VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis warned bishops and religious superiors summoned Thursday to a landmark sex abuse prevention summit that the Catholic faithful are demanding more than just condemnation of the crimes but concrete action to respond to the scandal. Francis opened the four-day summit by telling the Catholic hierarchy that their own responsibility to deal effectively with the crimes of priests who rape and molest children weighed on the proceedings. More than 30 years after the scandal first erupted in Ireland and Australia and 20 years after it hit the U. Francis, the first Latin American pope, called the summit after botching a well-known sex abuse cover-up case in Chile last year. Realizing he had erred, he has vowed to chart a new course and is bringing the rest of the church leadership along with him.
According to blogs aggressively pushing this story, the Pinoy Seaman chose to end his life after watching the said video of his wife doing the deed with their kumpare. That sounds too cliche and kind of straight out of a Xerex story but it is not a situation that is entirely impossible to happen. The wife cheats on her hardworking OFW husband and even let the whole humping time be filmed and all that then the poor husband somehow saw said video and then jumps off the ship he was aboard into his demise. Some questions arises though: What are their names? Where or from whom did the story came from?
When Norwegian anthropologist Gunnar Lamvik first began living in Iloilo city, a seafaring haven in the southern Philippines, he sensed he wasn't getting the richest and most detailed information about the shipping experience from interviews with his neighbors, who were home on two-month vacations from 10 months at sea. To crack the cultural mystery of any total institution, you have to go inside, he reasoned. That's the crucial thing to do. For the next three years, he was on and off ships, floating with his subjects from port to port and trying to make that connection. At a raucous karaoke crew member party somewhere in the middle of the Indian Ocean, it began to happen.
I really would have not known this fact if my cousin Jing Misa almost my age took up a course to be a seaman in PMI colleges which was in demand then. Well not like me he graduated easily and took up the exam to be a fully pledge seaman, a color blindness test. He too was unaware of this fact until that day. The fact was he wasted all those years learning how to be one and trying to be one just to know afterwards that he is not capable.