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Watch AOC rock out to Bon Jovi’s ‘Livin’ on a Prayer’ during road trip
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L’Arche founder Jean Vanier speaks at a London press conference in 2015. | Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images Once considered a near-saint, Vanier is accused of sexual abuse by six women. A man venerated in Catholic circles and beyond is alleged to have sexually abused six women over the course of decades, according to an internal report commissioned by the charity that he founded. Jean Vanier, a Canadian who founded the nonprofit L’Arche to serve adults with intellectual disabilities, and who died last year at age 90, engaged in “manipulative and emotionally abusive” sexual relationships with at least six women under the guise of providing spiritual guidance, according to a report conducted by L’Arche and released on its website Saturday. Between 1970 and 2005, Vanier allegedly exerted a “psychological hold” over his alleged victims, all women living in France, and none of whom had disabilities themselves. The report does not conclude whether there were additional alleged victims beyond the six who came forward and detailed their abuse. “The women each report that Jean Vanier initiated sexual behaviours with them, usually in the context of spiritual accompaniment. Some of these women have been deeply wounded by these experiences,” reads a summary of the report released by L’Arche International. The report found the allegations to be “credible.” “Jean Vanier asked each of the women to keep the nature of these events secret,” the summary goes on to read. “They had no prior knowledge of each other’s experiences, but these women reported similar facts associated with highly unusual spiritual or mystical explanations used to justify these sexual behaviours.” The investigation commenced in 2019, shortly before Vanier’s death. It was conducted by GCPS, a British consultancy focusing on abuse prevention. The organization’s international leaders, Stephan Posner and Stacy Cates-Carney, condemned Vanier’s alleged actions in a statement on Saturday. “We are shocked by these discoveries and unreservedly condemn these actions, which are in total contradiction with the values Jean Vanier claimed and are incompatible with the basic rules of respect and integrity of persons, and contrary to the fundamental principles on which L’Arche is based,” they wrote. As of midday on Saturday, the L’Arche website was demonstrating an error notice. The website for the Jean Vanier Association, which was dedicated to upholding his memory, displayed a message that its “website will be closed until further notice.” The allegations also include revelations about a cover up Referred to as a “savior of people on the margins” in his New York Times obituary, Vanier founded L’Arche in 1963 to create group homes and communities for people with intellectual disabilities. Today, that Catholic organization operates 154 communities in 38 countries. A fellow organization, Faith and Light, which operates as an ecumenical Christian organization, operates 1,500 communities in 83 countries. But the obituary makes no note of the man who Vanier identified as his “spiritual mentor,” Thomas Philippe, who was sanctioned by Church authorities and removed from ministry in the 1950s. According to America magazine, a Catholic outlet, Vanier’s alleged behavior “mirrored” that of Philippe, who died in 1993; Vanier had repeatedly denied that he knew of Philippe’s abuses, but the Vatican Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith, which promotes Church doctrine, directed that Vanier be informed of Philippe’s sanctioning in 1956. “But the new investigation reveal that was not true,” writes America’s Michael J. O’Loughlin in a explainer of the men’s relationship and allegations against them. The L’Arche report states explicitly that Vanier “lied. He was aware of his mentor’s behaviors,” and even adopted code names to communicate with his disgraced mentor. Philippe’s behavior is part of what sparked L’Arche’s investigation into its internal culture. But broader questions about how abuse can be institutionally fostered has been a painful source of reckoning within many Catholic organizations in light of ongoing investigations into sexual abuse by priests. This reckoning extends beyond Catholicism and into other religious orders, wrote Vivienne Faul, the Bishop of Bristol — a position within the Church of England, not the Catholic church — on Twitter: “We need to learn what it is that produces and protects such abusers within the Christian church.” Thinking of those who had the courage to disclose, all those who have been part of the L’Arche community and all those who have been betrayed. But we need to learn what it is that produces and protects such abusers within the Christian church— Bishopviv (@Bishopviv1) February 22, 2020 Vanier’s story overlaps somewhat with reports about clerical abuse: although he was not a priest, which meant that sexual activity was not forbidden to him, the report said that he did not take action when alleged victims of his mentor, Philippe, shared information about their experiences with him. In this way, he allegedly helped to cover up abuses taking place — even as he went on to commit similar abuses, of power and of people, himself. Independent of his celebrity within religious circles, the narrative described in the report would seem to place Vanier in a position that is a familiar one in the age of #MeToo: a man of power who leveraged his authority to engage in coercive sexual experiences. Now many who admired him are left to question how to reconcile the good works that he did with the person the report finds he was in his personal life. “A terrible tragedy for those who were abused,” wrote James Martin, a priest and editor-at-large for America magazine. “A time of deep sorrow for L’Arche and all its many members. A grave disappointment for all who admired him, and considered him a saint, as I once did.”
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Disinfection workers wearing protective gears and prepare to disinfect against the novel coronavirus in Daerim Central Market, a neighbourhood with one of the largest Chinese population on February 05, 2020 in Seoul, South Korea. | Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images One Covid-19 patient attended Shincheonji Church of Jesus, services while she nursed a fever. There’s been a rapid spike in coronavirus disease, or Covid-19, cases in South Korea, and about half of the 433 confirmed cases are linked to a secretive religious group often viewed with suspicion by more traditional religious groups. At least 182 Covid-19 cases have come from the Shincheonji Church of Jesus in the city of Daegu, which is the fourth-largest in the country. The group itself is often considered a cult in South Korea by mainstream churches: it was founded in 1984 by Lee Man-hee, who claims he is the second coming of Jesus. Lee teaches he is the only person who can interpret the Bible and promises to take 144,000 people to heaven with him on the Day of Judgement. Despite its unorthodox background, the church boasts at least 150,000 members. There is growing concern the current number of confirmed cases in South Korea — already nearly eight times what it was early last week — will rise. Currently, 6,037 people being tested, and more than 1,250 church members have reported potential Covid-19 symptoms. The church is at the center of scrutiny in large part because several of these confirmed cases can be traced back to one person: Patient no. 31, a 61-year-old woman who is a devout follower of Shincheonji. The woman first checked in to a hospital following a small car accident. On the fourth day of her stay, she developed a fever, but refused to get checked for the virus because she hadn’t traveled abroad or been in contact with anyone contaminated. She was finally tested on Monday, and on Tuesday she received positive results. Up until that point, she had slipped out of the hospital at least four times to attend services that attracted up to 1,000 people. Shincheonji’s method of worshipping during these services could have contributed to the spread of the virus among its congregation, according to the Korea Center for Disease Control. Members are expected to kneel in tight rows and aren’t allowed to cover their faces with items like glasses or face masks. After patient no. 31’s case went public, church members reportedly received social media messages that encouraged them to continue evangelical work in small groups and to deny their affiliation to the church if public health officials asked. The church, however, later denounced these messages, claiming they didn’t come from the group’s leadership and that the church member behind the texts had been punished. Church leaders also said that they’ve been fully cooperating with the government’s quarantine efforts, and have closed all of their 74 sanctuaries across the country, providing worship services online instead. In a message to his worshippers, Lee encouraged members to adhere to government instructions and avoid gathering in groups. “This disease outbreak is the work of the devil, which is hellbent on stopping the rapid growth of the Shincheonji,” he wrote. Despite these instructions, government officials have faced difficulty in discovering the whereabouts of about 700 Shincheonji members who have yet to be tested for the virus, according to The New York Times. Many members, the Times notes, work to keep their affiliation with the church secret due to negative connotations that surround the organization. The government is also struggling to figure out how patient no. 31 contracted the virus, though KCDC Director Jung Eun-kyeong acknowledged that the church had invited Koreans from northeastern China to South Korea as part of their evangelical work. She said they were also looking into reports that the organization had opened a church in Wuhan — the epicenter of the disease — although the group has erased all references of it from their website. The government is taking drastic measures in response to the surge in cases The rapid rise of confirmed cases in the mere span of a week has led to deep concern among residents of Daegu: Public spaces, such as parks, movie theaters, and stores, are reportedly empty as people avoid them in fear of getting ill. In response, the government has decided to close thousands of community centers and daycare facilities across the country. The government’s most drastic measure, however, might be the ban on political rallies outdoors — a surprising move considering how such rallies are a common part of daily life in Seoul. Prime Minister Chung Sye-Kyun also discouraged organized religious activities for the near future. “In accordance with law and principles, the government will sternly deal with acts that interfere with quarantine efforts, illegal hoarding of medical goods and acts that spark uneasiness through massive rallies,” Chung said, according to Korea Times. However, this public announcement hasn’t done much to stop large public gatherings. Several conservative groups continued to hold political rallies in Gwanghwamoon on Saturday — which is considered the center of all political activism in Seoul and has hosted demonstrations daily — to call for the resignation of President Moon Jae-in (although to be clear, these conservative groups have tried to push the liberal president out of the office even before the Covid-19 began to spread). The demonstrations reflect scenes that health officials remain particularly worried about and that Chung’s announcement was meant to minimize: elderly people in close proximity together outdoors. Under city law, the organizers of rallies could be fined up to about $2,500. LIVE IN SEOUL'S GWANGHWAMUN: This is absolute madness. Conservative groups have defied the ban on protests re: containing the spread of coronavirus in South Korea, which has surged. Most people here are elderly. They are singing "Imprison Moon Jae-in". Large police presence.— Raphael Rashid (@koryodynasty) February 22, 2020 The ban on public gatherings comes as the government works to limit the spread of Covid-19 among another population that lives in close quarters: There are currently at least three confirmed cases — one each from the army, marines, and air force — in the country’s 600,000-member military. All three servicepeople either recently visited or were stationed in Daegu. In response, the military launched a mass quarantine of all soldiers who were in contact with the three sick troops, and has announced it will also shut down all vacations and visits indefinitely. The effort is part of the government’s strategy for fighting Covid-19 on a new front, now that it’s rapidly spread throughout the nation, Chung said: “Our efforts until now had been focused on blocking the illness from entering the country. ... But we will now shift the focus on preventing the illness from spreading further in local communities.”
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Fmr. Sen. Dean Heller: 'We may be talking about Nevada on Super Tuesday'
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