|CARDINAL GEORGE PELL|
ARCHBISHOP OF SYDNEY
His offence against the persecutors is not hard to find. His Eminence has, on a number of occasions stated that his practice is to "teach what the Catholic Church teaches,do what the Catholic Church does, and let the chips fall where they may...". Could anyone be more guilty in the eyes of the mainstream media? Outrageous! Against Abortion,Homosexual activity, Euthanasia,Contraception, Same Sex "Marriage" - and loyal to the Pope!!! Plainly guilty no need for trial.
They systematically fail to accurately represent his role in the Church in Australia, and one might puzzle over whether this is the sheer malice of convenience for their purposes, or invincible ignorance. For Cardinal Pell is always presented in the Australian Media as if he were the head of Catholic Church Australia Inc. This of course is very convenient for their purposes he is " the big fella" in every way, physically tall, a Cardinal and therefore close to the Pope in a formal way,he symbolises the Catholic Church for their purposes. But they proceed from that symbolism to try to make Cardinal Pell administratively responsible for every act of every cleric past and present throughout Australia.
Uninformed they may be, but one is inclined to believe that they are not so stupid as to really believe that. No, it is just a convenient lie to sell to a readership generally ignorant of the details of Church structure and administration. And it seems the intention is malign - to crudely strike back at the most senior and effective advocate
The fact that carefully organised "Victims Support Groups" have been successful in getting no less than three Child Sex Abuse inquiries running simultaneously, one in NSW related solely to the Hunter Valley region, one in Victoria related solely to that State and one National Inquiry into all institutions dealing with children, has created a marvellous media circus .
As a former Archbishop of Melbourne, Cardinal Pell was called to testify to the Victorian Inquiry and no doubt will ultimately testify to the National Inquiry. The questioning of witnesses in the Victorian Inquiry seemed at times to resemble the courts run by the Nazis in Germany, with members of the Inquiry Panel engaging in some cases in scurrilous lines of comment and examination.The lurid suggestions made there were then taken up by the Media and amplified for sensational and deceitful purposes.
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And this grew out of the equally dishonest assertion at the Victorian Inquiry that the Church ought to have sold the property in order to pay more compensation to victims of sexual abuse by a few clergy. This propaganda twist was of course, intentionally dishonest, since no such victim had gone without compensation adequate in terms of Australian law.One passes over the question whether or not money can really compensate genuine victims of such abuse. But for the people representing them , the money aspect is important - especially for lawyers on a no win no fee basis and dependent on a percentage of any award as their fee. Perhaps even victims support groups now perceiving their raison d'etre dwindling as these matters from the distant past are dealt with, are also coming to see a diminishing future and thus a need to " maintain the rage" or perish, along with their high profile leaders' media "life" - and the onset of attention deficit syndrome.
So His Eminence was pilloried for almost anything and everything. If in the face of the hostile and deliberately baiting questioning his manner was guarded, he was " aloof", " uncaring" , " unsympathetic", did he apologise -Yes - well then he was " insincere"! Did he consult lawyers - just as the victims and their representatives did? " Outrageous and disgusting", " Hiding".
Truly , it was always going to be a " no win" situation. Such Inquiries do not operate under the same rules as Courts of Law and one has to endure the assault. The purpose, if not of the Inquiries, of some of the participants is to vent spleen and hurl as much muck as they can.
Perhaps one of the lowest points of dishonesty reached by the Media was a newspaper headline widely repeated over the Internet which said :