Some Catholics are ‘unnerved’ by current events in the Church, says Cardinal Pell

The cardinal said that conscience must refer to revealed truth and the moral law

The following comes from a November 29 Catholic Herald article by Dan Hitchens: Cardinal George Pell has said that “a number of regularly worshipping Catholics” are “unnerved by the turn of events” in the Church. In a talk at St Patrick’s Church, London, Cardinal Pell said one cause for concern was false theories of conscience and the moral law. Cardinal Pell was … [Read more...]

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Let’s not rush to judge Cardinal Pell, Pope Francis says

Pontiff responds to questions regarding 40-year-old allegations of sexual abuse

The following comes from a July 31 Catholic News Agency article: In response to news that Australian authorities are investigating multiple allegations of child abuse leveled against Cardinal George Pell, Pope Francis cautioned against gossip and making judgements before all the facts are known. “We must wait for justice and not make a first judgement ourselves, a media … [Read more...]

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Power struggle at the Vatican

Suspension of audit ordered by Cdl. George Pell signals fight by 'old guard' to maintain clout in the curia

The following is an April 25 Catholic News Agency article by Andrea Gagliarducci: The recent suspension of an audit of Vatican finances by a major accounting firm shed light on a lively debate within the Sacred Walls about the balance of power between the Secretariat of State and the Secretariat for the Economy. The debate is, in fact, a result of the Curia reform begun … [Read more...]

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The irony of demotion

Cardinal Burke sermon on Mary's espousal

The following article was sent to Cal Catholic on Jan. 30 by one of its readers. The author is Father Benedict Kiely, pastor of Blessed Sacrament Parish in Stowe, Vermont and founder of Nasarean.org, which supports persecuted Christians in Iraq, Syria, and around the world. Vatican politics is notoriously fickle, and media reports about who is in and who is out usually … [Read more...]

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Pope Francis’s money man

The following comes from a Feb. 25 story by Samuel Gregg of the Acton Institute on Real Clear Religion. A tall, somewhat imposing figure with a lifetime of intellectual achievement, pastoral work, and a forceful engagement in the public square behind him, Cardinal George Pell doesn't fit most people's image of a financial administrator. The 72 year-old ecclesiastic has, … [Read more...]

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Pell dismisses traditionalist leader’s attack on Pope

  The following comes from an Oct. 28 story in the Vatican Insider (La Stampa). The Australian cardinal George Pell, one of the eight cardinals that Pope Francis has chosen to advise him, agreed to talk about his experience of their historic meeting (October 1-3) with the Holy Father on the understanding that “the only substantial information” available about … [Read more...]

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