news items – Catholic Church, Josh Powell, Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Cult Killings, Vanessa Williams

More legal cases continue against those responsible for alleged child abuse cover ups in the Catholic Church.  More information has come out in the Josh Powell case.  National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month has been declared by the President.   Criminal cases have started for a cult in Mexico accused of killing children as part of a religious ritual.  Vanessa Williams has a new book out about being abused as a child.

Irish Catholic Church unable to foot $1.84 billion abuse bill
Government vows to pursue every means possible to get the compensation

Judge won’t dismiss misdemeanor charges against Kansas City Roman Catholic bishop, diocese

Trial: Priest joked about abusing 3 boys in week    

“Jurors in a landmark priest-abuse trial heard Monday about a priest-turned-camp prowler and another who allegedly bragged about having sex with three boys in one week.”

May Child Abuse and Ritual Abuse Newsletter
The newest issue of the child abuse and ritual abuse newsletter is at:

Powell Family Tragedy
Josh Powell was alleged to have killed his wife and children. His father was reported to be obsessed with Josh’s wife Susan. Records show that Josh had behavioral problems as a child and threatened his mother with a knife. This page also details allegations against Steven Powell, Josh Powell’s father.

Josh Powell Friend Says He Bragged of Knowing How to Dump a Body

Josh Powell Bragged About Committing Perfect Crime, Friend Says

Susan Powell’s Parents: Josh Powell’s Dad Knows What Happened To Missing Daughter

Presidential Proclamation — National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, 2012
“Nearly one in five women has been raped, and still more have endured other forms of sexual violence or abuse.”

Mexico Santa Muerte Murders: Nacozari ‘Death Saint’ Cult Sacrifices Lead Police To Investigate Family

Children Killed During Cult’s Ritual Sacrifices In Mexico Border Town                  “Eight people have been arrested for allegedly killing two 10-year-old boys and a 55-year-old woman in ritual sacrifices by the cult of La Santa Muerte”


Warning: describes rituals  Roberto Calvi and the Propaganda Due Lodge

Vanessa Williams In ‘You Have No Idea’: ‘I Was Molested’

Survivorship Ritual Abuse and Child Abuse 2012 Conference
Our Healing Journey: Past, Present, Future
For clinicians and survivors

Podcast Blog
This is a collection of talks given at the annual ritual abuse conference in Connecticut.

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