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  • Pell And Neumayr - Their Suspicious Deaths

    01/24/2023 12:54:10 PM PST · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    Restore DC Catholicism ^ | January 21, 2023 | Restore DC Catholicism
    Pell And Neumayr - Their Suspicious Deaths Cardinal George Pell passed away ten days ago, on January 10, 2023. He had only been released a short while ago while unjustly imprisoned on rather trumped-up charges. Just before his death, the Spectator published what is now His Eminence's final article dealing with the working document for the upcoming "Synod on Synodality". He had some choice, accurate words to say about the 45-page bloviation. To wit:"What is one to make of this potpourri, this outpouring of New Age good will? It is not a summary of Catholic faith or New Testament...
  • Cardinal Pell and the ‘Demos’ Memorandum

    01/16/2023 2:19:19 PM PST · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | January 16, 2023 | Edward Pentin
    Cardinal Pell and the ‘Demos’ MemorandumNEWS ANALYSIS: Whether or not the Australian cardinal wrote it himself, the text is a strong rebuke of the current pontificate and its style reflects the late prelate’s forthright personality. VATICAN CITY — A text is being attributed to the late Cardinal George Pell that summarizes deep concerns he and many others in Rome have had about the current crisis in the Church and the direction of this pontificate. Last March during Lent, the veteran Italian Vaticanist Sandro Magister published the text and described it as a “memorandum” circulated to cardinal electors and pseudonymously...
  • Cardinal George Pell's final days spent writing furiously about the Catholic Church's 'toxic nightmare'

    01/13/2023 4:11:10 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 10 replies
    ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) ^ | 14th January 2022 | Isabella Higgins
    Cardinal George Pell had told friends of his desire to spend his final years in Australia, but in the end, he would spend some of his last days furiously working on a fierce criticism of the Vatican.Only after his death have his recent critical writings of the church and its leader been revealed, including claims he anonymously published scathing pieces under a pseudonym."The most recent articles that have come out that have been critical, quite critical of the Francis papacy," Elise Anne Allen, from the Catholic news site the Crux, told the ABC."One thing Pope Francis appreciated about him at...
  • Sandra Magister reveals that George Cardinal Pell was "Demos"

    01/12/2023 10:34:29 AM PST · by ebb tide · 16 replies
    Vox Cantoris ^ | January 12, 2020 | Vox Cantoris
    Sandra Magister reveals that George Cardinal Pell was "Demos"There are no coincidences. Vox.The last writings of Cardinal Pell. And those diaries of imprisonment so dear to Benedict – Settimo Cielo - Blog - L'Espresso ( memorandum is circulating among the cardinals about the upcoming conclave. Here it is – Settimo Cielo - Blog - L'Espresso ( VATICAN TODAYCommentators at every school, though for different reasons, with the possible exception of Father Spadaro SJ, agree that this pontificate is a disaster in many or more respects, a catastrophe.1. The Successor of St Peter is the rock on which the Church...
  • All Saints Day. Is Cardinal Pell A Future Saint ?

    11/01/2021 4:46:34 PM PDT · by Ozguy1945 · 6 replies
    I have personally suffered from unfair feminist attacks by the police and the courts in the leftist police state of Victoria in southeastern Australia. I survived but suffered crippling suicidal ideation. What was done to Cardinal Pell was worse than what was done to me. He was imprisoned for conducting a mass. That is what he did on the day in question. 20 witnesses contradicted his accusers testimony but the corrupt Victorian legal system imprisoned him for over 400 days. In his mid seventies. He survived. In my way of thinking his survival was a miracle. His personal strength seems...
  • A Socialist Government’s Persecution Of A Cardinal - Leftist Daniel Andrews Must Resign.

    04/08/2020 1:06:38 PM PDT · by Ozguy1945 · 7 replies
    In 2018 Cardinal George Pell was found guilty in the State of Victoria of raping two choir boys just after leading a mass in a busy cathedral. One of the boys denied being raped but the Cardinal was found guilty. Witnesses said the Cardinal was at the front of the church when the alleged rape was supposed to have taken place but the Cardinal was found guilty. He was imprisoned mostly in solitary confinement for 404 days in his late 70’s. Two days ago (Australian time) the seven Justices of the High Court Of Australia unanimously overturned the conviction. The...
  • Australia’s Financial Crime Watchdog Conducts ‘Detailed Review’ of Vatican Transfers

    01/08/2021 5:59:39 PM PST · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    Vatican City, Jan 7, 2021 / 12:00 pm MT (CNA).- Australia’s financial crime watchdog said Thursday that it is conducting a “detailed review” of Vatican-linked transfers worth $1.8 billion. The Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC), a government agency, said Jan. 7 that it was seeking to shed light on the mystery transfers in cooperation with the Vatican. “AUSTRAC is currently undertaking a detailed review of the figures and is working with the Holy See and Vatican City State Financial Intelligence Unit on this matter,” the agency said in a statement to the Associated Press. Reports of a money...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Did George Cardinal Pell force Bergoglio's hand on the removal of Becciu? Has Bergoglio indeed raged causing the closing of the Casa Marta?

    09/27/2020 4:48:05 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Vox Cantoris ^ | September 25, 2020 | Vox Cantoris
    [Catholic Caucus] Did George Cardinal Pell force Bergoglio's hand on the removal of Becciu? Has Bergoglio indeed raged causing the closing of the Casa Marta? Further to our post below and the removal of the corrupt Angelo Becciu, close confidant and friend of Bishop of Rome Jorge Bergoglio, our anonymous sources in Rome have indicated that George Cardinal Pell is behind these events.Becciu and Pell clashed often over Pell's desire to clean up the sewer of Vatican finances. It is reported that it was the malfeasant Becciu that arranged the false accusations of Cardinal Pell in Australia for which he...
  • A 'spiritual classic' - Pell's diary

    06/27/2020 11:20:52 AM PDT · by Marchmain · 2 replies
    Church Militant ^ | June 26, 2020 | Paul Murano
    After spending 13 months in an Australian prison, Cdl. George Pell is ready to publish a personal diary of his experiences, as well as his thoughts on the Church and the world. Pell, who spent much of his time in solitary confinement, is allowing Catholic publisher Ignatius Press to release his diary, which reportedly includes musings on his life in confinement, his legal case, the Catholic Church and his efforts at reform, as well as U.S. politics and sports. Ignatius Press told the Associated Press Saturday that the first installment of the 1,000-page diary will likely be published in spring...
  • Vatican Affairs. Pell's Payback At the Secretariat of State

    06/11/2020 2:39:42 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | June 11, 2020 | Sandro Magister
    Vatican Affairs. Pell's Payback At the Secretariat of State There was a stir on June 5 over the arrest and jailing, at the Vatican, of Gianluigi Torzi, the financier accused of extorting 15 million euros at the secretariat of state, in the tawdry dénouement of the purchase of a pricey building in London, backed in 2014 by the secretariat of state itself with money taken to a large extent from Peter’s Pence.The investigations are in the preliminary phase and the trial has not yet been set. But at the top of the Vatican curia the war is already on. Substitute...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Cardinal Pell: ‘Senior people in Rome’ believe Vatican officials linked to my imprisonment

    04/14/2020 11:31:54 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | Paul Smeaton
    [Catholic Caucus] Cardinal Pell: ‘Senior people in Rome’ believe Vatican officials linked to my imprisonment AUSTRALIA, April 14, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – Cardinal George Pell has said that senior people in Rome believe his conviction and imprisonment in Australia was related to the trouble he was causing to “corrupt officials in the Vatican” as he led the financial reforms. In an interview released today with Australia’s Sky News, host Andrew Bolt asks Pell whether he had ever considered that the trouble he was causing to corrupt officials in the Vatican was related to the troubles he has since experienced in Australia....
  • George Pell: Court quashes cardinal's sexual abuse convictions

    04/06/2020 5:50:19 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 19 replies
    BBC News ^ | April 6, 2020 | BBC News
    Cardinal George Pell will be freed from jail after Australia's highest court overturned his convictions for child sexual abuse. The ex-Vatican treasurer, 78, had been the most senior Catholic figure ever jailed for such crimes. In 2018, a jury found he abused two boys in Melbourne in the 1990s. But the High Court of Australia quashed that verdict on Tuesday, meaning the cardinal will immediately stop serving a six-year jail sentence. The Australian cleric has maintained his innocence since he was charged by police in June 2017. A full bench of seven judges ruled unanimously in Cardinal Pell's favour. It...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Cardinal Pell appeals verdict to be livestreamed August 21

    08/19/2019 9:34:05 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | August 14, 2019 | Bree A. Dail
    [Catholic Caucus] BREAKING: Cardinal Pell appeals verdict to be livestreamed August 21 VICTORIA, Australia, August 14, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – The three judges in the Appellate Court of Victoria, Australia, will hand down their verdict in Cardinal George Pell’s appeal on August 21 at 9:30 a.m. local time, according to Australian media. The verdict will be live-streamed, as before, on the Supreme Court’s website. The appeal was heard over the course of two days in June, with Justices Anne Ferguson, Chris Maxwell, and Mark Winberg presiding. Justices may choose to order a retrial of the case, overturn it, or uphold...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Cardinal Pell: ‘Amazon Or No Amazon, The Church Cannot Allow Any Confusion’

    08/09/2019 4:37:40 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | August 9, 2019 | Ed Condon
    [Catholic Caucus] Cardinal Pell: ‘Amazon Or No Amazon, The Church Cannot Allow Any Confusion’ MELBOURNE, Australia — Cardinal George Pell has written a letter thanking supporters for their prayers, and saying he is “disturbed” by the preparations for the forthcoming synod on the Amazon. The text of the two-page, handwritten letter - images of which were shared with CNA and confirmed by sources close to Pell - has been circulated amongst a group of Pell’s closest supporters in Australia. In the letter, dated from Melbourne Assessment Prison on August 1, the cardinal also says that he has been sustained in his incarceration...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Questions Persist About Vatican Finances, Real Estate

    07/22/2019 3:22:41 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | July 22, 2019 | Edward Pentin
    [Catholic Caucus] Questions Persist About Vatican Finances, Real Estate By October 2016, two years into his term as prefect of the Vatican’s Secretariat for the Economy, Cardinal George Pell had become aware of a Vatican dicastery handling large amounts of unregistered cash in offshore accounts. But nearly three years later the questions raised by Cardinal Pell about the management of Administration of the Patrimony of the Holy See (APSA), the dicastery which handles the Vatican’s real estate and financial assets, have seemingly gone unanswered. Pell had identified money laundering and fraud risks related to the APSA’s use of foreign bank...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Cardinal Pell Supporters Optimistic About Appeal Hearing

    06/08/2019 6:23:13 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | June 7, 2019 | Edward Pentin
    [Catholic Caucus] Cardinal Pell Supporters Optimistic About Appeal Hearing Edward Pentin They tell the Register that the two-day process unfolded very favorably for the imprisoned Australian cardinal, who is appealing his conviction of sexual abuse. Cardinal George Pell’s two-day appeal hearing ended yesterday after the court heard from the cardinal’s defense counsel on the first day, and the prosecution on the second. On the first of the two days, Cardinal Pell’s lawyer, Bret Walker, defended the cardinal principally on the grounds that Cardinal Pell’s conviction last year on charges of sexual abuse was unreasonably based on the testimony of...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Cardinal Pell awaits verdict after prosecutor stumbles in appeal hearing

    06/08/2019 1:10:40 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | July 7, 2019 | Jeanne Smits
    [Catholic Caucus] Cardinal Pell awaits verdict after prosecutor stumbles in appeal hearing June 7, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – The two-day hearing in Cardinal George Pell’s appeal before the Victorian Court of Appeal against his conviction for alleged child sex abuse in Melbourne, Australia, in the 1990s ended Thursday with a positive impression for the defense. According to press reports, prosecutor Christopher Boyce “bumbled and stumbled” through his presentation on Thursday afternoon while Chief Justice Anne Ferguson, court president Justice Chris Maxwell and Justice Mark Weinberg made several remarks that appeared favorable to the Cardinal’s version. The judges reserved their decision and Cardinal...
  • (Catholic Caucus) ‘Christian fascists go to hell’: Australia’s new lynch-mob mentality

    04/09/2019 6:47:39 AM PDT · by Slyfox · 18 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | March 28, 2019 | Natasha Marsh
    Cardinal Pell’s conviction has unleashed a hail of anti-Catholic abuse across Australia Hours before 10am on Wednesday, March 13 a media cloud had gathered over the County Court of Victoria, Melbourne. In a first for Australia, Judge Peter Kidd announced that the sentencing of Cardinal George Pell would be broadcast live on national television. The mood was thick with an anticipation which too closely resembled excitement. Several journalists took selfies, and some hugged. Standing in a line in front of the media were demonstrators. Some wore hats with “guilty” emblazoned on the front, while a disturbing placard caught the eye...
  • [Cath Cauc] Former altar server: Pell, Australian lay Catholics being persecuted as ‘scapegoats’ ...

    03/19/2019 7:55:55 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | March 18, 2019 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    [Catholic Caucus] Former altar server: Pell, Australian lay Catholics being persecuted as ‘scapegoats’ for clerical sexual abuse WASHINGTON, D.C., March 18, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) ― A former altar server at the Roman Catholic cathedral in Melbourne, Australia, says Cardinal George Pell was convicted as a “scapegoat” for real criminals among the clergy. And Pell’s not the only scapegoat.   Asked by EWTN’s “The World Over” host Raymond Arroyo if Pell’s jury ignored Justice Peter Kidd’s instruction not to scapegoat Pell, John Macaulay said it had. “Was the Church on trial?” Arroyo asked. “Very much so, and not just the hierarchy,” Macaulay...
  • What Newman Can Tell Us About the Cardinal Pell Verdict

    03/14/2019 2:09:35 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | March 14, 2019 | Fr. George Rutler
    What Newman Can Tell Us About the Cardinal Pell Verdict The scene in the London courtroom in 1852 might have been out of a Gilbert and Sullivan operetta, with the defendant in simple clerical black standing in the dock before the bewigged representatives of ancient justice. But one of the judges, John Coleridge, a great-nephew of the poet, saw behind the stooped figure of John Henry Newman the shade of Armada and the ghosts of spies from Douai. So the trial of Newman was about more than the slander of which he was accused. As a scion of Oxford himself,...