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Another survivor comes forward.

Yesterday I added the following letter to the www.bergencatholicabuse.com website.

"CHRISTIAN" BROTHERS SURVIVORS PLEASE NOTE THAT AS OF TODAY THERE ARE ONLY FIFTY-THREE DAYS LEFT TO FILE A CLAIM OF SEXUAL ABUSE AGAINST THE ORDER. AFTER AUGUST FIRST ANY FURTHER CLAIMS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED BY THE BANKRUPTCY COURT. IT IS VITAL THAT SURVIVORS COME FORWARD AND FILE CLAIMS...…

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Added by Rev. Kobutsu Malone on June 8, 2012 at 14:15 — 2 Comments

'A MOST UNENVIABLE REPUTATION' THE CHRISTIAN BROTHERS AND SCHOOL DISCIPLINE OVER TWO CENTURIES

This publication is presented with the express permission of the author; Brother Barry M. Coldrey PhD.

The pdf file may be freely downloaded, copied and distributed:

A Most Unenviable Reputation

Added by Rev. Kobutsu Malone on May 27, 2012 at 14:58 — 3 Comments

A question about the "Christian" Brothers leather strap....

Does anyone out there have one of these "Christian" Brothers leather straps that we could purchase?

Added by Rev. Kobutsu Malone on May 27, 2012 at 14:55 — 36 Comments

A very brave survivor steps forward....

Dr. Steven M. Cantrell, Palma High School, Salinas, CA alumnus, class of 1989, breaks silence and publicly reaches out to other victims:

Dr. Cantrell's Letter…

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Added by Rev. Kobutsu Malone on May 17, 2012 at 14:30 — No Comments

A new page added to the bergencatholicabuse.com website

A new page concerning former Brother Edward Courtney has been added to the bergencatholicabuse.com site:

Brother Edward C. Courtney

Added by Rev. Kobutsu Malone on May 10, 2012 at 3:30 — 5 Comments

It's been a long time....

It's been a long time since I posted in here... I've been incredibly busy dealing with the "Christian" Brothers. 

You can see some of the latest developments here on the website:

bergencatholicabuse.com

Added by Rev. Kobutsu Malone on March 5, 2012 at 20:00 — 4 Comments

Another Survivor makes contact...

Yesterday afternoon I received an email from another man who was in Bergen Catholic High School in 1962 (Oradell, New Jersey, USA – An all boys school run by the Irish "Christian" Brothers).

 

Each time someone writes in I feel my heart wrenched for the suffering these men endured as children.  It has all remained hidden until I first put up my web page in 2004. It drew no commentary until early January 2009. Then the gates opened and men began to come forward.…

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Added by Rev. Kobutsu Malone on August 3, 2011 at 6:39 — No Comments

STATES OF FEAR

I'm looking for a DVD copy of an RTàdocumentary entitled "States of Fear" by Mary Raferty.  Can anyone help?

 

Kobutsu

Added by Rev. Kobutsu Malone on August 2, 2011 at 17:38 — 4 Comments

Corporal Punishment May Have Long-Term Negative Effects On Children's Intelligence

From Science Daily

 

ScienceDaily (July 26, 2011) — Children in a school that uses corporal punishment performed significantly worse in tasks involving "executive functioning" -- psychological processes such as planning, abstract thinking,…

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Added by Rev. Kobutsu Malone on August 1, 2011 at 5:30 — No Comments

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