Commission of Investigation "Crock of $hit" re Mother and Baby Homes says activist Solicitor

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Cruimh,


It sounds like a Satanic cult where the children's parents were complicit.


I've downloaded the full report to read later.


"Ampleforth and Downside
Investigation Report
August 2018
(English Benedictine Congregation)"

A report of the Inquiry Panel
Professor Alexis Jay OBE [Chair of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse]
Professor Sir Malcolm Evans KCMG OBE
Ivor Frank
Drusilla Sharpling CBE


*An Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) says two elite English Benedictine Congregation RCC schools "prioritised monks and their own reputations over the protection of children"


*'Victims were as young as 11 at Downside and seven at Ampleforth'


*English Benedictine Congregation has ten monasteries in England and Wales



School status 'put before abuse victims'


"Appalling" abuse was inflicted on pupils at Ampleforth in North Yorkshire and Downside in Somerset over 40 years, the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) said.

But, the report said both institutions attempted to cover up the allegations.

Ten individuals, including monks, have been convicted or cautioned for abuse.

The report, based on evidence heard by the IICSA's investigation of the Roman Catholic Church and the English Benedictine Congregation, said, however, the true extent of the abuse is "likely to be considerably higher" than the number of convictions.

Both Ampleforth and Downside Abbey, near Radstock, have affiliated schools within their grounds where fees range from £16,000 to £35,000 per year.


Ampleforth College in North Yorkshire ~

Boy 'abused' by head of Catholic school


A head teacher of a Catholic boarding school invited a young pupil into his study and then sexually abused him, the inquiry into child abuse has heard.

The hearing heard the boy was told to pretend to go to bed in his dorm at Ampleforth College, in North Yorkshire, and then to get up and go to his study.

Two other ex-pupils also talked about being abused and beaten at the school.


Earlier, two ex-pupils described being beaten in classrooms and in the confessional of the Ampleforth College chapel.

The men said they were also sexually abused by a monk and Father Piers Grant-Ferris ....

Grant-Ferris smacked boys' naked bottoms while masturbating, put his hands into their underwear, and took the temperature of a child rectally, one man said.

The witness said he told another monk, Father Justin Price, about the abuse and was told Grant-Ferris had "a problem with boys' bottoms".

Grant-Ferris - who the inquiry was told was nicknamed "Pervy Piers" by pupils - was jailed in 2006 for 20 counts of indecent assault.


Report damns culture of acceptance of sexual abuse at two Catholic schools


The inquiry heard how boys were made to strip naked and were beaten. Some were allegedly forced to give and receive oral sex, both privately and in front of other pupils. Alleged abuse included digital penetration of the anus and children being compelled to perform sex acts on each other.

Physical abuse had sadistic and sexual overtones, said the report, with one survivor describing his abuser at Ampleforth as “an out-and-out sadist”.

A victim of Fr Piers Grant-Ferris, who was convicted in 2006 of assaulting 15 boys, described being forced to straddle a bath naked as the monk beat him while masturbating; it was “absolutely terrifying”, he told the inquiry.

IICSA will hold a further public hearing into another Benedictine abbey and school, Ealing and St Benedict’s, early next year.


Widespread abuse feared at two Catholic schools in UK


One alleged offender at Ampleforth abused at least 11 children aged between eight and 12 over a "sustained period of time", but died before police could investigate.

This was a culture fostered by the abbot leading the schools, it was claimed.

In 2001, the Nolan Report recommended all sexual abuse allegations within the church must be referred to police, a position which many felt was "neither obligatory nor desirable".

In 2016 and 2017, former abbot of Downside Aidan Bellenger sent two letters to Dom Leo Maidlow Davis, highlighting how four suspected paedophiles remained at Downside, but this information was not passed on to the local authority safeguarding lead.

Interim Report ~


4.3 Case study into the English Benedictine Congregation (part of the ‘Roman Catholic Church’ investigation)

.... The Inquiry’s case study on the English Benedictine Congregation has looked into two abbeys so far ‒ Ampleforth and Downside ‒ both of which have private, fee-paying boarding schools associated with them.

Ampleforth Abbey is in North Yorkshire and was first occupied by Benedictine monks in 1802. In 1930, a preparatory school for boys was opened in Gilling Castle and merged with another local preparatory school to become St. Martin’s Ampleforth in 1992. Ampleforth remained a boys’ school until 2002 and is now a mixed school with around 600 students aged between 12 and 18.

Downside Abbey is in Somerset and has had a small monastic school for boys since the 19th century. This developed into the present-day Downside School that remained a boys’ school until 2005 and is now a mixed school with around 350 pupils aged between 11 and 18.

Both Ampleforth and Downside schools have been the subject of concerns about the sexual abuse of pupils, some of which have resulted in criminal investigations and convictions. This investigation is examining whether the schools took responsibility for safeguarding children and protecting them from sexual abuse. It is also looking at the English Benedictine Congregation’s efforts to investigate, learn lessons and implement changes in response to allegations of child sexual abuse.

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I'll keep track off this Satanic cult.
 

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Cruimh,


It sounds like a Satanic cult where the children's parents were complicit.


I've downloaded the full report to read later.
I wonder do Irish Catholics still send their kids to these elite schools?

The conspiracy went high - Cardinal Basil Hume spent a lot of his time there

Cardinal Hume spent most of his life at Ampleforth, arriving as a pupil at the age of 10 and leaving only when appointed Archbishop of Westminster in 1976, at the age of 52. In between, he was a novice, then a monk, was ordained, was a housemaster and taught rugby.

After his election as abbot in 1963 he was responsible for running the school as well as the abbey, and police say they have established that by 1975 he was aware of the risk that at least one monk, Father Piers Grant-Ferris, posed to pupils. Yesterday Grant-Ferris, 72, pleaded guilty at Leeds crown court to abusing 15 boys at Ampleforth's prep school over a nine-year period up to 1975. Some of these boys, boarders aged between eight and 10, were beaten for his sexual gratification.

While Cardinal Hume did banish Grant-Ferris, it is unclear why he failed to alert police and social services. Had he done so, police believe Ampleforth's boys may have been at far less risk of suffering the abuse that continued to be committed by a number of monks and lay staff over the next 20 years.

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This surprised me as I'd assumed that abuse victims tended to be kids from the lower echelons of society whose parents lacked the clout to cause serious trouble - But Ampleforth and Downside are and were schools for the catholic elite, including children from Ireland

School status 'put before abuse victims'

I don't find that strange at all. The English public school system is a hotbed of homosexual rape and buggery. Winston Churchill was expelled from Sandhurst for buggery and was described by the college authorities as "a danger to the younger boys." Of course, the British Army is infamous for its secret initiations were young soldiers have to bugger each other in front of their fellow soldiers.
 
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*President Franklin Roosevelt wanted to get into WWII. Entering the war was a gamble they reckoned they could pull off.


*Pearl Harbour was a pretext to get into the war.


*After the war, the British (occupier of Palestine) gave the Jews independence with the State of Israel.


*US emerged as the leading world power, establishing a global hegemony based on the pre-eminence of the US dollar.


*King George VI's display of eating US hot dog at a party hosted by the President and First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt… It was a PR exercise to make the US people sympathetic to England, and feel superior to the stuffy Brits.


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'DCYA has refused to say how many adoption records will be examined as part of the “scoping exercise” investigating the scale of illegal adoptions, and the methodolgy used...'




:mad: SERIOUS DELAY TACTICS BY ZATHERINE CAPONE TO ARRANGE A LAST MINUTE _FAIT ACCOMPLI_ IN SEPTEMBER :mad:



https://www.irishexaminer.com/breaki...ic-860937.html



By Conall Ó Fátharta



Campaigners had called for the results of the scoping exercise to be based on a large sample of records.


:mad:It has now emerged that _ the number of records to be examined and the methodology used in the audit_ will not be made public and will only be revealed in Ms Reynolds’ final report, which is due at the end of September.

The Irish Examiner put a series of questions to the Department of Children, asking for sample size and methodology, and whether the audit will involve examining records for other forms of illegal adoption outside of those clearly marked as illegal birth registrations.

:mad: The department declined to answer the queries and stated that any information on what the audit will examine and how it will examine records will not be made public until Ms Reynolds’ report is published.

“A number of challenges have emerged, including issues in relation to the condition and diversity of the records concerned, which are being actively addressed by the review group. Tusla and the Adoption Authority are committed to full participation in the review and significant work has been undertaken to date,” stated the department. “Details of the sample and the methodology will be set out in Ms Reynolds’ report."

^ ^ ^ DCYA GOBBLEDYGOOK ^ ^ ^



When the Irish Examiner sought more details, it stated it had “nothing further to add to the response”.

.... Adoption campaigners have said they will not be satisfied if the audit is based on a small sample size, particularly in light of private admissions within the department that the scandal goes across multiple agencies and would require “massive resources” to investigate fully.





*Important background reading*


My (Starry) analysis on 5 August 2018 ~~~


Castlepollard Exclusion From Commission on Mother and Baby Homes INQUIRY. (Second Thread) - Page 5
 

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Never rains but it pours- After McCarrick , Hume and Wilson:

In the wake of the allegations, O’Malley asked the seminary’s rector, Monsignor James P. Moroney, to go on sabbatical leave for the fall semester effective immediately so that “there can be a fully independent inquiry regarding these matters.”

O’Malley has appointed the Rev. Stephen E. Salocks, a professor of sacred Scripture, to serve as interim rector.

O’Malley also identified the investigators who will look into the matter. They include the Most Rev. Mark O’Connell, an auxiliary bishop of Boston; Francesco Cesareo, president of Assumption College; and Kimberly Jones, chief executive of the Athena Legal Strategies Group.

Cesareo is also president of a board that advises the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops on child protection matters, O’Malley said.

The inquiry will also be staffed by Mark Dunderdale, a lawyer who directs the archdiocese’s Office of Professional Standards and Oversight.

“I have directed this group to proceed with due seriousness of their assignment and as soon as possible to submit to me the findings of the inquiry and a set of recommendations to assure appropriate standards of professional behavior in compliance with Church teaching at all levels of seminary life,” O’Malley said. “The faculty, staff and students at the seminary will be advised of my expectation that they will fully cooperate with the inquiry.”

O’Malley, who was reappointed as the head of a Vatican commission on child sex abuse in February, said the allegations have caused him serious concern.

“The ministry of the Catholic priesthood requires a foundation of trust with the people of the Church and the wider community in which our priests serve,” O’Malley said. “I am determined that all our seminaries meet that standard of trust and provide the formation necessary for priests to live a demanding vocation of service in our contemporary society.”

O’Malley’s statement comes amid the continued fallout over former cardinal Theodore McCarrick, who resigned his position last month amid allegations he sexually abused boys and adult seminarians in New York, Virginia, and elsewhere decades ago.

McCarrick was once one of the architects of the church’s policies on sexual abuse.
Cardinal O’Malley orders probe of alleged misconduct at seminary
 
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I should have mentioned that Churchill had a mutual asylum deal with Mussolini.

Shouldn't that be considered treason?

Churchill: "Your Royal Highness, I'm sorry that I lost the war for you, I'm off to the Italian riviera now to sun myself with Benito."
 
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Cardinal O’Malley orders probe of alleged misconduct at Brighton seminary - The Boston Globe


They have a St John's Seminary in Brighton Massachusetts, as well as St John's Seminary in Brighton, UK.


USA:

Saint John's Seminary



UK:

St John's Seminary, Wonersh - Wikipedia

St John's Seminary in Wonersh, Guildford, in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Arundel and Brighton, United Kingdom, is the principal seminary for the Archdiocese of Southwark, and the Diocese of Arundel and Brighton.

St John's Seminary
Message from the Rector | St John's Seminary


The Rector of the [UK] seminary is the Fr Brian Coyle.
 

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