I honestly feel desperately sad for Cardinal George Pell as the news breaks that the 77-year-old will be held at maximum security prison until his March 13 sentencing on five convictions of sexually abusing minors, according to the Guardian. This despite the very real prospect that his convictions will be overturned on appeal, according to experts, because the jury delivered a verdict that was not supported by the evidence.
The Jesuit America Magazine reported that Pope Francis has reversed his earlier position and opened an investigation into allegations against Pell. The decision was made by Pope Francis given Pell’s high standing, apparently.
As you probably know well by now, dear reader, I am not one to hold back when it comes to prelates who teach error or men who abuse anyone - I abhor it. I can't really see what could be worse; especially in a Catholic context. It is a crime against the innocence which Christ calls us to emulate (Mt 18:3). It is the most fundamental betray…
There's a lot of news surrounding the Cardinal Pell case. I've had a lot of feed back from my post yesterday and I will try and update readers as I find out important news.
Journalist Edward Pentin has shared this important video of Cardinal George Pell being interviewed by police before his trial, during which the allegations a jury later found him guilty of are put to him. This should be seen during his appeal hearing if it hasn’t been seen already.
The allegations against Cardinal Pell are clearly absurd as this video demonstrates. The Cardinal is clearly absolutely confident that the inherent absurdity will be on display for all to see in court. How then did he come to be convicted? This video exposes Victoria police as having conducted a malicious prosecution against Cardinal Pell, they asked victims to come forward in 2015. An investigation looking for a crime!
*WARNING* Some explicit content — viewer discretion advised.
The Daily Mail has an article which shows how wha…
As I reported at the time, one of the stand out moments of the Vatican cringe-a-thon Abuse Summit was a journalist from Crux (which tends to be more supportive of the Pope and his agenda) asked how can we believe that this is the end of cover-ups, "when at the end of the day, Pope Francis himself covered-up for a Bishop in Argentina who had gay porn on his phone", referring to Argentine Bishop Zanchetta, here's the video:
At Presser for Vatican Sexual Abuse Summit #PBC2019, @inesanma asks how can we believe that this is the end of cover-ups, "when at the end of the day, Pope Francis himself covered-up for a Bishop in Argentina who had gay porn on his phone", referring to Argentine Bishop Zanchetta pic.twitter.com/RN8txTMbTi
— Catholic Sat (@CatholicSat) February 24, 2019
The journalist asking the question was Inés San Martín, an Argentinean journalist who covers the Vatican in Rome for Crux. I think her nationality has been the reason for her to be supportive …