Like a lamb to the slaughter!

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Today is the 13th March.

The day that Bergoglio came to the throne of St Peter.

That was a sad day, and today is a sad day.

It is the day that our very dear Cardinal George Pell, after being convicted of a crime of which he is innocent, – at a trial in which there was no substantiating evidence of the crime, at a trial on which was placed a gag order for the media, at a trial in which the accuser ‘s evidence was private, at a trial which made a mockery of Australia’s justice system – was sentenced for his supposed crimes.

An Archbishop in this country “told a congregation on the first Sunday after the convictions were made public that they should withhold judgment on Pell until the appeal. If we are too quick to judge, we can end up joining the demonizers or the apologists, those baying for blood or those in denial

“Pell was found guilty beyond reasonable doubt on the uncorroborated evidence of one witness, without forensic evidence, a pattern of behavior or a confession,” veteran crime reporter John Silvester wrote in Melbourne’s The Age newspaper.

“Pell has become a lightning rod on the worldwide storm of anger at a systemic cover-up of priestly abuses. But that doesn’t make him a child molester,” Silvester added.

(For quotes above, see article by associated Press: https://cruxnow.com/church-in-oceania/2019/03/12/sex-abuse-convictions-of-australia-cardinal-prove-polarizing/)

Culture

George Pell prayer day cancelled after backlash

According to a report by SBS News, the prayer day at the Nazareth House Chapel in Camberwell has been cancelled after a flyer advertising the event was shared on social media.

The hate frenzy that has been lashed up by the media makes no sense. It is palpable and scary. Many high-ranking people and well known journalists have risked their reputation and standing to vouch for him. (See previous posts at: https://remnantdisciplesjtm.com/2019/03/06/cardinal-pell-the-story-and-the-prophecy/  )

With regards to the attempt for the prayer service (as described above) for Cardinal Pell, there is nothing stopping us from requesting Masses from our own local priests to be said for Cardinal Pell, or gathering a group of people  – perhaps quietly though: “ “Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves” (Matthew 10:16)

The media frenzy is so bad that one Tv channel had Live coverage of the sentencing. The news papers had been promoting the fact that he could get 50 years – 10 years for each charge.

Some Journalists have described the trial as a  ‘witch-hunt’, and described Cardinal Pell as ascapegoat’ and as a ‘lamb to the slaughter’.

There was Another Who was hated and treated cruelly because He spoke the Truth; Who had false accusations made against Him. He was One Whom the crowd at that time too, had been whipped up into a hate frenzy and turned against Him – a crowd who called for His death; and Who was treated like a criminal; Who chose a murderer to be set free above Him; One Who had committed no crime.

There was also another case against a bishop in another state – he too was found guilty of covering up, but on appeal was found innocent. In the meantime, the pope had forced him to resign. He has not been re-instated. And there are other cases round the world.

As it turns out, the sentence was not as harsh as many wished.

        • George Pell has been sentenced to six years’ jail, with a non-parole period of three years and eight months.
        •  Even though, his appeal has not been heard, he was forced to sign   the sex offenders register.
        • He can apply for parole in October 2022.

Regardless though, his character has been tarnished and he has been “demonised” as referred to by Jesus in a prophecy by Jesus in April 2014:

“…, 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.” (Book of Truth April 10, 2014 @ 5:22pm).

This prophecy will be totally fulfilled when the new laws will be introduced into the churches as a result of this court case.

Today, the appeal will be commenced. Please pray that God finds him a good and brave lawyer to present the appeal, and that good judges sit on the appeal panel.

The Cardinal Pell case is important to us all. In times of persecution, we need martyrs. Cardinal Pell is no doubt a martyr – not a blood martyr but a ‘white’ martyr. His demeanour – his inner peace, and dignity – stand out throughout it all.

Let’s not stop praying for him during the next few months. We can make many spiritual bouquets for him to offer to our Heavenly father, and encourage others – in our prayer groups,  in our local parishes, our families and friends – to do likewise.

Rosaries, Chaplets of Divine Mercy, Decades of Rosary, Rosary of Sorrows of Our Lady, Masses, little sufferings offered up, penances, fasting…

And let’s not forget to ask our Blessed Mother Queen of the Clergy, Cardinal Pell’s  Guardian Angel, and St Michael to protect him during his time in gaol.

Cardinal Pell – the story and the prophecy

See Part 1 published 2017https://remnantdisciplesjtm.com/2017/06/30/cardinal-george-pell-is-this-prophecy-about-him/

Cardinal Pell -Conducting an  Ordination in 2011 at St. Mary’s Cathedral

The prophecy:

“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).
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Cardinal Pell’s conviction fulfils this prophecy on many levels.

  • Firstly, it is plausible that he is a most esteemed bishop because he has always striven for Truth, honesty and justice and to be faithful to the Teachings of the Church.
  • Secondly, it is clear that a “terrible miscarriage of justice” is highly likely to have taken place.
  • Thirdly, he was demonised even before the trial through books such as “The Rise and Fall of George Pell” by Louise Milligan and a vilification campaign run by Fairfax media group in both newspapers and on free to air public TV:
For example:
  • the documentary “The Bell Tolls” 2015 aired on 60minutes,
  •  “Loss of Faith” 2002 on same show and
  •  frequent Fairfax media headlines assumed guilt well before he was even on charges that actually held 
The end of the paragraph speaks of “new laws”. As a result of years of media demonising of such a Senior Australian Catholic Church figure, and the coming out of true allegations of child abuse in other churches, the 5 year Royal Commission into Child Abuse in Australia recommended that the Sacrament of Confessional Seal will be subject to a new law which was brought in by the government but directly affected churches: the mandatory reporting of child abuse even when revealed in Confession. This law was announced last year but was due to begin operating by end of March this year. And I imagine, there will be many other laws foisted upon us. It’s a bit coincidental that all this happened around the same time as Pell’s conviction.
Some people might have a problem with the fact that the prophecy uses the word “Bishop” not “Cardinal”. I just thought that all cardinals are bishops first. But I found out that a bishop is an apostolic spiritual charism given by Jesus himself to Peter and the 12 apostles, and handed down through apostolic succession.
They have the charism to make priests , other bishops, and do confirmation, to approve exorcisms etc. A Cardinal is a man-made administrative designation only. There was no such thing as cardinals until the 6th century, and there is no handing down.
The prophecy fits Cardinal Pell and the surrounding circumstances, like a glove. There is no other bishop that quite fits the details of this prophecy in this way, although many priests have been mistreated. We can well imagine that Jesus’ heart would be breaking over the plight of many of his sacred servants at this time and the difficult trials they are facing- in so many ways. Therefore the timing and context also is perfect.

Why Pell was a target:

  • Read our post of 2 years ago when we first connected the dots of this prophecy (see link at top of page)

 

  •  13 Cardinals’ letter at the synod of 2014; his dealings as Bishop in Melbourne and the Catholic Educ. office,…

 

  • and also

“… Cardinal George Pell is the most repellant person imaginable to the so-called ‘lavender mafia’ of powerful left-wing gay bishops in Rome.

Pell is the feisty, plain-spoken son of a heavyweight boxer; he has a track record of financial prudence and he championed the cause of abuse victims long before Rome took the problem seriously.In short, he’s everything the progressive Left and the corrupt Roman curia hate.

And boy, did he make enemies when Pope Francis appointed him to reform the Vatican Bank, one of the most cataclysmically mismanaged financial institutions in the world.

Pell was brought in because he almost single-handedly rescued the Sydney and Melbourne dioceses from bankruptcy, but, as he began to unravel the multi-billion dollar corruption and venality in Rome, he was abruptly– conveniently, you might say – summoned back to Australia to defend himself against sex abuse charges.

The moment he left the Vatican, his bank reforms stalled, and the sinister forces controlling the Catholic church seized the reins again….”

(By well known author Milo Yianopoulos)
  •  In April, 2016, after Pell had engaged the well known auditors of Price, Watwerhouse Cooper to conduct an internal audit, it was announced by the Vatican that these proceedings had been halted and the authority issued by Pell had been revoked.Edward Pentin, a Vatican journalist for the  National Catholic Register, said: “It’s becoming clear that the rigour of the audit in an effort to raise its financial transparency to international standards is unnerving some in the Vatican. From: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/apr/2 (as above)
  • Another example is that the Victorian police put an ad. in the newspaper in March 2013 asking for anyone who wants to complain about anything that may have happened at Melbourne Cathedral. There were no complaints as yet.
By Oct 2016, complainants had come forward. Most of the charges were dismissed  – Cardinal Pell was overseas, or living in another town to where the supposed incident took place, etc. They  were out to get him by hook or by crook.  
In October 2016, “It was also revealed that Cardinal Pell had asked for the complainants’ police statements before being interviewed by police…”

The date of the prophecy:

April 2014 – By this time it had been reported that Pell  had discovered the stash of unaccounted for money in the Vatican Bank and called in the highly respected Price- Waterhouse auditors to investigate it. The pope pulled the reins and dismissed the auditors without telling Pell.Two months later he was back in Sydney answering charges.
It seems probable that Pell had discovered something that he was not supposed to. And by October of that year, there were complaints against him.

The guilty verdict.

Every piece of evidence by the prosecution was countered by the  defence. There was no case to answer. Yet the jury unanimously found him guilty . This was the 2nd trial. The first trial was a hung jury with 10 out of the 12 jurors wanting acquittal.

When they said he was going to gaol, he told friends that he was going on “retreat”. People commented on his calm and peaceful demeanour. One journalist said  he was a scapegoat for the sins of the Church; and another described him as “a lamb to the slaughter.” One blogger claims that Cardinal Pell said, “If Jesus wills it, I will accept it.”

Our Bible Reading at our JtM Crusade  Prayer group the next day after the news broke:

“The Beheading of St John the Baptist” We thought that lots of it could be applied to Cardinal Pell. Read it at: https://remnantdisciplesjtm.com/2019/03/05/jtm-crusade-prayer-meeting-thurs-28-feb-2019/

Support for Cardinal Pell:

As soon as the media gag order was removed and Cardinal Pell’s guilty verdict was made public, there was an outcry from people who had a lot to lose – their public positions, their prominent standing in our society. On the other hand there was a definite “blood-lust” and anger from most of the media.

People who spoke up for him after the verdict included:

Former Prime Ministers   –

  • Tony Abbott (a Catholic) and
  • John Howard (Anglican) who praised the man and his character.

Secular journalists            –  

  • Miranda Devine (catholic) who often writes about fishy goings  on  at the Vatican and
  • Andrew Bolt – self-acclaimed agnostic
  • Australian Jesuit priest Fr. Frank Brennan expressed shock at news of the conviction. He himself had many views on the other side of the spectrum to Cardinal Pell.
  • Alan Jones – well known talk-back radio host spoke to a priest who explained the impossibility of what was claimed.
  • George Weigel -, John Paul II’s ­biographer, and  distinguished Senior Fellow of Washington, D.C.’s Ethics and Public Policy Center, where he holds the William E. Simon Chair in Catholic Studies.   
  • Raymond Arroyo on EWTN
  • Father Raymond J. de Souza who is the editor in chief of Convivium magazine.
  • Milo Yiannopoulos – well known author of a book on Vatican corruption.

On  February 28, 2019, LifeSiteNews reported that: “A number of commentators have denounced Cardinal George Pell’s prosecution and conviction of sexual assault as an anti-Catholic witch hunt instigated by media and police.”

Please pray for Cardinal Pell – for the success of the appeal , which could take months. Technically he can’t lose, but these are not normal times and evil forces abound.

Our Lady Help of Christians – Patroness of Australia, pray for Cardinal Pell.

Keep him under your holy mantle for protection and consolation. Amen.

‘Nothing is covered that shall not be revealed,

nor hidden that shall not be known.’ (Matt 10:26)

 

Comment: There are many articles containing the details of the trial and the evidence. The people listed above are good sources of information.

Remnant Child of Mary contributed to this post.