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Translated from Dutch daily NRC Handelsblad today:
by Joep Dohmen
Within the Roman Catholic Church in the nineteen fifties underage boys were castrated. That was to cure their “homosexual behavior“. In at least one case this concerns a boy who had been sexually abused by friars in a Catholic boarding school. Research by NRC Handelsblad proves this. The daily paper found indications for another ten cases.
The commission Deetman, commissioned by the Roman Catholic Church to examine child abuse within the church, was informed in writing about the castrations, but did not mention it in its final report. …
The newspaper examined the reporting of Rogge, which related to the castration of abuse victim Henk Heithuis. Heithuis in 1956 reported to the police about sexual abuse in a Catholic boys boarding school in Harreveld in Gelderland. After his testimony, he was brought by the police to a mental hospital called Padua in Boekel, Brabant province, also managed by Catholic clerics. There, he was castrated because of homosexual behavior.
Also, sensitive information about former Prime Minister Marijnen was left outside the Deetman report.
Information on castration is not the only thing missing in the final report of the committee. Deetman also omitted sensitive information about Vic Marijnen, a politician of the Catholic People’s Party (KVP). Marijnen – Minister since 1959, Prime Minister since 1963 – until 1959 was the chairman of the boarding house where Henk Heithuis and dozens of other pupils have been abused. In fact a confidential report of the Deetman committee said that it had been discovered in archives that Marijnen in 1958 had tried to get clerics convicted for sexual abuse out of prison.
This looks like a cover-up by Mr. Deetman. Deetman is a prominent politician in the CDA party, the successor to the Catholic People’s Party (KVP) (and to two protestant parties).
See also here.
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- Anti-gay top UK Cardinal accused by 4 priests of being big gay harasser (americablog.com)
- Homophobia Gone Mental: Choppity Chop Go The Naughty Bits… (biblioblography.blogspot.com)
- Perhaps they should have tried this technique on the priests? (freethoughtblogs.com)
- Quebec victims group backs Cardinal Ouellet in hope of shining light on abuse (cp24.com)
- Catholic Church rocked by fresh sex claims (express.co.uk)
- Catholic Church in Scotland knew of 20 allegations of child sex abuse by priests – Scottish Daily Record (dailyrecord.co.uk)
- Newspaper investigation: Dutch Roman Catholic church surgically castrated abused boys in 1950s (miamiherald.typepad.com)
- Victims of sex abuse by priests protest in Montreal (cbc.ca)
- Dominican prosecutors seek extradition of priest (nzherald.co.nz)