Tag Archives: abuse

Go Home Cardinal Pell

Australia has not been immune to the worldwide acceptance of child sexual abuse by the hierarchy of the Catholic Church. As everywhere, the Bishops, Archbishops, and Cardinals have been masters of passing the responsibility on to others. This is a … Continue reading

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Hacked Nude Celebrity Pictures

No, I’m not going to link to any here, nor am I going to name anyone involved. I’ll explain why later. This has been one of the biggest internet news stories in the past weeks (a quick search “nude celebrity … Continue reading

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Religion and Psychiatry Don’t Mix

The Boston Globe reports that Raymond W Kam, a psychiatrist at the Boston Children’s Hospital, decided that one of his patients was possessed by evil spirits. His treatment focused on her spiritual well being, and not on her mental health. … Continue reading

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A School Bullying Episode Close to Home

This post discusses an incident that happens about 8 years ago when my youngest son was in his last month of high school. I begin with a letter I penned to the local paper.  On Thursday, May 18th, the members … Continue reading

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When Anti-bullying Programs Fail

Last week, Keila Penner was removed from Maple Grove Elementary School in Lachine Quebec for causing a disturbance. Her crime was not wearing a Montreal Canadiens jersey. The details are not difficult to find. The school normally has  a dress … Continue reading

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