Australia: Cardinal George Pell – Rest in Peace…

Australia: Cardinal George Pell – Rest in Peace…

We discussed the allegations, arrest, imprisonment and exoneration of Cardinal Pell – and featured this TV interview – on this blog, so it is fitting that we should offer our prayers for the repose of his soul, now that he has passed away.  Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him, may he rest in peace…

Your thoughts…

Comments (31)

  • Frankier

    God rest his soul.

    January 11, 2023 at 1:37 am
  • Lily

    I hope all those responsible for pursuing those false allegations against the cardinal are feeling the weight of their consciences now.

    May he rest in peace.

    January 11, 2023 at 8:43 am
    • westminsterfly

      Did they have any consciences? May Cardinal Pell rest in peace.

      January 11, 2023 at 2:47 pm
      • Lily


        They must have consciences, even if they are dulled or close to dead. It’s whether they will be touched at all by this news that is the real question, and I can only repeat that I hope, sincerely, that they do feel the weight of conscience at this time because otherwise they are piling coals of fire upon their own heads.

        January 13, 2023 at 11:58 pm
  • Margaret Mary

    Rest in peace.

    January 11, 2023 at 8:49 am
  • Fidelis

    The irony is, he had been in Rome for Benedict’s funeral when he died.

    This is the sort of horrible headlines that we are seeing.

    Cardinal Pell, rest in peace.

    January 11, 2023 at 8:52 am
    • Faith of Our Fathers

      Fideles I wouldn’t even Read that Link never mind go near that Excuse for a Newspaper. It is only useful on a very very long walk. Cardinal Pell was a good Man who went to Court but could have stayed in the Vatican on the Trumped up Sexual Abuse crimes against Him . If their was any Scandal against Cardinal Pell we all know on here who is responsible.
      God Rest You Cardinal Pell.

      January 11, 2023 at 5:24 pm
    • editor


      Thank you for posting that link to The Sun report where, at least, the editor got the key facts into the very first paragraph – that the allegations against him were false, and that he was subsequently acquitted: “… [the Cardinal] spent over a year in solitary confinement in Australia before he was acquitted of the allegations in 2020.”

      January 12, 2023 at 10:38 am
  • Michael 🙏

    Dear friends

    May he rest in peace

    Michael 🙏

    January 11, 2023 at 9:31 am
  • Andrew Q

    May Cardinal Pell rest in peace. (So much stress from the trials and his abandonment by the Vatican can’t have helped his overall health.)

    January 11, 2023 at 10:55 am
  • editor January 11, 2023 at 1:54 pm
    • Athanasius


      I read the Catholic World Report article you linked and thought this Tweet of Archbishop Peter Comosoli odd to say the least:

      May eternal light now be his, who so steadfastly believed in the God of Jesus Christ.”

      What is that supposed to mean? Is he suggesting that Our Lord Jesus Christ Himself is not God? Sounds to me like this Archbishop is peddling the Modernist “latent seed” doctrine condemned by St. Pius X as a clever ruse to undermine Our Saviour’s divinity, among other Catholic dogmas.

      January 11, 2023 at 9:46 pm
      • editor


        I noticed that, too, but didn’t know what to make of it, whether it simply reveals…

        (a) someone who doesn’t have a good grasp of language (like those who insist on speaking of “the spirit” of Jesus – do they really mean the Holy Spirit or what?)


        (b) someone who doesn’t have a good grasp of theology/divinity


        a combination of (a) & (b) above.

        Who knows these days.

        January 11, 2023 at 11:38 pm
  • crofterlady

    May cardinal Pell rest in peace. He was a straight talking and an honest man. I often wonder what evil plot was devised against him to get him ousted. And by whom.

    January 11, 2023 at 4:39 pm
  • Watersider

    Dear Editor,

    Crofter Lady wonder no more.

    Cardinal Pell was about to expose the financial corruption in the Vatican.
    Cardinal Pell DID expose the corruption of the Man Made Global Warming scam.
    Cardinal Pell was falsely convicted by the corrupt Masonic Victorian legal system.
    Cardinal Pell was/still is pilloried by the satanic Australian left wing Labour media/government.
    Is that enough?
    May he rest in peace now.

    January 11, 2023 at 8:43 pm
    • editor


      We saw how corrupt the Victoria police were in the way they handled the Covid rules – they were brutal. A bunch of thugs. And, as we found out during the Cardinal Pell saga, a bunch of anti-Catholic thugs at that. Yes, may the Cardinal now rest in peace.

      January 12, 2023 at 10:40 am
  • Athanasius

    Like Crofterlady, I wonder if there is something a little more sinister going on with Cardinal Pell’s death. From what Watersider says, it could well be that some hidden force saw an opportunity to be rid of one who threatened to expose all manner of evil.

    I’m sure we all remember the Roberto Calvi/Vatican Bank intrigue – said to have associations with Masonry. Well, Cardinal Pell was in the process of looking at that bank’s working processes when suddenly he came under the spotlight in Australia as a potential pedarist and therefore had to abandon his work to go home and defend his good name. I read a story somewhere that a lot of Vatican money was transferred to unknown sources in Australia at that time, money that some believed was used to ensure the Cardinal’s conviction on child sex charges.

    God alone knows the truth of all this and God alone will have a severe judgement lined up for any involved in evil work. We know for certain that there is real evil at work in and around the Vatican in our time, so these are not far fetched imaginings. I personally have the hardest time believing that Cardinal Pell went in for a routine hip operation and ended up dead from heart complications, unless His Eminence had partaken of the COVID vaccine. I don’t know if he did or not, but it is another possible explanation.

    At any rate, God rest his soul and God have mercy on those who, in his lifetime, tried to destroy his reputation with the most horrendous possible accusations.

    January 11, 2023 at 9:35 pm
  • editor

    crofterlady sent me this link by email earlier, from the Spectator

    January 11, 2023 at 10:49 pm
  • Athanasius


    I wonder if this great observation of Cardinal Pell got him “done in”. At the very least, His Eminence confirmed for us what we have all known for a long time, which is that the Church is infiltrated at the highest level of its clergy by atheistic Communists. Of that there is not the least shadow of a doubt!!

    January 11, 2023 at 11:35 pm
    • editor


      Yes – like the timing of his arrest and trial despite the blatant absence of evidence, the timing of his death is highly suspect.

      I have the highest regard for the Sky News Australia journalist, Andrew Bolt, who exposed the lack of evidence against the Cardinal and kept defending him despite all the criticism that came his way. Here he is speaking highly of the Cardinal on the news of his death and condemning the grave miscarriage of justice which he suffered.

      And here is Andrew again, condemning the “vile celebration” of the Cardinal’s death on Twitter.

      January 11, 2023 at 11:45 pm
  • Athanasius


    Thanks for those links; I feel certain that Andrew Bolt will be rewarded with the gift of faith for his honesty and defence of Cardinal Pell. He’s a good man.

    January 12, 2023 at 12:37 am
    • editor


      I hope and pray for the same gift – and also for the Anglican who administers the blog which – throughout – supported the Cardinal and exposed the “case” against him as being nonsensical – not a shred of evidence. I can’t remember the name of that person/vicar, but that blog was steadfastly supportive of the Cardinal and deserves a great deal of credit for exposing the fraud. I must dig out some of our previous threads on this because I’m sure to have identified that blog, which was probably our main source.

      It is heartening to know that there are some good people who fight such injustice when they see it, despite (in this case) not being Catholics, especially when the so-called Catholics are more inclined to believe the worst, since they are so naïve as to imagine that the State or any of its agencies would not act unjustly, in this (very deliberate) way. Green as grass.

      January 12, 2023 at 10:43 am
  • Michael 🙏

    Dear friends

    If and l say if Cardinal Pell was the victim of some nefarious act are we really surprised?

    The criminality and filth coming out of the Vatican is beyond belief.

    Nothing would surprise me regarding that environment and the scheming evil individuals lurking behind the scenes.

    Every blessing

    Michael 🙏

    January 12, 2023 at 6:36 pm
    • Lily


      I couldn’t agree with you more. SO well said.

      January 13, 2023 at 11:59 pm
  • RCAVictor


    While you’re looking for that blog (I couldn’t find it myself), have a look at this:

    January 14, 2023 at 1:21 pm
    • editor

      RCA Victor,

      That is very interesting indeed. Normally, I would be lamenting the fact that the Cardinal used a pseudonym, but if ever there was an exception to the “stand up and be counted” exhortation, it is Cardinal Pell. He had been through quite enough by 2022, and I admire his courage in writing that memo, anonymously or not. The fact that there were those who guessed he was the author, speaks volumes. Cardinals with the insight to recognise this disastrous pontificate for what it is, are hardly standing out from the crowd, never mind standing up to be counted.

      Don’t you just love my little twists and turns with language? Clever or what?

      Sister Hayley of the Humble Order of Humility…(Superior General, of course…)

      January 14, 2023 at 11:16 pm
  • RCAVictor

    And then there is this, highlighting once and for all the ignoble, depraved, wicked mentality of certain Australian government officials:

    January 14, 2023 at 1:23 pm
    • editor

      That’s fine, RCA Victor, as long as they drop all pretence of having a fair and impartial justice system where someone is innocent until proven guilty and then – if wrongly imprisoned – set free, reputation restored.

      The sheer hypocrisy of these politicians and people is sickening. It’s mob rule and the same here as we have seen since we found ourselves in Lockdown Land, where the locals took to spying on neighbours and reporting them to the police. It’s all part of the same pretend-we-live-in-a-democracy baloney.

      January 14, 2023 at 2:10 pm
  • Athanasius

    RCAVictor & Editor

    Here we have a Cardinal of the Catholic Church who was falsely accused, hated, imprisoned, villified and metaphorically crucified, just like His Divine Master. The demons can’t hurt Cardinal Pell any more – he’s now beyond their wicked reach. I wouldn’t like to be in any of their shoes when they go to their judgement, though!

    January 14, 2023 at 9:36 pm
    • editor


      I totally agree with you – the Cardinal’s humble acceptance of his situation will heap coals of fire on the heads of all those responsible for their part in his unjust sufferings.

      January 14, 2023 at 11:18 pm
  • watersider

    Dear Editor,
    Quadrant online has 2 or 3 good articles on the political pillorying of (Cdl) Pell.
    Excuse the attempt at alliteration.
    Mr Windschute has been a great supporter of him as has the great Andrew Bolt.

    January 15, 2023 at 9:46 am

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