“Disgraceful decision about Pell” (from a son-in-law)
My reply: I am so sad and sorrowful.
I can’t believe it and yet I can.
They were out to get him – no matter what.
Legally it makes no sense and according to common sense it makes no sense
Our Lady has another sword of sorrow in her heart and Our Lord is being scourged over and over.
Yet, in that – we have a martyr and for that we must be grateful.
He is not allowed his clerical collar or crucifix or breviary. etc.
He has been in 23 hour/day solitary confinement since June
He has the heaviest Cross of all other the other bishops.
I am so sad – for him, for our priests, for the Church, and for all Christians who are, and who will be persecuted!
“My dearly beloved daughter, how My Heart is breaking because of the plight of My sacred servants and the difficult trials which they will have to face because of My enemies. My most esteemed Bishop will be the subject of a terrible miscarriage of Justice. Then, when he has been demonized, many of My sacred servants will be taken to task, should they dare to utter grievances against the new laws, which are not of Me and which they will have to witness being introduced into My Churches.” (April 10, 2014 @ 5:22pm).
Cardinal Pell – “the subject of a terrible miscarriage of justice”
We have been waiting since June for the outcome of his appeal.
I was always hopeful, yet I was not surprised.
In the prophecy (above) it says “Then, when he has been demonized...” This phrase always stuck with me. I wondered – “what does that mean?” That is a word which we don’t expect to be used. It is such a terrible word – denoting the very worst of events.
How much does it take to “demonize” someone? Being found guilty was not enough. They had to make sure – against all legal and common sense, that his appeal was not upheld.
And then it says …”new laws, which are not of Me and which they will have to witness being introduced into My Churches.” If Cardinal Pell’s appeal was upheld they would not have an excuse to bring in the new laws. So his conviction had to stand.
The ACT (Canberra) did not hesitate in proposing “Seal of Confession” laws. Coinciding with the announcement of the results of his appeal, 2 more states had bills presented in their parliaments. Many bishops and priests have already spoken against these prospective laws, saying they would rather go to gaol.
Besides Seal of Confession laws, I was wondering what other new laws “which are not of ME” will be introduced into our churches? I guess we will have to wait and see, but at least we know what is going to happen.
Cardinal Pell’s advice from prison.
Kathy Clubb, Australian correspondent for the Remnant Newspaper wrote:
“ Fortunately, our dear Cardinal has also provided a model of conduct for this time of apostasy, persecution and suffering. From his pastoral letter:
My faith in Our Lord, like yours, is a source of strength. The knowledge that my small suffering can be used for good purposes through being joined to Jesus’ suffering gives me purpose and direction. Challenges and problems in Church life should be confronted in a similar spirit of faith.
… And may God strengthen and bless His Eminence, George Cardinal Pell.”
Also see the Cardinal’s letter at: https://catholicismpure.wordpress.com/2019/08/12/cardinal-george-pells-letter-from-prison-to-his-supporters/
Read more about the failure of his appeal : https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/breaking-cardinal-pell-to-remain-in-jail-as-appeal-falls-on-deaf-ears
Sr.B’s reaction (and summary of events in a nutshell):
“For someone who has not watched TV for nearly 3 years, you can take what I say with a pinch of salt. I seem to remember he was being tried for one episode, all other accusations having been dropped. The young man making the accusation claimed there was another boy involved. This other boy never made an accusation, &, on being questioned by his mother – more than once, stated: “Nothing happened.” When this boy died of a drug overdose, boy No 1 quickly contacted his father, linking the death with abuse, & got a grieving father on side.
This boy was such a poor witness at the Cardinal’s first trial, which did not have an outcome, that he was kept from appearing before this last jury, his taped voice being used. The Cathedral was being renovated & was used just 2 or 3 Sundays within the given period. After Mass, like most Celebrants, the Cardinal was on the steps chatting with those leaving. The altar boys were also in the choir, and if two were missing, it would have been noticed.
There was at least one priest with the Cardinal, and the room he was supposed to have committed the offence was usually a hive of activity. You would be aware what Priests wear before celebrating Mass, including a long surplice. I watched TV for just a couple of minutes, but thought I heard the female Judge mentioning multiple offences.
He has been in solitary confinement, allowed out of his cell of one hour each day, & I think he has a heart condition. That is from December, & it will be 3 years before he is eligible for parole. The Victorian police have been searching for years for anyone they could find who would bring accusations against the Cardinal. To go back further, when he was Bishop in Melbourne,he alienated some Catholics by not giving Communion to practising homosexuals, after explaining very kindly to them re a sacrilege.
It might be worth our while to remind ourselves how many foundresses, including our own – have suffered heart-break and humiliation at the hands of Church Leaders. It is a long time since I visited the Josephite Museum, but seem to remember a depiction of St. Mary McKillop kneeling at the feet of a Bishop, being excommunicated, &, I think, denied receiving the Eucharist.
In my opinion, these are the people who most closely resemble Jesus, who was never accepted by the Religious authorities of His day. They were not aware of the Trinity & might not have believed He could be God, but they observed His miracles over 3 years, including raising Lazarus who had been in a tomb for 4 days, & they were never able to accuse Him of sin. So, at the least, they knew they were condemning an innocent man to death.
I will continue to pray for Cardinal Pell, that this experience will bring him closer to God, & even to holiness. After all, life is short and Eternity is FOREVER.
Take Care, B”