E. #3, Thunder Bay, Ont. P7C 1J6,

Legal Information

Church hit with 2 more sex abuse suits – Total rises to 25; 13 name retired priest Harold Robert White By David Montero, Rocky Mountain News 12/6/05 “Two more lawsuits involving allegations of sex abuse by a former priest are hitting the Archdiocese of Denver, bringing the total against Harold Robert White to 13. The lawsuits, announced Monday by attorneys for the two men, are the 24th and 25th filed against the Catholic Church in Colorado.”,1299,DRMN_15_4292522,00.html

Suit reaches new heights: the Vatican Legal odyssey – After years of stops and starts, an Oregon priest abuse case is believed to be the first served against the Holy See 12/11/05 Ashbel S. Green “But rough-and-tumble tactics won’t work against the Vatican, an independent country located within the city of Rome. To sue a foreign nation, lawyers in an Oregon priest abuse case needed to spend $40,000 for a pair of Latin translators and wait more than three years to serve the proper Vatican official through the right diplomatic channels. “I’ve never in 24 years of practice ever had the kind of obstruction, obfuscation, delays, difficulties, challenges and nonsense that I’ve encountered in trying to serve them,” said Jeffrey R. Anderson, a Minneapolis attorney representing the plaintiff in the case. But Anderson’s persistence paid off. Thousands of lawsuits have been filed against Catholic dioceses and religious orders, but Anderson’s suit is believed to be just one of two pending against the Vatican itself.”

Judge dismisses pope from sex-abuse suit – Associated Press Vatican City – 12/22/05 “A U.S. judge in Texas dismissed Pope Benedict XVI from a civil lawsuit accusing him of conspiracy to cover up the sexual abuse of minors by a seminarian, ruling Thursday that the pontiff has immunity as a head of state. U.S. District Judge Lee Rosenthal cited a motion filed by the Justice Department, known as a “Suggestion of Immunity,” in which the government said allowing the lawsuit to proceed would be “incompatible with the United States’ foreign policy interests.” “After a suggestion of immunity is filed, it is the court’s duty to surrender jurisdiction,” Rosenthal wrote in the ruling, a copy of which was obtained by The Associated Press.”

Statute of limitations expired for Rev. Poole 12/22/05 by Jason Moore – Anchorage, Alaska – “A Nome judge dismissed civil allegations of child sexual abuse against a former Alaska priest. Rev. Jim Poole is accused of molesting children in the mid-1970s while working in Nome. The judge ruled the statute of limitations has expired for Poole. But the judge says the case against the Diocese of Fairbanks and the Society of Jesus can go forward.”

State’s highest court hears arguments in clergy abuse cases By Mark Johnson AP Writer 1/3/06 Albany, N.Y. “The state’s highest court heard arguments Tuesday involving sexual abuse by Roman Catholic priests to determine whether the victims in those cases waited too long to seek damages under state law. A ruling in favor of the victims could force dioceses across the state to face numerous suits that were dismissed because the statute of limitations had expired.”

200 File New Claims Against Archdiocese 1/4/06 by Denise Lavoie Associated Press Writer Boston (AP) ” When the clergy sex abuse scandal erupted here four years ago, Bill Garrity was not among the more than 500 people who sued the archdiocese and settled claims in 2003. However, Garrity – who said he was abused by a parish priest as a 12-year-old altar boy – is among a group of about 200 alleged victims with new claims against the archdiocese. Lawyers representing 172 alleged victims met Tuesday to discuss a counter offer for the archdiocese, which has offered $7.5 million to about 100 of the latest plaintiffs.”

Sex abuse inquiry set to begin in Cornwall 1/20/06 Cornwall, Ont. “A public inquiry into the handling of allegations of systemic child sexual abuse in this eastern Ontario city is slated to begin Feb. 13. The long-awaited investigation is expected to take much of the year and involve more than a dozen parties eager to get to the bottom of the case, said Peter Engelmann, lead counsel for the commission. He said the first phase of the two-part inquiry will look at how various institutions responded to claims that community leaders were involved in the alleged abuse of several young people in the 1990s.”

Rare Kind of Scandal Accord in Spokane Diocese 2/2/06 By Sarah Kershaw Seattle, Feb. 1 — “The Roman Catholic Diocese of Spokane, Wash., one of three in the country to have filed for bankruptcy in the aftermath of the sexual abuse scandals, agreed Wednesday to pay nearly $46 million to settle claims by 75 people who allege abuse by priests, lawyers involved in drawing up the settlement said.”

describes crimes – Ex-priest’s accusers tell of the damage By Linda Matchan, Globe Staff, 6/8/92 “The range of transgressions seemed almost infinite. It is alleged that between 1960 and 1967, James R. Porter, then a Massachusetts priest, sexually assaulted dozens and possibly hundreds of children in numerous locations: the church rectory, the sacristy, the beach, his car, the church camp, school, even the children’s homes. More than 50 men and women have identified themselves as victims of the former priest, and have described an assortment of lurid offenses, ranging from fondling to masturbation to sex games to rape. For some, it was a one- time assault that was over in seconds. For others, the molestations and rapes allegedly recurred — in some cases, numerous times. No matter what the nature of the alleged encounters, many accusers who are now, 30 years later, in their 30s and 40s say their lives have been profoundly changed by abuse at the hands of the former priest. Before Porter left the priesthood, he was transferred twice within the Fall River Diocese.”

Ex-priest faces more sex charges By Free Press News Services – Chatham – Six more sexual assault charges were laid yesterday against a retired Roman Catholic priest. Charles Henry Sylvestre, 83, of Belle River now faces 42 charges, including indecent assault, sexual interference with a female under 14 and attempted rape…..The case against Sylvestre involves more than 30 women from throughout Southwestern Ontario who told police they were sexually assaulted when they were between the ages of nine and 14.”

Diocese shielding priest, 4 men say by Darren Barbee, Star-telegram Staff Writer 12/10/05 Fort Worth “Four men on Friday accused leaders of the Fort Worth Roman Catholic Diocese of protecting an Arlington priest who they say sexually abused them and later keeping them in the dark about other victims, including one another. The accusations were made in court documents that also seek to gain access to the sealed files of Monsignor James Reilly, who died in 1999, and six other priests accused of sexual misconduct with children. The four men, who are not identified in the documents, are seeking an unspecified amount of money from the church.”

An Authentic Life – Richard Pryor’s Official Biography “”One of four children raised in his grandmother’s brothel, Richard experienced rape at the age of six (by a teenaged neighbor) and molestation by a Catholic priest during catechism. He watched his mother perform sexual acts with Peoria’s mayor.”

Silence And Secrets 12/18/05 This priest was convicted of the terrible abuse of young girls. Today, a damning dossier reveals bishops knew of 18 others accused of sex crimes but did not tell police about any of them By Marion Scott “The leaders of the Roman Catholic Church in Scotland failed to alert police after 19 priests were accused of being paedophiles. A damning document obtained by the Sunday Mail reveals how bishops in Scotland’s eight dioceses did not call in detectives to probe sex abuse against the priests. Most were allowed to continue in their posts or relocated to other parishes. The bombshell report reveals 19 Scottish priests were accused of abuse between 1985 and 1995.”–name_page.html

Ex-Priest Is Arrested in Abuse Case 1/20/06 Michael Baker, who told Cardinal Mahony in 1986 that he molested children but stayed in ministry, is seized as he leaves a plane at LAX. By Jean Guccione and Richard Winton “A former priest allowed to remain in ministry after telling Cardinal Roger M. Mahony that he had molested children was arrested Thursday on suspicion of committing lewd acts with a child in the 1990s, with deputies taking him into custody as he disembarked from a plane at Los Angeles International Airport. The arrest caps a four-year effort by prosecutors to build a case against Michael Stephen Baker, who authorities said ranks among the most prolific alleged abusers in the church. More than 20 people told the Los Angeles Archdiocese that Baker had molested them during his 26 years as a priest.”,0,7334375.story?coll=la-news-state

Mahony Abuse-Settlement Effort Derided – A deal would cover alleged acts of priests since he took his post. Critics says he’s trying to protect his reputation. By Jean Guccione, Times Staff Writer 1/7/06 “Critics assailed Cardinal Roger M. Mahony on Friday for trying to settle only a small percentage of the hundreds of sex-abuse legal cases filed against the Los Angeles Archdiocese and questioned why he waited to negotiate seriously until the eve of trial for an accused priest….The Times reported Friday that Mahony and lawyers for 45 alleged victims of abuse, after three years of desultory negotiations, are moving toward a settlement that would pay an average of at least $1 million per claim. The settlement, if approved, would involve less than 10% of the more than 560 cases filed against the archdiocese, and would come almost entirely out of the archdiocese’s coffers.”

Fired priest sues Cardinal Egan for $5M by Carol Eisenberg 12/16/05 “A Newark priest has sued New York Cardinal Edward Egan and several other top church officials for $5 million, contending that he was terminated as a school director in 2003 for speaking out against bishops’ cover-ups of clergy sex abuse. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday by the Rev. Robert Hoatson in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, also alleges that Egan, along with Newark Archbishop John J. Myers and Albany Bishop Howard Hubbard, are “active homosexuals,” who protected predatory priests out of fear those men might reveal their own secrets. While the suit claims that Hoatson “has personal knowledge” of the prelates’ sexual activity, it provides no evidence to back that up. Hoatson’s lawyer, John A. Aretakis, said Thursday several priests have agreed to provide “first-hand evidence of the sexual proclivities of the men we have mentioned when they are subpoenaed and put under oath.” Joseph Zwilling, a spokesman for Egan, dismissed the allegations as “not only false, but libelous and malicious. There’s not a word of truth to this.””

12/12/05 – N.J. close to lifting sex-abuse suit shield – Assembly’s OK would all but make bill law, allowing assault victims to sue churches, charities by Jeffrey Gold AP – Trenton – “Legislation that would allow childhood victims of sexual assault to sue churches, schools and other nonprofits for the actions of their employees is scheduled for a vote today in the state Assembly. The measure is opposed by the Roman Catholic Church, but if passed in the Assembly is likely to become law, since acting Gov. Richard J. Codey already voted for it in his role in the state Senate when it passed that house in May 2004, said a sponsor, Sen. Joseph F. Vitale, D-Middlesex.”
New Jersey Governor Signs Law Lifting Charity Shield By Krystal Knapp, The Times of Trenton 1/6/06 Trenton “Acting Gov. Richard J. Codey signed a bill yesterday that allows victims of childhood sex abuse to sue churches, schools and other nonprofit organizations for their employees’ misconduct. The bill was opposed by the Roman Catholic Church and the New Jersey Bar Association, who both lobbied heavily against it.”

Esther’s Lost Innocence By Slobodan Dimitrov “Editors note: Over 560 claims of sexual abuse by over 245 clergy members are now pending against the Los Angeles Archdiocese alone, with over 1000 cases statewide. Last year, the Diocese of Orange settled 90 cases for $100 million. Estimates for the Los Angeles Archdiocese range up to $1 billion.”

Judge approves settlement in Kentucky clergy sex abuse case (Louisville, Kentucky-AP) 1/31/06 – A judge has approved a deal to settle hundreds of sex abuse claims against the Roman Catholic Diocese of Covington, Kentucky. Judge John Potter cited a desire by the diocese to make reparations in his ruling that approved a settlement of up to $85 million. The deal covers 361 victims who say priests abused them over a-half century in the diocese that once covered a wide swath of Kentucky.”

SNAP – The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests

Suspected Abusers Remaining in Ministry – SNAP Fact Sheet (Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests) November 11, 2003

A Path to Justice 1/18/06 “The Rev. Thomas Gumbleton, an auxiliary bishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Detroit, urged lawmakers in Ohio last week to support a bill that would put his church at great risk of embarrassment, shame and financial hardship. The bill would relax the statute of limitations on sexual abuse, granting a one-year window for lawsuits by those whose right to a day in court lapsed long ago. In Ohio and other states, advocates for the victims of abusive priests have supported this path to justice for long-hidden crimes. The bishop spoke in no official capacity and, among church leaders, he stood alone. Other bishops have lobbied strenuously against such laws, fearing ruinous litigation. They are right to be afraid; a one-year window in California led to about 800 lawsuits, including 500 in Los Angeles. The bills could easily reach hundreds of millions of dollars. But Bishop Gumbleton’s stance is right and just. He spoke not as an administrator but as a priest and, more compellingly, as a victim of abuse himself. Breaking a silence of 60 years, he revealed that he had been groped as a 15-year-old seminarian by a priest who is now dead.” Http://

Cover story – What they knew in 1985 – 17 years ago, a report on clergy sex abuse warned U.S. bishops of trouble ahead By Thomas C. Fox “As attorneys across the nation press countless clergy sex abuse cases against the church, two critical questions they most often ask are: “What did the bishop know?” and “When did he know it?” At stake is episcopal culpability. Also at stake in thousands of lawsuits, many filed and many others still being planned, is potentially billions of dollars in payments to victims. In light of these developments, a 92-page report on clergy sex abuse, distributed to the U.S. bishops in May 1985, warning them of the trouble ahead, has been repeatedly cited by victims’ attorneys as a hard measure of episcopal negligence. The document, reportedly referred to in more than 100 lawsuits, is well known to the bishops.” “At the time the men finished the final draft of the report in June 1985, they noted, more than $100 million in claims had been made against just one diocese as a result of sexual contact between a priest “and a number of minor children.” The report said the settlement for seven cases, including fees and expenses, had exceeded $5 million, and that “the average settlement for each case was nearly $500,000.” It estimated that “total projected losses for the decade” could rise to $1 billion.”

Door Kept Open for Priest-Sex Lawsuits By Jean Guccione, Times Staff Writer “A federal judge Thursday upheld the constitutionality of a California law that opened courthouse doors to more than 1,000 people who sued the Roman Catholic Church for allegedly failing to protect them from predator priests. U.S. District Court Judge William Q. Hayes in San Diego became the second judge in California to reject arguments that the law illegally interferes with the Catholic Church’s religious practices. “The failure to supervise or negligent hiring of a person that commits sexual assault does not implicate or effect any religious belief, opinion or practice,” Hayes wrote. The ruling arises from a negligence suit brought by a woman who alleged that she was repeatedly raped and sexually abused by a priest at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Escondido beginning when she was 12. Her alleged abuser, Father Victor Uboldi, is dead. She is suing the Sisters of the Precious Blood, the religious order of nuns who once ran the school. The San Diego diocese asked the court to overturn the law.”,1,6720601.story?coll=la-news-religion&ctrack=1&cset=true

House of the Accused – When priests within the Salesian order based in San Francisco were accused of sex abuse, the leaders chose to keep quiet. by Ron Russell 1/4/06 “Five of the eight Salesians listed in a recent personnel directory as holding positions of responsibility at the provincial house are also accused child molesters. One of them, Father Bernard Dabbene, who once held a prominent post as former San Francisco Archbishop William J. Levada’s chief liaison to parishes in the archdiocese, is a convicted sex offender who struck a plea bargain with prosecutors to avoid going to jail. The list does not include a defrocked former lay brother, Salvatore Billante, who served four years in prison for molesting a child and was later indicted on a whopping 181 counts of sex abuse. His post-prison charges were dropped in 2003 after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a California law extending the statute of limitation for such crimes was unconstitutional. “Rarely if ever have there been so many accused priests clustered at the heart of a single religious order,” says David Clohessy, national director of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, or SNAP, a victim advocate group.” Http://

Canada to Give $4.3B to Indigenous Groups By Beth Duff-Brown AP Writer 11/26/05 – Kelowna, British Columbia (AP) – Canada on Friday pledged $4.3 billion in a landmark deal with Indian and northern Inuit communities to help lift them from the poverty and disease that has plagued their neglected reserves for more than a century….Earlier in the week, the Canadian government proposed another $1.7 billion in payments for aboriginal victims of sexual and psychological abuse during forced Christian schooling. Some 100,000 children were required to attend residential schools over the past century in a futile and painful attempt to rid them of their native cultures and languages and integrate them into Canadian society. The legacy of sexual abuse and isolation among these children has long been cited by Indian leaders as the root cause of epidemic rates of alcoholism and drug addiction on reserves.”

Church eligible for better residential schools deal Marites N. Sison “The Anglican Church of Canada is renegotiating the terms of the 2003 residential schools agreement that it signed with the federal government following an announcement Nov. 23 of a new $1.9 billion compensation package that will be offered to tens of thousands of aboriginal Canadians who attended Indian residential schools. In its renegotiations, the Anglican church has invoked the “most favoured nation” clause in its agreement that states that if the federal government reaches more favourable terms with another denomination involved in the residential schools, Anglicans can ask for the same terms….The Anglican church operated 26 of 80 boarding schools attended by aboriginals from the mid-19th century into the 1970s. In recent years, hundreds of natives sued the church and the federal government, which owned the schools, alleging physical and sexual abuse.”

Prostitution Ring Using Children Operated In Florida 12/17/05 “Washington- Prostitution rings from New York to Hawaii forced more than 30 children as young as 12 to have sex at truck stops, hotels and brothels, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said Friday, announcing a government crackdown. Nineteen people have been arrested among 31 who have been indicted for sexual trafficking in children, taking minors across state lines for prostitution and other crimes, Gonzales said.”

from LMS Crackdown exposes Toledo as a hub of teen prostitution – Local residents provide management, muscle, recruits for national operation By Robin Erb and Roberta de Boer 1/8/06 “If the brutal world of teenage prostitution were a legitimate business, Toledo would be among its top employment agencies. It has supplied top management — iron-fisted pimps who demanded worker productivity and loyalty. It has supplied middle management — adult hookers under orders to beat discipline into underearning or renegade prostitutes. And, most shocking of all, Toledo supplied the product — girls as young as 12, sometimes kidnapped, always sold for sex.”

Parents alarmed by day care operator’s arrest – Melissa Evans 1/13/06 “Sheriff’s officials have received about 75 calls in the past three days from worried parents who used the day care services of Sylvia Jovanna Vasquez until she was arrested on suspicion of abusing three of her four adopted children. The district attorney has not filed charges against Ms. Vasquez related to any children enrolled in the day care, but some parents worry about what could have happened behind closed doors.”

Child molester was given teaching job at a fourth school By Francis Elliott, Whitehall Editor 1/15/06 “The row over sex offenders in schools erupted once more yesterday as it emerged that a convicted child molester had found work in a fourth school….Officials at the Department for Education and Skills trawling records back to the 1970s admitted that the figure of about 10 offenders currently teaching could be an “underestimate”.”

Underground network moves children from home to home By Wendy Koch, USA TODAY 1/18/06 “There are homes all across the United States that transfer kids from one place to another. No one’s keeping tabs on this. … These kids just come and go,” says Sheriff Joe Shepard of Gibson County in rural northwest Tennessee…”

Russia, U.S. Halt Activities of Adoption Firm Suspected of Human Trafficking 1/24/06 MosNews “Russia’s Prosecutor General’s office together with the U.S. law enforcement bodies have stopped the activities of an international firm suspected of trading in children. The firm Yunona was established in Napa County, California, by Russian and U.S. citizens. Russia’s deputy prosecutor general, Sergei Fridinsky, quoted by Interfax news agency, said the organization formally rendered legal services but was actually “engaged in a real children trade”.”

describes crimes Ruined lives of islanders in child sex fiasco – Falsely accused call for inquiry and apology after police close ‘black magic rituals’ case in the Western Isles Lorna Martin, Scotland editor 12/11/05 The Observer “The allegations could not have been more lurid or devastating. Eight people, including a 75-year-old grandmother, were accused of raping and sexually abusing children in black magic rituals, of wife-swapping orgies in which they dressed in robes and masks, and of sacrificing cats and chickens and drinking their blood. The case, on the God-fearing Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides, made local, national and international news. But on Thursday the Scottish Crown Office and Northern Constabulary quietly confirmed that the case was now closed.” “Two months ago, a report by Scotland’s social work inspection agency concluded that the three girls had indeed been subjected to a decade of horrendous sexual, physical and emotional abuse. The 162-page report said that one girl was so hungry she ate cat food. Another had no shoes to wear, and another slept in a cupboard. Physical neglect had included beds soaked in urine and animals roaming freely through the house. When the report was published there were calls for the case to be reopened, but last week the Crown Office and Northern Constabulary said it was now firmly closed.”,6903,1664702,00.html


April 7. 2006 – Survivorship conference in Oakland CA. – “Trauma, Recovery, and Spirituality: The Psychological, Physiological, and Spiritual Sequelae of Extreme Trauma and the Journey to Recovery.” Information:

June 3, 2006 – Fourth Annual Survivorship Conference on Ritualistic Abuse – Northampton, MA Information:

Mind Control and Experimentation

Ritual Abuse: Frequently Asked Questions

The article : “Story of Survivor of Multi-generational Cult” is at :

The article : Story of Survivor of Multi-generational Cult – Part Two is at :

from LMS – describes crimes Sick mom, much sicker story – Daughters asked to donate kidney to ailing mother they accused of horrific sexual abuse By Michele Mandel 1/29/06 “Almost 20 years have passed since three young sisters were taken away from their mom by a judge who ruled she had sexually abused them in what was known as the infamous Cannibalism Case. Now the girls’ birth family is desperate to find them. “We’re trying to save their mother’s life,” says their step-grandfather. “We need help.” Known as “Sharon Wells” in Ritual Abuse, the 1988 book about the infamous trial, their 45-year-old mother is suffering from kidney disease and is on a waiting list for a new kidney. And so the daughters — two of whom accused their mom of horrific abuse and satanic murders in what was Canada’s longest child welfare trial — are now being asked to come forward and give her the organ she needs to survive.” “Almost immediately, their foster mother suspected the girls had been sexually abused after seeing their inflamed genitalia. Within days, she was horror-struck as 7-year-old Janis and 5-year-old Linda began telling her lurid stories of “every mortal perverted thing I ever heard tell and a lot I didn’t.” She kept a 165-page journal of the girls’ sordid claims of sexual orgies, graveside satanic murders, pornography and bestiality. They told her they were often filmed at their home or at a Hamilton TV station’s studio.”

Canada, US to probe forced-marriage allegations By Allan Dowd 12/9/05 Vancouver, British Columbia (Reuters) “U.S. and Canadian prosecutors vowed on Thursday to co-operate in pursuing allegations of sexual exploitation by a polygamist group that has settlements in both countries. Utah attorney general Mark Shurtleff met with officials in British Columbia, who are under pressure to join the United States in a crackdown on the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS). Men in the FLDS need three wives to enter highest realm of heaven, according to the group’s teachings. Polygamy is illegal in both countries but still practiced by religious sects that broke away from the Mormon church, such as the FLDS, which is believed to have about 10,000 members in Utah, Arizona, Texas and British Columbia. Shurtleff said the crackdown is aimed less at the practice of plural marriage, which polygamists say is a religious right, than against allegations about the treatment of women, including forcing young girls to marry older men.”

Ritual Abuse: An European Cross-Country Perspective by Thorsten Becker & Joan Coleman “In October 1998 the Australian government granted fugitive status and a protection visa to a German Ritual Abuse survivor who had fled fifteen years ago from a cult involved in child pornography and child-traffikking.”

Supreme Court Won’t Dismiss Holocaust Case Against Vatican Bank – AP 1/18/06 “The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to consider blocking lawsuits brought on behalf of thousands of gypsies, Jews, Serbs and others who claim the Vatican Bank received valuables stolen by Nazi sympathizers during World War II. Lawyers for the Vatican Bank, which is the financial arm of the Roman Catholic Church, had argued that American courts should not deal with the claims.”

Governor Granholm Signs Legislation to Strengthen Penalties for Torture 1/3/06 Lansing “Governor Jennifer M. Granholm today signed legislation that will, for the first time, make torture a criminal act in Michigan and provide penalties of up to life imprisonment for persons convicted under the new statute.  The laws become effective on March 1, 2006. “The torture of a fellow human being is one of the most heinous crimes a person can commit,” said Granholm.  “I am proud to sign legislation that will provide prosecutors with the tools they need to ensure that anyone who would commit this type of reprehensible act is punished appropriately.”,1607,7-168-23442_21974-133334–,00.html

from LMS Hearing requested in nun’s 1980 death – Review of priest’s statements sought 1/19/06 “Attorneys for the Rev. Gerald Robinson have asked for a hearing in Lucas County Common Pleas Court to resolve questions about statements the priest gave to police in 1980. The request was among the motions filed in the murder trial of Father Robinson, who is accused in the fatal stabbing death of Sister Margaret Ann Pahl on Easter weekend 1980 in a chapel at the former Mercy Hospital near downtown Toledo. Defense attorneys who are representing the priest want to know whether police taped an interview with Father Robinson on April 18, 1980, or if they have supplemental notes, reports, or summaries of his statements. The motion said a hearing was needed, in part, for the court to review whether Father Robinson’s constitutional rights were violated or if any irregularities occurred that would be grounds for having the case dismissed.”

Prosecutors now say killing of nun wasn’t premeditated AP Toledo, Ohio “Prosecutors who have accused a priest of stabbing a nun to death in 1980 now say the killing was not premeditated, according to a court filing. A motion filed in Lucas County Court dropped the words “with prior calculation and design” from a grand jury’s indictment. The filing also would reduce the original aggravated murder charge to murder. The Rev. Gerald Robinson is accused of strangling and stabbing Sister Margaret Ann Pahl in a 1980 Easter weekend killing that investigators have described as ritualistic. The priest and the nun worked together at a hospital.”

Retired officer speaks out about Gerald Robinson case By Michael Brooks “The sight of the mutilated body of Sister Margaret Ann Pahl is the darkest memory in the mind of retired Toledo Police officer Dave Davison.” “Davison said the delays are part of a strategy to “fix” the case. “What they are doing is waiting for the interest to die until Robinson’s not the flavor of the month anymore,” he said. “They are also hoping the guy dies before April so it saves everyone the embarrassment of a public trial.” “”Davison recently spoke to Toledo Free Press after hearing prosecutors amended the indictment against Robinson, removing the words “with prior calculation and design” from the original grand jury indictment. “The prosecutor’s office, by removing the premeditated murder stipulation, is leaving the door wide open for Robinson to take an Alford plea,” he said. “He’s going to walk. Whatever sentence they do give him, they are going to put him on shock probation. They are not required to make this public, either.”

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Project Paperclip: Dark side of the Moon By Andrew Walker BBC News “Sixty years ago the US hired Nazi scientists to lead pioneering projects, such as the race to conquer space. These men provided the US with cutting-edge technology which still leads the way today, but at a cost….Truman had expressly ordered that anyone found “to have been a member of the Nazi party and more than a nominal participant in its activities, or an active supporter of Nazism militarism” would be excluded. Under this criterion even von Braun himself, the man who masterminded the Moon shots, would have been ineligible to serve the US. A member of numerous Nazi organisations, he also held rank in the SS. His initial intelligence file described him as “a security risk”. And von Braun’s associates included: Arthur Rudolph , chief operations director at Nordhausen, where 20,000 slave labourers died producing V-2 missiles. Led the team which built the Saturn V rocket. Described as “100 per cent Nazi, dangerous type”. Kurt Debus , rocket launch specialist, another SS officer. His report stated: “He should be interned as a menace to the security of the Allied Forces.” Hubertus Strughold , later called “the father of space medicine”, designed Nasa’s on-board life-support systems. Some of his subordinates conducted human “experiments” at Dachau and Auschwitz, where inmates were frozen and put into low-pressure chambers, often dying in the process. All of these men were cleared to work for the US, their alleged crimes covered up and their backgrounds bleached by a military which saw winning the Cold War, and not upholding justice, as its first priority.”

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Computer chips get under skin of enthusiasts – Reuters 1/6/06 By Jamie McGeever New York “Forgetting computer passwords is an everyday source of frustration, but a solution may literally be at hand — in the form of computer chip implants. With a wave of his hand, Amal Graafstra, a 29-year-old entrepreneur based in Vancouver, Canada, opens his front door. With another, he logs onto his computer. Tiny radio frequency identification (RFID) computer chips inserted into Graafstra’s hands make it all possible.”

from LMS Agent Orange use worse’ than thought By Ian Elliot 1/13/06 “Local News – A group concerned about the use of toxic Agent Orange and other chemicals by the Canadian military says that the problem is much larger than the government has ever admitted. Led by Ken Dobbie of Kingston, who was exposed to the defoliant while clearing brush at CFB Gagetown in 1966 as a teenager and is sick to this day, the Agent Orange Association of Canada will announce today that much larger amounts of the chemical than previously acknowledged were used in this country, and that thousands of people were exposed to the spray.”

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Kim Kubal, a ritual abuse and torture survivor, is writing a book entitled “Power to Heal”. She would love to receive submissions from survivors on their healing journey from ritual abuse to recovery. At the end of each story, please elaborate on one or two healing tools which have been most helpful to their recovery. She is also looking for practitioners to contribute healing tools which they have used in working with survivors, as well as caregivers and/or spouses of survivors who would like to share their story in helping a survivor heal from the trauma of ritual abuse. Kim would like to have each story in approximately one page to one and a half pages in length. It can be written with a pseudonym or with a real name. The deadline for these stories is March 2006. Kim Kubal’s email address is: Please send the submission as an attachment. This book is to help survivors, loved ones of survivors and the therapeutic community, and to educate the general public on ritual abuse/torture, and recovery from this abuse. As always, please use caution contacting any resource mentioned in this newsletter.

The “Managing Ourselves” series of workbooks for people with dissociative disorders are now available through our new website on mindfulness at New mailing address: 1113 Murfreesboro Road, Suite 106, #339 Franklin, TN 37064. As always, please use caution when contacting any resource listed in this newsletter.

Unlocking Buried Secrets by Victorious Heart is a book written to help survivors of satanic ritual abuse. It is an autobiography written in chronological order of what the author can remember of their life and abuse. Book printed by Pandora Press, Kitchener, Ont. Canada. For information on the book, see Community Justice Initiatives, Kitchener, Ont. Canada, http: // ISBN 0-9731230-1-X As always, please use caution when contacting any resource listed in this newsletter.

Journal Articles

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Study shows complex link between abuse and eating disorders by Craig Chamberlain 12/19/05 Champaign, Ill. “Women who were victims of childhood sexual abuse have long been assumed to be at a higher risk for eating disorders. The results of research, however, have been mixed, with some studies showing a link and others none. A recently published study of college-age women shows there is a connection between the two, though not a direct one. Childhood sexual abuse is not a significant risk factor on its own, but it is when combined with psychological distress (depression or anxiety) and a condition of emotional disconnection known as alexithymia, say study authors Anita Hund and Dorothy Espelage, both with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. “Those factors appear to play an important role not only in how eating disorders get started, but more importantly in how they keep going,” according to Hund, a doctoral student in educational psychology at Illinois and the lead author of the study, published in the October issue of the Journal of Counseling Psychology.”

from LMS CNY gets serious about juvenile sex offenders 1/22/06 by Greg Munno and Cammi Clark “Random sexual assaults by adult strangers rivet the imaginations of fearful parents. But of the more than 78,000 U.S. children a year who are sexually abused, most are abused by people they know, and as many as half are abused by other minors, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.”

The PTSD Recovery Workbook for Women Survivors of Sexual Abuse and Partners is now available. The price is $19.95. To order send check or money order to CJ Wilson. PO Box 19161, Oklahoma City, OK  73144 As always, please use caution when contacting any resource listed in this newsletter.

“The Healing & Arts Studio, Inc. is a 501(C)(3), non-profit, public charity run for and by healing adult survivors of childhood abuse.  We currently operate The Healing & Arts Gallery & Gift Shop and produce The Healing Times, a free survivor newsletter.”

The British Journal of Psychiatry (2005) 186: 121-125 © 2005 The Royal College of Psychiatrists – Impact of childhood abuse on the clinical course of bipolar disorder Jessica L. Garno, PhD, Joseph F. Goldberg, MD, Paul Michael Ramirez, PhD and Barry A. Ritzler, PhD….Results Histories of severe childhood abuse were identified in about half of the sample and were associated with early age at illness onset. Abuse subcategories were strongly inter-related. Severe emotional abuse was significantly associated with lifetime substance misuse comorbidity and past-year rapid cycling. Logistic regression indicated a significant association between lifetime suicide attempts and severe childhood sexual abuse. Multiple forms of abuse showed a graded increase in risk for both suicide attempts and rapid cycling. Conclusions Severe childhood trauma appears to have occurred in about half of patients with bipolar disorder, and may lead to more complex psychopathological manifestations.”

from LMS Scientists try to alter traumatic memories – Therapies use drugs, mental exercises to change the way your brain recalls bad events – Sharon Kirkey, The Ottawa Citizen 12/30/05 “”Canadian scientists are working on a way to alter traumatic thoughts. McGill University researchers in Montreal are using a common blood pressure drug to make “fixed” bad memories unstable and as pliable as playdough. The experiments build on a five-year-old discovery that the sheer act of recalling an emotionally charged memory returns the memory to a state where it can be tampered with or stopped from “reconsolidating.”

Ending an awful irony 1/25/06 “Until a new California law went into effect, the ‘incest exception’ allowed many child sex abusers to go free. By Jane Ellen Stevens…Among hundreds of new laws that went into effect at the beginning of the month in California, one quietly ended a sordid era in which a class of convicted child sex abusers never served jail time, and the children they abused were often forced to help in their attempts at rehabilitation. This sorry chapter in the state’s history began in 1981, when an “incest exception” law was passed by the Legislature. It allowed judges to grant probation to men (and women) even though they had been convicted of abusing their sons, daughters, stepchildren, nephews, nieces, cousins or grandchildren, all because incest was deemed different — and less criminal — than “stranger” pedophilia.”,0,4447583.story?coll=la-news-comment-opinions

Child Abuse Experts Unite by Barbara Pash 1/20/06 “They’ve challenged the Academy Awards They’ve changed Super Bowl history. They’ve blogged about the Michael Jackson trial. Joyanne Silberg is happy to recount some of the triumphs of the Leadership Council on Child Abuse and Interpersonal Violence, an organization of professionals she helped to found.” “Dr. Silberg goes to the Council Web site. She is insistent that the reporter get a copy of the “eight common myths about child sexual abuse.” They are: 1. Normal-appearing, well-educated, middle-class people don’t molest children. 2. People are too quick to believe an abuser is guilty, even if there is no supporting evidence. 3. Child molesters molest indiscriminately. 4. Children who are being abused would immediately tell their parents. 5. Children who are being abused will show physical evidence of abuse. 6. Hundreds of innocent men and women have been falsely accused and sent to prison for molesting children. 7. If asked about abuse, children tend to exaggerate and are prone to make false accusations. 8. By using repeated interviews, therapists or police can easily implant false memories and cause false accusations among children of any age.”

from BO Prevalence of childhood sexual abuse among incarcerated males in county jail. Johnson RJ, Ross MW, Taylor WC, Williams ML, Carvajal RI, Peters RJ. Child Abuse Negl. 2006 Jan 10 “Of the 100 male inmates who participated in this study, 59% reported experiencing some form of sexual abuse before puberty, and all such instances occurred before or at the age of 13 years. The first episode of childhood sexual abuse began at an average age of 9.6 years (SD=2.4), and ended at an average age of 13.0 years (SD=2.3). Kissing and touching without intercourse (64%) was the common pattern of sexual abuse experience reported. The total number of perpetrators was 165, with 10% male and 90% female. Friends (n=72) and family (n=56) were the most frequent perpetrators. CONCLUSION: Childhood sexual abuse may be more prevalent among inmates than among males in the general population. These results show a high percentage of inmates who report a history of childhood sexual abuse; this rate is higher than those reported by other studies for incarcerated males.” The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing, USA.

from BO Prevalence of abuse in fibromyalgia and other rheumatic disorders at a specialized clinic in rheumatic diseases in Guatemala City. Castro I, Barrantes F, Tuna M, Cabrera G, Garcia C, Recinos M, Espinoza LR, Garcia-Kutzbach A. J Clin Rheumatol. 2005 Jun; 11(3):140-145. “RESULTS: The prevalence of abuse was significantly more common in the rheumatic disease group than in the control group (48.1% versus 15%, P < 0.001). The prevalence of abuse among the groups was as follows: 70.7% of patients with FM reported abuse (24.3% verbal, 60.9% physical, and 14.8% sexual), 35.1% of patients with RA (rheumatoid arthritis) had a history of abuse (42.3% verbal, 30.7% physical, and 0% sexual), whereas 41.8% of patients with STRD (soft tissue rheumatic disease) reported abuse (43.4% verbal, 43.4% physical, and 0% sexual). When comparing the 3 groups, patients with FM showed a higher prevalence of abuse (P < 0.05). The abuse was usually longstanding (range, 1-10 years), and most abusers were close family members. CONCLUSION: Abuse, both physical and psychologic, was significantly increased in our rheumatic disease population, especially in patients with FM.” Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, Louisiana; Department of Internal Medicine, Section of Rheumatology, University Francisco Marroguin, Guatemala City, Guatemala.