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  • Dutch priest belonged to pedophile club

    05/21/2011 2:40:39 AM PDT · by Cardhu · 17 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | May 20th 2010 | Staff
    AMSTERDAM – The head of a Catholic religious order in the Netherlands has confirmed one of his subordinate priests served on the board of an organization that promotes pedophilia. Herman Spronck, head of the Dutch arm of the Salesian order, said in a statement Friday the priest served on the board of the "Martijn" organization, which is widely reviled but not illegal. "Of course we reject this and distance ourselves from this personal initiative" on the part of the priest, Spronck's statement said. "Membership in such organizations does not fit with the ethos of the Salesian order." However, RTL Nieuws,...
  • Salesian Priest, 70, Stabbed in Germany (by a Turk)

    09/14/2006 5:35:05 PM PDT · by NYer · 15 replies · 544+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | September 14, 2006
    KASSEL, Germany, SEPT. 14, 2006 (Zenit.org).- A Turk has been arrested in the stabbing of a 70-year-old Salesian parish priest who was attacked at the door of his rectory. Police have arrested a 28-year-old man in connection with the attack last Monday on Father Aloys Weber. The Salesian International News Agency (ANS) reported the incident Wednesday, detailing that the assailant repeatedly accused the priest of being "the incarnation of evil." On Monday afternoon, the assailant went to the door of the rectory. When Father Weber opened the door, he was stabbed three times, twice in the abdomen and once near...
  • Salesians Sheltering Refugees in Lebanon - Situation Around El Houssoun Chaotic, Says Priest

    07/24/2006 6:04:14 PM PDT · by NYer · 2 replies · 276+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | July 24, 2006
    EL HOUSSOUN, Lebanon, JULY 24, 2006 (Zenit.org).- The Salesians' Don Bosco House at El Houssoun, a hilly district in the province of Jubeil, north of Beirut, has opened its doors to refugees. More than 200 refugees have taken shelter at the house, some 35 kilometers (21 miles) north of the Lebanese capital. Meanwhile, the International Volunteer Service for Development (VIS) and the Don Bosco Network (DBN) have begun collecting funds and have already sent the first €20,000 ($25,370), according to the Salesian News Agency. "There are lots of children and women, some elderly, two well on in their pregnancy and...
  • St. Dominic Savio

    01/08/2005 7:36:16 PM PST · by Land of the Irish · 4 replies · 280+ views
                 Lives of the Saints   St. Dominic Savio(1842-1857) Italy Died Age 14     Dominic was born on April 2, 1842, the son of a very poor blacksmith.  He went to school near his home for as long as possible.  Later, he walked a six-mile round trip to attend a school in a nearby town.  One day, while the teacher was out of the room, two boys brought in a lot of snow and trash and stuffed it into the only iron stove which was heating the room.  When the teacher returned, he was so angry that the...
  • Worst Mass ever

    10/14/2005 4:16:26 PM PDT · by Gillibrand · 1 replies · 327+ views
    Catholic Church Conservation ^ | 14 October 2005 | Gillibrand
    Mockery of St John Bosco in the worst Mass ever Is it any wonder when the Salesian Bishop of Linz on the left finds amusing a puppet which is meant to be the founder of his Order, Don Bosco that the Salesians of Don Bosco are in such trouble in Austria?