Issue 69 – July 2006

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Issue 69 – July 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

Abuse secrecy continues, critics say by Dalia Hatuqa, Medill News Service “A victim’s support group was outraged Tuesday that the Joliet Diocese has released what the group claims is an incomplete list of priests accused of sexually abusing children. “Some names (of abusive priests) were omitted and we find that troubling,” said Barbara Blaine, president of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests. “It’s disappointing that it takes so much pressure for church leaders to take this minimal step that might help protect children.” The Roman Catholic Diocese of Joliet posted a list of the names of 22 priests involved in the scandal on its Web site on Monday but omitted the names of clergymen who were accused of abusing minors in other places. “The list includes only those priests against whom a credible allegation was made while they were serving in the Joliet Diocese, not while they were serving elsewhere,” said diocesan spokesman Tom Kerber. The list excluded the name of the Rev. Gary Berthiaume, who served with Joliet Bishop Joseph Imesch at a Michigan parish in the 1970s. Kerber said those allegations occurred “while (Berthiaume) was serving in another diocese,” but Blaine said his name was excluded because “he’s a close friend of Bishop Imesch.” Berthiaume was convicted of sexual abuse in 1978 and spent six months in jail. Imesch allowed him back into the Joliet Diocese in 1987.”

Details on 11 Priests Missing in ’04 Report Mahony’s disclosure on sex abuse claims left out information on clerics who stayed in ministry. By Jean Guccione and William Lobdell, Times Staff Writers 4/20/06 “Cardinal Roger M. Mahony acknowledged to Los Angeles Catholics in his 2004 “Report to the People of God” that he left five priests in ministry despite complaints that they had molested children. But a Times analysis of church records released since then shows that he left 11 other priests in ministry for periods up to 13 years after parishioners raised concerns about inappropriate behavior with children.”,0,4058589.story?coll=la-home-local

Church battling plans to ease abuse lawsuits 4/13/06 By Richard Willing, USA TODAY “The Catholic Church is having early success in fighting proposals in state legislatures that would permit people claiming they were sexually abused as children to sue priests and other church officials long after the alleged offenses occurred. Measures proposed in nine states would suspend statutes of limitation and allow lawsuits to be filed regardless of when an alleged offense took place. The proposals are patterned on a 2003 California law that allowed a one-year window for suits to be filed there without regard to the statute of limitations. Since March, aggressive lobbying by the church helped to bottle up such a measure in a state Senate committee in Maryland, and to alter the language of an Ohio bill to rule out new lawsuits. A bill in Colorado’s Legislature is being debated, but it’s a long shot because of intense Catholic opposition, the bill’s supporters say. The church is gearing up to fight proposals in Delaware, Hawaii, Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.”

Sex-abuse bill dies as session ends… 5/9/06 By Kyle Henley Denver – Colorado lawmakers coasted to a finish Monday, putting the wraps on the 2006 General Assembly session two days early….”The biggest event of the last day, the 118th day, was what lawmakers didn’t do. Sen. Ron Tupa, D-Boulder, opted against a final vote on embattled legislation that would have lifted the statute of limitations on lawsuits in childhood sexual abuse. It was largely aimed at giving victims of clergy abuse a shot at suing their abuser or the Roman Catholic Church for failing to protect them when the abuse was brought forward. It was not limited to churches, however, and would have let victims sue any public or private institution.”

Sex abuse bill in doubt – House soundly rejects compromise in favor of original By Jean Torkelson, Rocky Mountain News 5/5/06 “The House resoundingly rejected a compromise late Thursday on a controversial child sex abuse bill that leaves the fate of the measure in doubt. Lawmakers earlier Thursday ripped out the most contentious feature of the child sex abuse bill – a one-year window that would have allowed alleged victims to sue for incidents stretching back to 1971. Under the revised bill, a childhood sex abuse victim would have had until age 53 to sue, almost 30 years longer than current law allows. The Senate passed the revised bill 18-17. But as the clock neared 11 p.m., House members trampled the compromise bid on a 63-2 vote.”,2777,DRMN_23906_4675655,00.html

Hearing set in sex abuse cases By Jean Torkelson, Rocky Mountain News 5/30/06 “Attorneys for the 29 men and one woman who have sued the Archdiocese of Denver, claiming they were molested as youths by two former priests, are expected to join church lawyers today in Denver District Court to discuss how to proceed with the cases.”

Abuse bill passes without ‘look-back’ By Bill Frogameni 5/5/06 “After a heated tussle among Ohio’s Catholic bishops, advocates for survivors of clerical sex abuse and lawmakers, an amended bill passed the state legislature March 29 without the controversial “look-back” provision that would have allowed victims to sue the church for incidents dating back as far as 35 years….The original SB 17 passed Ohio’s Senate unanimously in March 2005, but languished in the House Judiciary committee for a year, stalled by the look-back provision, a one-year grace period for filing civil suits covered by the statute of limitations. With current law, the statute of limitations in civil cases expires two years after the alleged victim turns 18. The new version of SB 17 extends the statute 12 years beyond majority. The original bill extended it to 20.”

Norfolk County : Sylvestre Court Hearing put on Hold 4/18/06 “The case of a retired priest facing numerous sex abuse charges is on hold until May 31. Eighty-two-year-old Charles Sylvestre who was a preist in Port Dover’s St Cecila for 3 year faces sexual assault charges dating back to 1954. Crown Attorney Paul Bailey said seven new alleged victims have come forward, raising the number of complainants to 45….The charges stem from when Sylvestre was a priest with various parishes within the Diocese of London between 1954 and 1985.”

‘Pentagon Papers’ of Catholic Church Reveal Clerical Sexual Abuse Has Been Shrouded in Secrecy for Centuries 4/21/2006 Los Angeles, April 21 /U.S. Newswire/ “As moviegoers await the release of the fictional thriller “The DaVinci Code,” the authentic existence of secrecy within the Catholic Church is exposed in “Sex, Priests, and Secret Codes: The Catholic Church’s 2,000-Year Paper Trail of Sexual Abuse” (Volt Press, $29.95). Authors Thomas P. Doyle, A.W.R. Sipe and Patrick J. Wall provide extensive documentation – much of which has never before been published – indicating that sexual abuse of minors and vulnerable adults by Catholic clergy not only spans the Church’s history, but has in fact, been well-known and protected by its hierarchy for centuries. It illustrates the depth of the Church’s awareness of this issue; its concerns, failures and tactics for addressing the problem; and its methods of keeping it secret.”

High court won’t interfere with subpoenas Toni Locy AP Washington “The Supreme Court on Monday refused to interfere in a California prosecutor’s efforts to obtain confidential counseling records kept by the Catholic Church on two priests under investigation for molesting children. The justices, without comment, declined to hear the church’s appeal of a state court ruling that permitted the Los Angeles district attorney to subpoena records generated by the bishop and the priests in dealing with concerns about child sexual abuse. The subpoenas are significant because similar records are being sought in hundreds of lawsuits filed by sexual abuse victims across the nation. According to the church’s filing, counseling records are being sought in more than 500 victims’ lawsuits in California alone.”

Sex abuse cases heading for court 4/17/2006 by William McCall, Portland, Ore. (AP) “After stopping a flood of priest sex abuse lawsuits with the first bankruptcy ever filed by a Roman Catholic diocese two years ago, nearly 130 cases are now heading for court.”

Sex Abuse Cases Against Portland Archdiocese Set for Court 4/21/06 “Some 128 sex abuse charges filed against the Portland Archdiocese are heading to court after church officials and alleged victims failed to reach a settlement agreement by the April 17 deadline….The archdiocese has already spent more than $53 million in settlements to victims of priest sex abuse. Catholic News Service estimates that the cost of clerical sexual abuse to the Catholic Church is over $1.5 billion so far, according to Catholic Online, but some experts believe the cumulative cost is significantly higher.”

Canadian Catholic diocese judged public body in sex abuse inquiry By Deborah Gyapong 5/3/2006 Catholic News Service ( Ottawa, Canada – The judge presiding over an inquiry into allegations of child sexual abuse has ruled that a local Catholic diocese is a public institution – a decision that delights alleged victims but concerns others. In a ruling handed down May 1, Justice G. Normand Glaude said that in response to abuse allegations in Cornwall, Ontario, the Diocese of Alexandria-Cornwall “is allegedly one of the most significant players in this matter.” In a May 1 statement, Glaude said the diocese is a public institution because of its objectives “such as providing assistance to the poor, strengthening and promoting education, promoting community values, and the elimination of disease and sickness.”

Suit: Priests shared sex abuse victims Chicago Tribune 4/24/06 “A lawsuit filed Monday against the Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago alleges that two priests–both now dead–had an arrangement to share children whom they were sexually abusing. The plaintiff, a 38-year-old suburban man, alleges he was abused in the late 1970s but did not remember it until he read an article about abusive priests in October 2003. That article described an $8 million settlement with victims of a dozen Chicago priests, including Rev. Kenneth Ruge and Rev. Robert Becker.”

Holy See Halts Investigation of Legionary Founder – Invited to “a Reserved Life,” Father Maciel Accepts Ruling “With Faith” Vatican City 5/19/06 ( The Holy See won’t continue with a canonical investigation into accusations against Father Marcial Maciel, founder of the Legionaries of Christ, and has invited him to renounce all public ministry. A communiqué issued today by the Vatican press office said that “since 1998, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has received accusations, which were already made public in part,” against Father Maciel, 86, “for offenses reserved to the exclusive competency of the dicastery.”

Vatican disciplines Legionaries founder after sex abuse review By Nicole Winfield, AP 5/19/06 “Vatican City -The Vatican said Friday it had asked the Mexican founder of the conservative order Legionaries of Christ to renounce celebrating public Masses and live a life of “prayer and penance” following its investigation into allegations he sexually abused seminarians. The Legionaries said in a statement that the Rev. Marcial Maciel, while declaring himself innocent of charges spanning several decades, accepted the Vatican decision “with faith, complete serenity and tranquility of conscience.””

Editorial: The sad truth about Maciel 5/19/06 “The decision by the Vatican in the case of Fr. Marciel Maciel Degollado, founder of the Legionaries of Christ, that he be restricted in his public ministry after being found guilty of multiple acts of sexual abuse spanning decades brings some resolution to a particularly disturbing chapter in recent church history.”

Minister beat girl with stick, cops say – Pastor didn’t believe story she was molested, Elgin authorities allege By Jeff Long and Ofelia Casillas, Freelance reporter Mark Shuman contributed to this report 5/12/06 “The pastor of an Elgin church has been charged with battery after it was alleged that he repeatedly used a piece of wood to discipline a 12-year-old girl. Police said the girl’s mother took her to the pastor because she doubted the girl’s claim that she was being sexually abused by another man. Elgin police said Thursday they believe the girl’s original allegations are true.”,0,598694.story?coll=chi-news-hed

Priest faces more sex allegations 6/1/06 By Jane Sims, Free Press Justice Reporter – Chatham “Nearly four dozen women now allege they were sexually assaulted decades ago by a Roman Catholic priest. Charles Sylvestre, 84, of Belle River, faces 61 sex-related charges involving 47 women, a court heard yesterday. Sylvestre, who is retired, was a parish priest in London, Sarnia, Chatham, Pain Court, Windsor and Port Dover.”

Priest Removed From Post After Speaking About Abuse – Church Strips Away Sacramental Duties 5/18/06 “Boston – A priest was removed from his post after he spoke out about being sexually abused as a seminarian. NewsCenter Five’s Amalia Barreda reported Thursday that the Rev. James Moran’s openness cost him his life’s vocation….Moran, 60, is a priest in title only. His sacramental duties were stripped away within hours after he revealed in a homily during Holy Week that he was raped when he was a 25-year-old seminarian assigned to Sacred Heart Parish in Roslindale. His alleged attacker is the Rev. Anthony Laurano, who is now 81 years old. Laurano is charged with rape of a child and indecent assault on a mentally retarded person.”

Canada settles abuse case that spanned generations – First Nations Indians mistreated while at church-run schools Clifford Krauss, New York Times 4/27/06 “Toronto — In a long-delayed conclusion to a dark chapter of Canadian history, negotiators have reached an agreement to compensate 80,000 Canadian Indians who attended a government-financed school system, where many of them suffered physical and sexual abuse.”

Diocese asks court to bar ex-priest from chapel, cites sex abuse claims 5/18/06 By David Yonke “The Toledo Catholic Diocese has taken the unusual step of going to court to keep a former priest away from a West Toledo chapel because children are nearby. A civil complaint filed in Toledo Municipal Court seeks to prevent Chet Warren, who was barred from ministry over allegations of child sexual abuse, from entering a secluded chapel at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church on Bellevue Road, near Bowman Park. At least eight women have accused Mr. Warren of abusing them when they were children.”

Mazzaglia: An epidemic of school sex abuse By Frank Mazzaglia 4/30/06 “Did you know that in 1998, there were 103,600 specific cases of sexual abuse against children reported to the Department of Justice? What made these incidents even more startling was they took place in the public schools!”

describes crimes They seek kids for sex: Pedophilles take advantage of younger, trusting individuals By Larry Miller “”In a grand jury report released last year, the district attorney’s office detailed its investigation of numerous cases of abuse among some local Catholic priests…..In another, a boy woke up intoxicated in a priest’s bed to find the cleric sucking on his penis while three other priests watched and masturbated themselves.”

Study: Child Porn Isn’t Illegal In Most Countries – A review of child pornography laws in 184 countries shows that more than half have no laws that address child pornography. By Thomas Claburn InformationWeek 4/6/06 “At a press conference in Washington, D.C., the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children and other participants, including Microsoft, presented a study on Thursday revealing the woeful inadequacy of child pornography laws around the world. ICMEC’s global policy review of child pornography laws in 184 Interpol-member countries showed that more than half have no laws that specifically address child pornography, and in many others the existing laws are insufficient.”

Aid workers ‘using under-age African girls for sex’ 5/8/06 “Girls as young as 12 in Liberia are regularly having sex with men – often humanitarian workers and peace-keeping soldiers – in return for money or food, a British charity revealed today. The girls “sell sex” or get involved in “man business” to gain essential goods to help their impoverished families survive.”

from LMS – Network that exploits children uncovered 5/29/06 AP Rome “Authorities across Europe arrested 41 Bulgarians on Monday after Italian police uncovered a network that exploited hundreds of children sold by impoverished families in the eastern European country, officials said. The arrests took place in northern Italy, Bulgaria, Germany and Austria, and an additional 75 people were placed under investigation, said Carabinieri paramilitary police in the northeastern Italian town of Trieste.”

Italian paedophilia ring targets migrants, soccer kids: police 4/20/06 “Italian police have arrested 18 people linked to a paedophilia ring that lured children from an immigrant camp and a soccer club for sex at apartments in Rome. At least 200 children between the ages of 8 and 16 were abused. Police said they had identified 40 of the victims, mostly poor children and orphans who had begged on city streets until they were drawn into the sex trade.”

Child Pornography: Model Legislation & Global Review 2006


2006 SNAP National Conference – July 21 – 23, 2006 – Jersey City, NJ

Mind Control and Experimentation

describes crimes 6/30/05 Last Exit to Ponchatoula “It’s beginning to look as though another demonstrable case of ritual abuse is about to be mishandled by American law. The Hosanna Church paedophile ring will be tried upon the word of three abused children, while confessions of occult motive and corroborating evidence are being written out of the record: What is missing from the court case as it stands are the allegations of occult activity as the motive for the sexual abuse of children and animals, he said. No physical evidence of the occult, such as pentagrams drawn on the floor and spell books were ever found, Tangipahoa Parish sheriff’s Detective Mike DePhillips told the court. “You heard today that they couldn’t find any evidence of the occult, so that is a dead issue,” said Assistant Public Defender Reginald McIntyre, who represents defendants Paul Fontenot and Patricia Pierson. No pentagrams? Just last month, The New York Times reported that clear imprints of pentagrams, showing attempts at erasure, had been found on the floor of the church youth hall. No evidence? Upon accused Nicole Bernard’s April confession to the FBI, she “directed authorities to her storage unit, containing videotapes and nine bin liners full of masks and robes for use in the ceremonies. Also, she described performing oral sex on her infant daughter as part of the child’s dedication.” No motive? The confessions were of crimes that had occult motive. Detectives were told by church members that “they carried out the practices for years as part of a devil-worshipping ritual involving cat blood.” Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards said “This is hard to talk about and harder to believe, but some of the suspects have told us their intention in all of this was devil worshipping.” describes crimes – South African police accused of ignoring ritual murders Stephen Bevan in Pretoria 3/26/06 “Even in a country grown accustomed to horrific acts of violence, it is a crime that still shocks. ”Muti murder”, in which human body parts are removed to be used in traditional “medicine”, is increasing in South Africa – but victims’ families complain that the police too often ignore it.”

from LMS Convicted priest’s legal woes aren’t over – Civil lawsuit accuses cleric of rape and torture from ’68 to ’75 5/14/06 By David Yonke “The murder trial of Roman Catholic priest Gerald Robinson ended with a dramatic conviction Thursday, but the verdict did not mark the end of legal proceedings for the retired Toledo cleric. As Robinson sits in Lucas County jail awaiting transfer to an Ohio prison, a civil lawsuit against the 68-year-old priest is scheduled for a pretrial conference June 5 before Lucas County Common Pleas Judge Ruth Ann Franks. A Toledo-area woman in her 40s, who filed anonymously as Jane Doe with her husband as co-plaintiff Spouse Doe, alleges in the suit that she was raped and tortured in ritual abuse by Robinson when she was a young girl. The civil suit also names the Toledo Catholic Diocese as a defendant.”

Some urge prosecutor to dig deeper into case – Diocese faces claims of impeding Robinson investigation By Erica Blake “Lucas County Prosecutor Julia Bates declined to say yesterday whether the conviction of Gerald Robinson could lead to obstruction charges against other members of the Toledo Catholic Diocese in the slaying of Sister Margaret Ann Pahl. Cold-case investigators probing the 26-year-old homicide have said they believe some local Catholic officials misled them in 2004 during their reopened investigation into the 71-year-old nun’s death on April 5, 1980. While the prosecutor would not discuss the matter, some in the community are calling on her office to delve deeper into the case.”

Ohio Priest Guilty In Nun’s Bloody Slaying 5/11/06 Toledo, Ohio “After six hours of deliberations, a jury in Lucas County Common Pleas Court found a priest guilty of killing a nun in a Toledo hospital chapel in 1980….Judge Thomas Osowik immediately sentenced Robinson, 68, to the mandatory term of 15 years to life in prison. That means he will be eligible for parole after 15 years.”

The case against Rev. Robinson: What the jury didn’t hear By Harriet Ryan Court TV Toledo, Ohio — The jury that convicted the Rev. Gerald Robinson Thursday listened to 41 witnesses during the three-week trial, but they did not hear every piece of information authorities uncovered in the course of their investigation….S&M allegation. In 2003, a nun told a diocesan panel that she was sexually abused by Robinson when she was 15. She claimed that another priest paid her father to let Robinson engage her in sadomasochistic acts involving a whip. The same woman also alleged she was raped repeatedly as a girl during satanic rituals led by priests. Authorities have not been able to substantiate or disprove her charges. Occult book. When police searched Robinson’s home in 2004, they found a pamphlet entitled “The Occult.” Many passages were underlined, including one describing a black Mass in which “an innocent” was used as an altar. The booklet was published by a Catholic group in the 1970s, before the murder, but it was unclear whether Robinson obtained it before or after the murder.”

Priest named in lawsuit that alleges ritual abuse by Mark Reiter 4/21/05 “A Toledo Roman Catholic diocesan priest charged in the 1980 slaying of a nun was accused yesterday in a civil lawsuit of repeatedly torturing and raping a young girl in ritual abuse ceremonies at a north-side church. An unidentified woman claims she was the victim of bizarre demonizing ceremonies conducted by the Rev. Gerald Robinson and other clergy nearly 40 years ago in the basement of St. Adalbert Parish on Warsaw Street…..Father Robinson, who is scheduled to go on trial in October for the aggravated murder of Sister Margaret Ann Pahl; Gerald Mazuchowski, a former lay minister; the diocese; St. Adalbert Parish; the Oblates of St. Francis De Sales, Inc., and fifteen “John Does” were named as defendants…..The woman said she recognized Father Robinson as being among the men who allegedly molested her from 1968 to 1975 upon the priest’s arrest in April, 2004, for the murder of the nun, and the subsequent media attention that was generated by the case, specifically a television broadcast on the investigation that aired April 23, 2004…..Mr. Davis said the newspaper report in which Mr. Mazuchowski’s admitted his involvement with the group know as Sisters of Assumed Mary, or SAM, stirred memories of conversations in which she recalled her abusers using names of women. The woman said the abuse included chanting of Satanic verses, cutting her with a knife as a sacrifice to Satan, drawing an upside-down cross on her abdomen, and forcing her to drink the blood of sacrificed animals, such as a rabbit. She said the men dressed in nun’s clothing and performed the rituals while she was on a table. They restrained her if she tried to leave. In addition to being raped and molested, the woman also alleges that she was forced to perform sexual acts on the men. She said the abuse escalated dramatically as the sessions continued ,to the point of including putting lighted matches to her feet and the corner of her eyes. She said the abuse took place in the basement of the church until 1972 when it was moved to an undisclosed wooded area.”

from LMS Priest seen near chapel on day of murder, two testify; prosecution rests By David Yonke “The prosecution rested this afternoon in the murder trial of the Rev. Gerald Robinson, but not before two witnesses testified that they saw the priest near the chapel of Mercy Hospital on the Holy Saturday morning when Sister Margaret Ann Pahl was slain 26 years ago. The 68-year-old priest told police that he never left his hospital apartment that morning until receiving a call that a nun had been killed.”

describes crimes Witness: Nun’s killer was expert in Catholic rites By Harriet Ryan, Court TV 5/1/06 Toledo, Ohio (Court TV) — An expert in Roman Catholic rituals testified Monday that the murder of a nun in a chapel 26 years ago was committed by someone with specialized knowledge of the church’s rites and symbols….Sr. Margaret Ann Pahl, 71, was strangled and stabbed to death in the sacristy of the Mercy Hospital chapel on the morning before Easter. Her undergarments were pulled down around her ankles and her dress pushed up, exposing her genitals. She had been stabbed 31 times, including nine wounds made through the cloth in the shape of an inverted cross. Asked by prosecutor J. Christopher Anderson to identify ritualistic aspects in the crime, Grob sighed and said, “Where does one begin?” He said that in eyes of the church, a nun was a virgin wed to God and that by leaving Sr. Margaret Ann naked, the killer was “defiling the bride of Christ.” He said it was consistent with satanic worship. “You take innocence and you destroy or mock it,” he said. He testified that the upside-down cross was similarly used in satanic ceremonies as an “affront to the sacred.” He said the use of the cloth showed a desire to “penetrate” the holy with the evil. He said a bloody semicircle on the victim’s forehead might be evidence that the killer performed a perverse version of the sacrament of last rites on Sr. Margaret Ann. The sacrament calls for the head and hands of a dying or gravely ill person to be anointed with oil.”;_ylt=AowI3UHz3BecupocJqb8S0pbIwgF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmNhdA

Nun’s killer used occult symbols, church expert in rituals testifies by David Yonke “A Roman Catholic priest who is an expert in church rituals and the occult testified in the Rev. Gerald Robinson’s murder trial yesterday that there were so many occult symbols surrounding Sister Margaret Ann Pahl’s murder that he believes “these aren’t random acts” but point to a ritual killing designed to mock the victim, the church, and God….The Rev. Jeffrey Grob, associate vicar for canonical services for the Archdiocese of Chicago, said after studying the case he believes the killer had “professional knowledge” of church rituals.”

Satanic Sex Abuse Claims Reopen Old Murder Case By Seamus McGraw 4/26/06 “It might have remained that way, a bizarre and unsolved mystery. But in late 2003, a woman, who by then was in her forties, delivered a four-page letter to the Toledo Diocese. In it, she outline a series of graphic allegations, involving sexual abuse, Satanic rituals, and, as it turned out, Father Robinson….As seemingly bizarre as the woman’s allegations were, they were not easy to ignore, particularly after other alleged victims came forward with similar stories of how they had been ritually abused by Catholic clerics decades earlier, though few if any of the other alleged victims identified Robinson as their attacker. But the Diocese apparently tried. According to published reports, a psychologist on the Diocese’s payroll had listened to the first woman’s complaint, and, ignoring a directive from the Diocese’s attorney, he contacted authorities. Investigators were never able to confirm her allegations, though in the years since, the Diocese has settled out of court with several of the alleged victims of the alleged Satanic coven, says Catherine Hoolahan, a lawyer who represented several of them. And since that settlement, more alleged victims have come forward she said.”

Toledo Murder Case Rekindles Debate About Ritual Abuse By Seamus McGraw 5/4/06 Toledo, Ohio (Crime Library) “It was, by all accounts, the chilling account of at least one survivor of sexual abuse at the hands of priests that triggered the investigation that led to the arrest and current trial of Gerald Robinson, a local priest charged with the ritualistic murder of 71-year-old nun in a hospital chapel 26 years ago. And yet, the allegations of ritualized sexual abuse decades ago by a handful of priests in Toledo tales of children being raped decades ago by chanting clerics in candle lit rooms, of bizarre rituals and Black Masses, of penetration with crosses and snakes have, at least thus far, failed to yield a single prosecution for pedophilia. While authorities have combed the area around Toledo searching for evidence to support the claims, originally made by one woman identified only as Jane Doe, but since echoed by other alleged victims, they have as yet not disclosed any evidence to support those allegations. But that, that doesn’t mean it didn’t happen, says Candace DeLong, a former FBI agent and criminal profiler who spent years as a psychiatric nurse. “I’m guessing it probably did happen,” DeLong said, “and there may have been some hint of a ‘devil-esque” aspect to it.” In fact, similar allegations have long been rumored and reported across the United States and elsewhere. In the week since Robinson’s trial began, Crime Library has received a flurry of correspondence from across the country, from New Mexico and California, to Pennsylvania and New Jersey, all of them detailing bizarre sexual rites performed on children, many of them now adults in middle age and beyond, and all chillingly similar in their details.”

Sex Abuse by Priest Group? “”When questioned by church officials, Jane Doe said she had been a victim of ritualistic sexual abuse by not one, but an entire group of priests. These alleged abuses supposedly took place on several occasions, in church basements and rectories. She described “cult-like ceremonies” and said children were molested and ordered to watch other youngsters being abused. As the meeting progressed, Jane Doe identified at least four clerics as her abusers. While her claims sounded ludicrous to the church review board, they did manage to catch the board’s attention when it was revealed that one of the men she named had already been ousted from the church after five other women accused him of sexual abuse. Diocese policy required that an investigation into allegations of abuse would begin in 14 days, but even though there were investigators already working for the Diocese, they were not brought into this case for nearly 8 weeks. During that time, Jane was given the run-around, being told that law enforcement had been contacted when, in fact, it had not. Eventually, two retired police officers, John Connors and Lawrence Knannlein, looked into her accusations. For nine months the two men interviewed nearly 50 people involved with the church and also spent several hours interviewing Jane. She described her allegations in detail, claiming the sexual assaults began when she was a child and involved altars, candles, and chanting.”

from LMS Nun upset at priest day before she was murdered By David Yonke “A retired Mercy Hospital housekeeper testified today that Sister Margaret Ann Pahl was so upset over the way the Rev. Gerald Robinson celebrated Good Friday Mass on April 4, 1980, that the nun clutched her hand and said, “Why do they cheat God from what belongs to him?”

from LMS Experts testify on bloodstain patterns, DNA by David Yonke 4/27/07 “Paulette Sutton, one of only five experts in the world certified in the field of bloodstain- pattern transfer analysis, testified yesterday in the Rev. Gerald Robinson’s murder trial that a number of bloody imprints on an altar cloth found at the crime scene could have been made by the priest’s letter opener.”

from LMS Weapon linked to nun’s death; coroner says letter opener fit jaw wound 4/26/06 By David Yonke “Prosecutors in the Rev. Gerald Robinson’s murder trial yesterday called a deputy coroner, a detective, and a forensic pathologist to the witness stand to build their case that a sword-shaped letter opener found in the priest’s apartment was used to kill Sister Margaret Ann Pahl 26 years ago.”

Witness Details Finding Body of Ohio Nun By John Seewer AP 4/24/06 Toledo, Ohio “The body of a nun found strangled and stabbed to death in a hospital chapel appeared to have been displayed in a ritualistic fashion, her arms and legs straight and no sign of blood, two fellow nuns testified Monday at the murder trial of a priest accused of the 1980 killing. People don’t usually die very straight,” said Sister Phyllis Ann Gerold, 68, who was president of Mercy Hospital when Sister Margaret Ann Pahl was killed. Gerold, testifying at the murder trial of Rev. Gerald Robinson, said she was eating breakfast when she heard screaming from the hospital chapel on the day before Easter. Inside the chapel, she found two or three other Roman Catholic nuns and Pahl’s body. “The horror of it,” Gerold told the court Monday when asked her first impression. “It was just such a strange scene. Strange the way her body was laid out, strange the way her clothes were arranged.””

Horror of India’s child sacrifice Navdip Dhariwal BBC News, Uttar Pradesh, India 12 April 2006 and Priest’s trial in death of nun will include talk of rituals, cults James Ewing The Plain Dealer 12 April 2006 Toledo “There are no little murders. But Gerald Robinson is about to go on trial in Toledo for one that is unusually large, judging by the interest. He is a Roman Catholic priest. The victim, Sister Margaret Ann Pahl, was a nun, and the slaying occurred more than 20 years ago, in the chapel of a hospital where they worked. The crime is anchored to Easter Sunday – the most sacred, defining day in Christendom. It occurred on Holy Saturday 1980, the day before Easter and what would have been the nun’s 72nd birthday. Robinson’s murder trial begins Monday, the day after Easter 2006, when a Lucas County Common Pleas judge begins empaneling a jury under the glare of national – and quite possibly international – media attention. And why wouldn’t the media descend? There are intimations of a ritual killing, satanic cults, organized sexual abuse and an institutional cover-up. Someone strangled and stabbed Pahl at least 30 times – the wounds defining an inverted cross. Some of her clothes were pulled off, suggesting a sexual assault.”

from LMS Jury sees murder scene; opening statements given in priest’s trial By David Yonke “The prosecution said yesterday that it plans to prove that the blade of a letter opener belonging to the Rev. Gerald Robinson, charged with murdering a nun in 1980, fits one of 31 stab wounds “like a key in a lock.””

Ritual Abuse Survivors Have Their Day in Court . . . TV by Wanda Karriker, Ph.D. 5/15/06 “In what the prosecutor considered “a classic textbook satanic cult killing,” (Toledo Blade, May 13, 2006), Father Gerald Robinson of Toledo, Ohio was convicted of murdering Sister Margaret Ann Pahl in 1980. During the trial, I was given the unique opportunity to speak on live TV about the reality of ritual abuse without being discredited, demeaned, or disbelieved by Court TV anchors Lisa Bloom and Vinnie Politan.”

describes crimes Ohio Priest to Be Tried for Nun’s Slaying By John Seewer, 4/14/06 AP Toledo, Ohio “A day before Easter in 1980, Sister Margaret Ann Pahl was found strangled and stabbed in a hospital chapel, the wounds on the nun’s chest and neck forming what investigators say resembled a cross. An altar cloth covered part of her body….There also have been whispers that a few priests, including Robinson, took part in ritual abuse ceremonies. A woman who filed a lawsuit against Robinson and other clergy members said they tortured and raped her in rituals performed in a church basement nearly 40 years ago….No charges have resulted from those claims, and police could not link any ritual abuse to Robinson, The Blade reported a year ago.”

from LMS B.C. ‘s Polygamist Breakaway Community

Polygamy Sect Leader on FBI Wanted List By AP 5/6/06 Phoenix “The fugitive leader of a polygamous sect wanted on charges in Arizona and Utah was put on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list Saturday. Warren Jeffs has not been seen publicly in nearly two years and is wanted on criminal charges of sexual conduct with a minor. He is accused of arranging marriages between underage girls and older men. Federal authorities also have added a charge of unlawful flight….The Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is based in Colorado City, Ariz., and Hildale, Utah. Polygamy is practiced openly in Colorado City, a remote enclave in Arizona on the state line with Utah. The sect split from mainstream Mormonism after the broader church renounced polygamy more than a century ago.”

Blind Eye to Culture of Abuse – Children of a polygamist sect have been exploited, molested for years By David Kelly and Gary Cohn, 5/12/06 Colorado City, Ariz. “For half a century, while polygamous members of this remote enclave engaged in widespread sexual abuse and child exploitation, government authorities on all levels did little to intervene or protect generations of victims. Here in the sparsely populated canyon lands straddling Arizona and Utah, members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, or FLDS — an offshoot of Mormonism — live by their own rules.”,0,3267921.story?coll=la-home-headlines

describes crimes Tattooed satanist gets life in jail for raping girl – Report by Sapa “Pretoria – A Judge sentenced a Pretoria tattoo artist to life imprisonment plus 60 years yesterday, which was also his 40th birthday, for abducting, raping, indecently assaulting and torturing a seven-year-old girl and her two brothers. Acting Judge Lettie Malope sentenced Robbie Classen, who sports tattoos over most of his body to life imprisonment for raping the young girl.”

describes crimes – Priest was a killer: victim By Gary Hughes 5/26/06 “The Catholic Church has accepted as substantially true allegations that a Melbourne priest took part in satanic rituals in which a number of people were murdered. The Melbourne Archdiocese paid $33,000 to the man who made the allegations as compensation for the repeated sexual and physical abuse he suffered as a child at the hands of the priest. According to documents obtained by, the Archdiocese’s independent sexual abuse investigator, barrister Peter O’Callaghan, QC, described the details of the ritualised murders and sexual abuse provided by the victim as “extraordinary”…..The Melbourne Archdiocese’s Vicar General, Monsignor Les Tomlinson, told that the independent investigator advised Victoria Police about the allegations when he first learned of them in 1999. He was told the victim had already notified police he had been sexually abused “and was a witness to murder”…..In a sworn statement given to the Archdiocese in November 1999, the victim said he was first abused as an 11-year-old by the priest in Melbourne in the early 1960s, while serving as an altar boy at the Sacred Heart Church in Sandringham and attending a Catholic school. The abuse continued for three years and included being repeatedly sexually and physically abused during what appeared to be satanic rituals by the priest and others. He said the priest, who has since died, owned at least one firearm. In his statement the 56-year-old victim, who wishes to remain anonymous, gave details of at least three deaths – a young woman, a young man and a young child – that occurred during the rituals over a number of years.”

Has articles on mind control, ritual abuse and more

“ASCA (Advocates for Survivors of Child Abuse) is a national not for profit organisation of survivors supporting other survivors. – ASCA’s door is open to anyone (over 18) who feels they have suffered abuse – physical, emotional, sexual or spiritual.”

Healing from Ritual Abuse – ASCA PO Box 141, Charlestown NSW 2290 Telephone 02 4960 8722 Fax 02 4960 8733 Support line 1300 657 380 might be heavy for survivors

Advocates for Survivors of Child Abuse – Ritual Abuse & Torture in Australia – April 2006 Includes a section on evidence for ritual abuse’s existence
“CIA Mind Control – It has all the makings of a government plot, and in this case, it happens to be true. The CIA did perform experiments with LSD as a mind-control agent. But conspiracy theorists insist it was on a much larger scale than officials ever admitted.”

Ritual Abuse-torturers: the ‘Invisible’ Abusers, ‘Non-state Actor’ Torturers, and Human Traffickers Jeanne Sarson, MEd, BScN, RN and Linda MacDonald, MEd, BN, RN – White Paper Prepared for the Following Panel Presentation: Human Trafficking in the 21 st Century – Commission on the Status of Women, February 27-March 10, 2006 United Nations Headquarters, NYC. NY. 10017

“I Danced on the Sand – A Memoir of Child Abuse, Hope and Promise,” by Anne Lincoln with accounts of child abuse and ritual abuse is now available from, 888-795-4274 x276, or ISBN 1-4134-5333-3 The book is also available at and Barnes and

The Most Secret Agent an article from Reader’s Digest – March 2006, an excerpt from “Reading the Enemy’s Mind” by Paul H. Smith (pub. Forge/Tom Doherty Associates, LLC. NY NY), is about Remote Viewing.”

U.S. Grand Lodge, Ordo Templi Orientis (A pro-OTO site) May be heavy for survivors

Satanic Ritual Abuse Excerpt from The Egyptian-Masonic-Satanic Connection by David L. Carrico this may be very heavy for survivors

Surviving Ritual Torture – A Survivor’s Site

Franklin Case – Summary

Freemasonry and the Guild System (pro-Masonic, may be heavy for survivors)

Journal Articles

Many of the journal abstract excerpts and quotes in this section of the newsletter came from the listed as BO For info. write

Echoes of Trauma: The Lifelong Health Costs of Childhood Violence and Abuse 4/18/06 12:00-1:30pm SC-4, The Capitol “Last year, almost one million American children were the victims of child abuse and neglect. For some, maltreatment is a fact of daily life, a constant state in which they live. For too many, that maltreatment will leave an indelible mark on their developing brains, a condition which must be recognized and addressed if it is to be overcome. In 1990s, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Kaiser Permanente initiated the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) study, which has interviewed over 18,000 adults about their current health status. The participants were then asked about whether they had experienced childhood trauma, including being a victim of child abuse or neglect or living in a household with domestic violence, mental illness, or substance abuse. The results of that study showed startling correlations between the incidence of childhood trauma and serious adult health problems such as tobacco use, substance abuse, obesity, cancer, heart disease and depression as well as high risk for unintended pregnancies. For example, those adults who acknowledged having experienced four or more adverse childhood events were almost 17 times more likely to have attempted suicide.”

pictures may be heavy for survivors “Anna Jennings was sexually abused when she was less than three years old. This was the first of several abuses that occurred over her lifetime, and put a confused, frightened child into a mental health system that neither recognized nor treated Anna’s real problem. Diagnosed “schizophrenic”.. she was institutionalized for more than 12 years from age 15 to 32. Although she attempted to communicate the “awful things” that had happened to her, there was no one to listen, understand or help her. She took her life on October 24, 1992, on a back ward of a state mental hospital.”

Statistics Surrounding Child Sexual Abuse “1 in 4 girls is sexually abused before the age of 18. 1 in 6 boys is sexually abused before the age of 18….An estimated 39 million survivors of childhood sexual abuse exist in America today….Fabricated sexual abuse reports constitute only 1% to 4% of all reported cases. Of these reports, 75% are falsely reported by adults and 25% are reported by children. Children only fabricate ½% of the time.”

Research Participants Telling the Truth About Their Lives – The Ethics of Asking and Not Asking About Abuse – Kathryn A. Becker-Blease, Jennifer J. Freyd “Most discussions of the ethics of self-report research on abuse and interpersonal violence focus on the risks of asking participants about their experiences. An important element of the cost-benefit analysis–the costs of not asking about child abuse–has largely been ignored. Furthermore, little research has been conducted on the costs and benefits of child abuse research, leaving researchers to make decisions based on individual beliefs about such issues as the prevalence of abuse, the likelihood of disclosure, the effects of child abuse, and the ability of abuse survivors to give informed consent. The authors suggest that these beliefs tend to overemphasize survivors’ vulnerability and ignore the costs of avoiding asking about abuse. In fact, these beliefs may reinforce societal avoidance of abuse and ultimately harm abuse survivors.”

“ASCA (Advocates for Survivors of Child Abuse) is a national not for profit organisation of survivors supporting other survivors. – ASCA’s door is open to anyone (over 18) who feels they have suffered abuse – physical, emotional, sexual or spiritual.”

Healing from Ritual Abuse – ASCA PO Box 141, Charlestown NSW 2290 Telephone 02 4960 8722 Fax 02 4960 8733 Support line 1300 657 380

Hippocampal and Amygdalar Volumes in Dissociative Identity Disorder – Eric Vermetten, M.D., Ph.D., Christian Schmahl, M.D., Sanneke Lindner, M.Sc., Richard J. Loewenstein, M.D. and J. Douglas Bremner, M.D. ….RESULTS: Hippocampal volume was 19.2% smaller and amygdalar volume was 31.6% smaller in the patients with dissociative identity disorder, compared to the healthy subjects. The ratio of hippocampal volume to amygdalar volume was significantly different between groups. CONCLUSIONS: The findings are consistent with the presence of smaller hippocampal and amygdalar volumes in patients with dissociative identity disorder, compared with healthy subjects. American Journal of Psychiatry 163:630-636, April 2006 doi: 10.1176/appi.ajp.163.4.630

Psychiatric News August 20, 2004 Volume 39 Number 16 © 2004 American Psychiatric Association p. 22 Clinical & Research News Age at Time of Trauma Predicts Type of Disorder Developed Later – Joan Arehart-Treichel “Girls who have been traumatized as children have a higher probability of developing a major depression afterward than do adolescent girls.”

Psychiatric News March 19, 2004 Volume 39 Number 6 © 2004 American Psychiatric Association p. 61 Clinical & Research News Brain Activation May Explain PTSD Flashbacks – Joan Arehart-Treichel – “PTSD subjects appear to process traumatic memories differently from subjects without PTSD. This difference may help explain why people with PTSD tend to recall traumatic memories as visual flashbacks, while those without the disorder recall verbal narratives.”

Jennifer Hoult, The Evidentiary Admissibility of Parental  Alienation Syndrome: Science, Law, and Policy, 26 Child. Legal Rts J. 1  (2006). Abstract: Since 1985, in jurisdictions all over the United States, fathers have been awarded sole custody of their children based on claims  that mothers alienated these children due to a pathological medical syndrome  called Parental Alienation Syndrome (“PAS”).  Given that some such cases have involved stark outcomes, including murder and suicide, PAS’ admissibility  in U.S. courts deserves scrutiny. This article presents the first comprehensive analysis of the science,  law, and policy issues involved in PAS’ evidentiary admissibility….The article also analyzes the writings  of PAS’ originator, child psychiatrist Richard Gardner – including twenty-three  peer-reviewed articles and fifty legal decisions he cited in support of his  claim that PAS is scientifically valid and legally admissible – finding that  these materials support neither PAS’ existence, nor its legal  admissibility.  Finally, the article examines the policy issues raised by  PAS’ admissibility through an analysis of PAS’ roots in Gardner’s theory of  human sexuality, a theory that views adult-child sexual contact as benign and  beneficial to the reproduction of the species. The article concludes that science, law, and policy all support PAS’  present and future inadmissibility.”

Differential relationships of childhood abuse and neglect subtypes to PTSD symptom clusters among adolescent inpatients. Sullivan TP, Fehon DC, Andres-Hyman RC, Lipschitz DS, Grilo CM. J Trauma Stress 2006 Apr; 19(2):229-39. “Findings of multiple regression analyses showed that emotional and sexual abuse rather than physical abuse, emotional neglect, or physical neglect, is related to individual symptom cluster severity and overall posttraumatic stress.” Yale University School of Medicine.