Posts Tagged ‘Sexual Abuse’

“Pope has immunity in abuse trials” (James Tipton)

Saturday, May 22nd, 2010

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………………..monopoly for Catholics
………………..every card reads
………………..“get out of jail free”

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Headlines:

“Pope has immunity in abuse trials” (Reuters)

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Poem by James Tipton (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“To some, pope’s plea for forgiveness falls short” (Bill Kenney)

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

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year of the priest
the father asks the children
for forgiveness

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Headlines:

“To some, pope’s plea for forgiveness falls short” (Los Angeles Times)

“Vatican set to publish new rules on abuse” (CNN)

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Poem by Bill Kenney (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Male Victims of Sexual Abuse Face Unique Challenges” (Karen Pressley)

Saturday, March 5th, 2011

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Seeing him again—
the sting of urine
down the child’s legs

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Headlines:

“Male Victims of Sexual Abuse Face Unique Challenges” (Live Science)

“Mike Devlin Charged with Forcible Sodomy in Shawn Hornbeck and Ben Ownby Kidnapping Cases” (Associated Content)

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Poem by Karen Pressley (see poet biographies).

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Vol. 3 No. 16: Rita Odeh

Monday, October 6th, 2014

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“US cities’ crackdown on homeless people is close to ethnic cleansing” (read more)

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that full moon—
a coin falls into
the beggar’s palm

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Poem by Rita Odeh. Read more by this poet.

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“Teaching photography to children in Lebanon’s refugee camps” (read more)

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         Camp—
 she asks her father
“What is a refugee?”

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Poem by Rita Odeh. Read more by this poet.

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“Action needed over sexual abuse risks in refugee camps” (read more)

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wild horses
behind the border’s
barbed wire

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Poem by Rita Odeh. Read more by this poet.

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