Clerical abuse, false allegations of

Cardinal Pell says his conservative views drove public against him

BBC, December 20, 2020 George Pell, the Australian cardinal whose conviction for child abuse was overturned this year, has said his conservative Christian views drove public opinion against him. Speaking to the BBC, the 79-year-old said there was "no doubt" that his direct style and... read more

Why can’t Cardinal Pell’s media critics let go?

In the logic of true believers, if he looks innocent, he must be guilty. By Michael Cook, Mercatornet, December 3, 2020 screenshot CNN There’s a phenomenon in psychology called the “true believer syndrome”. The paradigm example is analysed in a 1956 psychology classic... read more


By George Cardinal Pell, First Things, August 2020 There is a lot of goodness in prisons. At times, I am sure, prisons may be hell on earth. I was fortunate to be kept safe and treated well. I was impressed by the professionalism of the warders, the faith of the prisoners, and the existence of... read more

‘I never felt forsaken’: Cardinal Pell opens up about letters of support that he received in jail

'I got immense support practical and otherwise. I never felt forsaken.' LifeSite News, April 24, 2020 Cardinal George Pell says that he “never felt forsaken” during his more than 13 months in prison, saying that he received “something like 4,000... read more

Cardinal George Pell freed from prison after High Court overturns sex abuse conviction

By Hilary Whiteman, CNN, April 7, 2020 Cardinal George Pell has been freed from prison after Australia's High Court unanimously overturned his conviction on five counts of historical child sex abuse. The momentous decision, handed down Tuesday by Chief Justice Susan Kiefel, ends a five-year... read more

Court-appointed official says Vatican failing on accountability in Nienstedt case

By Christopher White, Crux, March 23, 2020 Court-appointed official says Vatican failing on accountability in Nienstedt case By Christopher White, Crux, March 23 2020 NEW YORK - A court-appointed official for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis is alleging that the Vatican’s... read more

Pope accepts resignation of Cardinal Barbarin as Archbishop of Lyon

By Hannah Brockhaus, Catholic News Agency, March 6, 2020 The Vatican announced Friday that Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Cardinal Philippe Barbarin as archbishop of Lyon after his recent acquittal at the conclusion of his appeal of a 2019 conviction of failing to report... read more

Detroit Catholics say archdiocese fabricated rape charge against pastor

By J. D. Flynn, Catholic News Agency, February 25, 2020 A group of Detroit Catholics has filed a lawsuit claiming that the Archdiocese of Detroit fabricated an allegation of rape against their pastor in order to avoid media criticism about its handling of abuse allegations, and has mishandled... read more