Cardinal Pell’s visitation to St Canice’s ten years ago.

The law needs to ‘run its course’: Fr Frank Brennan SJ

Jesuit lawyer, Fr Frank Brennan says that the events involved in the conviction of Cardinal Pell on this charge appears implausible. He encourages us to wait, and let the Australian Legal system, which he respects, take it’s course so the truth and justice can prevail. In the meantime, let us pray for our Church and all those who have been abused, rather than joining the chorus ‘baying for blood’.

Please read Fr Frank’s interview with Laura Jayes of Sky News here.


The Affair: Australia is now on trial

Please click on this link to read the article by George Weigl, Distinguished Senior Fellow of Washington, D.C.’s Ethics and Public Policy Center, where he holds the William E. Simon Chair in Catholic Studies.   

Pell’s conviction and fall from high public esteem is a question of judgment.

The Australian Editor at Large Paul Kelly writes of the Pell judgment.

Click link below to read

Pell’s conviction and fall from high public esteem is a question of judgment. Paul Kelly 2 Mar 2019


Bishop Vincent Long’s letter to the people of Parramatta.

” . . . Some, too, feel that in the marketplace the “brand Catholic” has suffered a grievous blow. Perhaps so. But we are not a market nor are we a popular cult.

We are first and always a community of disciples following our one master, Jesus Christ. We are not the Church of one particular leader, be it Pope Francis or Cardinal Pell or any other bishop.

We are the living Body of Christ made up of saints and sinners.. . .”

Please read letter in full in link below.

Pastoral-Letter Bishop Long Parramatta -01.03.2019