Category Archives: Cardinal Pell

“George Pell media contempt case could have ‘chilling effect’ on open justice, court hears” & related articles

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ABC News 16 April 2019    Updated Mon at 12:59am By court reporter Emma Younger Photo: Headlines published about the outcome of George Pell’s first trial which did not name him. (ABC News) Related Story: Ray Hadley, Deborah Knight among 36 … Continue reading

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What Do the Church’s Victims Deserve?

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The Catholic Church is turning to outside arbiters to reckon with its history of sexual abuse. But skeptics argue that its legacy of evasion continues. The New Yorker 08 April 2019    5:00 A.M.  (15 April edition) By Paul Elie Some … Continue reading

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The crumbs which fall under the table

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As you probably now know, Cardinal George Pell was sentenced to 6 years in jail .  He will be eligible for parole in 3 years and 8 months. Yesterday I watched the judge deliver his reasons for sentence.  Some of … Continue reading

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“Reasons for Sentence” (Cardinal Pell conviction)

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County Court of Victoria DPP v Pell (sentence) [2019] VCC 260 (13 March 2019) [Click here for pdf file : Sentencing DPP v Pell (sentence) [2019] VCC 260 (13 March 2019)) Last Updated: 13 March 2019 IN THE COUNTY COURT … Continue reading

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“Cardinal George Pell sentenced to six years jail” & related articles

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news.com.au Live Updates March 13, 201911:38am Charis Chang and Rohan Smith   news.com.au George Pell: Six years behind bars 11.20am Silence in courtroom as sentence read out In contrast to the cheers heard outside, news.com.au reporter Rohan Smith said there was … Continue reading

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Pell sentencing

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Yes, I’m back.  We barely set foot in our house and we were down with that miserable flu.  Sheer misery for a few days 🙁 First, for those who ask, our grandson is doing well.  He is now allowed to … Continue reading

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‘I want him to rot in jail’: Pell victim’s father speaks on eve of sentencing

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The father of one of the 13-year-old choirboys abused by Cardinal George Pell has ripped into the senior Catholic ahead of his sentencing. news.com.au March 12, 20193:01pm George Pell: A History of Denial In 1996, the lives of two 13-year-old … Continue reading

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“George Pell’s barrister Robert Richter too ‘angry, emotional’ to lead defence team” & related articles

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ABC   Australian Broadcasting Corporation 05 March 2019 By Damian McIver Photo: Mr Richter has confirmed he is leaving George Pell’s legal team. (AAP: Erik Anderson) Top barrister, Robert Richter QC, will no longer represent Cardinal George Pell in court for … Continue reading

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“Cardinal Pell’s Appeal Process to Begin in June” & related articles

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Cardinal George Pell outside the Hotel Quirinale in Rome March 3, 2016. (Alexey Gotovskiy/CNA) National Catholic Register 06 March  2019 Catholic News Agency The cardinal’s appeal will be made on three points, according to the appeal document. MELBOURNE, Australia — … Continue reading

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So very  unique to each victim

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The following is an extract from Louise Milligan’s Cardinal:  The Rise and Fall of George Pell: 28 February 2019:  The Kid and The Choirboy – the harrowing story of George Pell’s victims So terribly sad.  So heart breakingly familiar, yet … Continue reading

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