"Roman Candle" turns 20: Secrets of Elliott Smith's accidental masterpiece (slideshow)
Elliott and the friends with whom he recorded in middle school in Texas (photo courtesy of Dan Pickering)
Priests who sexually abuse mentally impaired adults will now be sanctioned by the Vatican under a soon-to-be-released set of procedures for handling clerical abuse cases.
A church source close to the Vatican told The Associated Press on Thursday that the reference would be included in the document alongside minors under the age of 18 in identifying victims of clerical abuse whose cases are handled directly by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.
The Congregation’s instruction will be the first major document to be published since the abuse scandal erupted earlier this year. Most of the norms included in it are already being used. The reference to adults with an “imperfect use of reason” marks a concrete new element.
Heatmiser publicity shot (L-R: Tony Lash, Brandt Peterson, Neil Gust, Elliott Smith) (photo courtesy of JJ Gonson photography)
Elliott and JJ Gonson (photo courtesy of JJ Gonson photography)
"Stray" 7-inch, Cavity Search Records (photo courtesy of JJ Gonson photography)
Elliott's Hampshire College ID photo, 1987
Elliott with "Le Domino," the guitar he used on "Roman Candle" (courtesy of JJ Gonson photography)
Full "Roman Candle" record cover (courtesy of JJ Gonson photography)
Elliott goofing off in Portland (courtesy of JJ Gonson photography)
Heatmiser (L-R: Elliott Smith, Neil Gust, Tony Lash, Brandt Peterson)(courtesy of JJ Gonson photography)
The Greenhouse Sleeve -- Cassette sleeve from Murder of Crows release, 1988, with first appearance of Condor Avenue (photo courtesy of Glynnis Fawkes)