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Montréal, p.Q.

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis revived his lapsed sex abuse advisory commission by naming new members Saturday, after coming under fire for his overall handling of the scandal and his support for a Chilean bishop accused by victims of witnessing and ignoring their abuse.


The announcement of the new members of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors came on the same day that a Vatican investigator will take the testimony in New York of one of the main whistleblowers in the Chilean cover-up scandal.


Francis tasked Archbishop Charles Scicluna with the fact-finding mission into Bishop Juan Barros after he came under blistering criticism in Chile for defending Barros and calling the victims’ cover-up accusations against him slander.


The initial three-year mandate of commission members had lapsed two months ago, on Dec. 17. Francis named nine new members Saturday and kept seven from the initial group. A Vatican statement said survivors of abuse are included, but didn’t identify them to protect their privacy.


None of the most outspoken lay advocates for victims from the original group returned, but a statement stressed that the commission’s work would be imbued throughout with the experience of victims.


Commission members are to open their April plenary by meeting with victims privately, and discussions are continuing to create an “international survivor advisory panel” to advise the commission and make sure the voices of victims are heard in all its deliberations, the statement said.


The new members are noteworthy for their geographic representation, hailing from Tonga, Brazil, Ethiopia and Australia, among other places.


“The newly appointed members will add to the commission’s global perspective in the protection of minors and vulnerable adults,” said Cardinal Sean O’Malley, the commission’s president.


Francis has insisted he has “zero tolerance” for abuse and had pledged to hold bishops accountable when they botch cases. But there have been several well-known cases where he and the Vatican sided with the accused over victims, calling into question whether he shares the “victims first” policy that guides his own commission’s work.


The Barros case is the most prominent example. Victims of Chile’s most notorious predator priest, the Rev. Fernando Karadima, have for years accused Barros of witnessing their abuse, ignoring it and defending Karadima.


En route home from Chile, though, Francis insisted he had no “evidence” against Barros to warrant removing him. The Associated Press, though, reported that he received a letter from a Karadima victim, Juan Carlos Cruz, in April 2015 detailing the abuse he suffered and Barros’ presence while it happened.


Francis’ defiant defense of Barros suggested that he find Cruz or the other victims credible, and believed instead Barros’ ecclesial supporters in Chile and at the Vatican.


Cruz testifies Saturday before Scicluna, who was the architect of the Vatican’s get-tough approach to sex abuse in the early 2000s. Several recent cases, however, indicate that the Vatican under Francis doesn’t favor the “one strike and you’re out” approach adopted by the U.S. bishops, for example, after the scandal exploded there in 2002.


Francis himself has admitted that he opts to give offenders the benefit of the doubt, especially when solid proof — often hard to come by in decades-old sex abuse cases — is lacking.


“As must be done in good jurisprudence, always in favor of the offender,” he told reporters Jan. 21 en route home from South America.


Francis applied that concept in the case of the Rev. Mauro Inzoli, a well-known Italian priest defrocked by the Vatican for having abused children as young as 12. He had his sentence reduced on appeal to a lifetime of penance and prayer in 2014 after what his bishop said was a show of mercy from Francis. But in 2016, an Italian judge convicted Inzoli of abusing five children aged 12-16 and sentenced him to four years, nine months in prison. The Vatican opened a new church trial against him and in 2017 he was definitively defrocked.


Francis has held out the Inzoli case as an exception, where he opted for a lesser sanction.


But Italy’s Il Mattino newspaper has had a series of exposes about another case where the Vatican under Francis opted to take the priest’s word over that of the victim’s.


The victim in that case accused the Rev. Silverio Mura, a parish priest in Ponticelli, of raping him as a 13-year-old. He came forward in 2010 to accuse Mura, after remembering the abuse during the therapy he was undergoing for the panic attacks, depression and other medically certified reactions to his childhood trauma.


But the case, investigated by the archdiocese of Naples, was shelved in 2016 for lack of proof.


The victim had declined to submit to a second diocesan psychiatric evaluation after the first one subjected him to a “savage” police-style interrogation that sought to destroy his fragile defenses, according to a letter to the archdiocese’ psychiatrist from the victim’s personal psychiatrist, Dr. Alfonso Rossi.


Il Mattino this month reported, however, that other victims have since come forward alleging similar rapes.


Vatican spokesman Greg Burke confirmed Saturday that the case was now revived, on the express wishes of Francis. He said it had never been archived, just dormant “awaiting other elements of proof.”


Il Mattino, however, reported Feb. 4 that the priest had been sanctioned based on the evidence already given. “Quickly admonish the priest,” was the recommendation included in the file in the archives of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Il Mattino reported.



Nicole Winfield
Associated Press


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La névrose chrétienne (1976) par le Docteur PIERRE SOLIGNAC (May 25, 2012)

ALFRED LEOPOLD ISIDOR KUBIN (1877-1959)

ALFRED LEOPOLD ISIDOR KUBIN (1877-1959)

ALFRED LEOPOLD ISIDOR KUBIN (1877-1959)

ALFRED LEOPOLD ISIDOR KUBIN (1877-1959)

ALFRED LEOPOLD ISIDOR KUBIN (1877-1959)

ALFRED LEOPOLD ISIDOR KUBIN (1877-1959)

ALFRED LEOPOLD ISIDOR KUBIN (1877-1959)


ALFRED KUBIN was an Austrian printmaker, illustrator, and occasional writer. He is considered an important representative of Symbolism and Expressionism.


ALFRED LEOPOLD ISIDOR KUBIN (1877-1959)

ALFRED LEOPOLD ISIDOR KUBIN (1877-1959)

ALFRED LEOPOLD ISIDOR KUBIN (1877-1959)

ALFRED LEOPOLD ISIDOR KUBIN (1877-1959)

ALFRED LEOPOLD ISIDOR KUBIN (1877-1959)

ALFRED LEOPOLD ISIDOR KUBIN (1877-1959)

ALFRED LEOPOLD ISIDOR KUBIN (1877-1959)

ALFRED LEOPOLD ISIDOR KUBIN (1877-1959)

ALFRED LEOPOLD ISIDOR KUBIN (1877-1959)


ALFRED LEOPOLD ISIDOR KUBIN
(April 10, 1877 – August 20, 1959, Autria)



Alfred Leopold Isidor Kubin was one of the major graphic artists of the 20th century who was widely known for his illustrations of writers of the fantastic such as Balzac, E.T.A. Hoffmann, Gustav Meyrink and Edgar Allan Poe. In his combination of the darkly decadent, the fantastic and the grotesque, in his evocations of dream and nightmare, his creation of an atmosphere of mystery and fear he resembles Mervyn Peake. The Other Side is his only literary work. Like Peake’s Gormenghast, it tells of a dream kingdom which becomes a nightmare, of a journey to Pearl, a mysterious city created deep in Asia, which is also a journey to the depths of the subconscious. Or as Kubin himself called it, ‘a sort of Baedeker for those lands which are half known to us’. Written in 1908, and more or less half way between Meyrink and Kafka, it was greeted with wild enthusiasm by the artists and writers of the Expressionist generation. Franz Marc called it a magnificent reckoning with the 19th century and Kandinsky said it was almost a vision of evil, while Lyonel Feininger wrote to Kubin, “I live much in Pearl, you must have written it and drawn it for me.”


Kubin is considered an important representative of Symbolism and Expressionism and is noted for dark, spectral, symbolic fantasies, often assembled into thematic series of drawings. From 1906 until his death, he lived a withdrawn life in a small castle on a 12th-century estate in Zwickledt, Upper Austria.

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Pochette MAXIME JENNISS



À paraître au mois d’avril MMXVIII sur l’étiquette montréalaise TENZIER

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Environnement sonore conçu pour une structure-lumière constituée de rayons lasers et de faisceaux lumineux. Présenté au MAC Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, du 21 octobre au 7 novembre 1971, dans le cadre de l’exposition Structure immatérielle du sculpteur ROLAND POULIN.


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ROLAND POULIN (March 13, 2010)


La rose de fer
Jean Rollin, France, 1973, 77 min



Ce film est une illustration du thème de l’enfermement. Rollin s’est inspiré à la fois d’un poème de Tristan Corbière et de l’univers baudelairien.


Lors d’un mariage, deux jeunes gens sont attirés par leur regards, lui, poète rencontre la jeune fille de ses rêves. Elle est belle et innocente. Lui est un jeune poète à l’esprit de Bohême. Il récite un poème et ils se retrouvent ensuite dans le jardin d’une grande maison où a lieu ce mariage. Les amoureux se donnent rendez-vous un dimanche matin pour faire du vélo dans une gare de marchandises et finissent leur randonnée dans un cimetière où le jeune homme y tire son inspiration dans le silence. Entre deux poèmes ils courent à travers les tombes. Ils s’embrassent et finissent par descendre à l’intérieur d’une tombe où ils vivent pleinement leurs passions. La nuit les surprend en sortant du caveau. Les malheureux n’arrivent plus à trouver la sortie. Ils sont fascinés par ce lieu de mort mais deviennent peu à peu déments, pensant qu’ils ne trouveront jamais la sortie et que cette nuit sera éternelle. Dans leur folie ils profanent un ossuaire et jouent avec un crâne. La femme se découvrant une âme de poète en arrivera à la conclusion que les morts du cimetière sont les seuls à être vraiment libres.


La rose de fer (1977) de JEAN ROLLIN

La rose de fer (1977) de JEAN ROLLIN

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Le viol du vampire (1968) de JEAN ROLLIN (July 5, 2012)


L’Inferno
Francesco Bertolini, Adolfo Padovan, Giuseppe De Liguoro, Italy, 1911, 68 min



L’Inferno is a 1911 Italian silent film, loosely adapted from Dante Alighieri’s The Divine Comedy. L’Inferno took over three years to make, and was the first full-length Italian feature film ever made. (The Story of the Kelly Gang, released in Australia in 1906, is the first full-length film).


L’Inferno was first screened in Naples in the Teatro Mercadante on March 10, 1911. An international success, it took in more than $2 million in the United States, where its length gave theater owners an excuse for raising ticket prices. For this reason, L’Inferno was arguably the first true blockbuster in all of cinema. Today it is regarded by many scholars as the finest film adaptation of any of Dante’s works to date.


L’Inferno (1911) by FRANCESCO BERTOLINI, ADOLFO PADOVAN and GIUSEPPE DE LIGUORO

L’Inferno (1911) by FRANCESCO BERTOLINI, ADOLFO PADOVAN and GIUSEPPE DE LIGUORO

L’Inferno (1911) by FRANCESCO BERTOLINI, ADOLFO PADOVAN and GIUSEPPE DE LIGUORO

L’Inferno (1911) by FRANCESCO BERTOLINI, ADOLFO PADOVAN and GIUSEPPE DE LIGUORO
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L’Inferno (1911) by FRANCESCO BERTOLINI, ADOLFO PADOVAN and GIUSEPPE DE LIGUORO

L'Abbatiale de la
Liturgie Apocryphe

"The production of nervous force is directly connected with the diet of an individual, and its refining depends on the very purity of this diet, allied to appropriate breathing exercises.

The diet most calculated to act effectively on the nervous force is that which contains the least quantity of animal matter; therefore the Pythagorean diet, in this connection, is the most suitable.

...

The main object was to avoid introducing into the organism what Descartes called 'animal spirits'. Thus, all animals that had to serve for the nourishment of the priests were slaughtered according to special rites, they were not murdered, as is the case nowadays".