When I heard the news at work that Cardinal Pell’s appeal had been rejected, I was in shock. We received a temporary reprieve (in NSW, Australia) against the abortion law passing through the Upper House. It was not a win but it was a relief. We cried tears of relief momentarily but we know the fight is not yet over. The news about Pell was a blow.
Nothing much cuts closer to the bone than an innocent child being murdered by his own blood, an innocent child being sexually abused or an innocent man being sent to suffer in gaol and demonized for sins he didn’t commit. Not that this is the first time in history that this has happened. But Cardinal Pell is our brother in Christ, as are all those suffering little children- who belong to their Heavenly Father. How great must be God’s anger and sadness! Since Wednesday we have been in grieving. there is no other way to explain what we have been feeling.
We just couldn’t bring ourselves to write anything that day.
On Thursday, my mum wondered “What would it take to establish that Cardinal Pell has been demonized?” The reason she considered that is because in every way we can think of, he fits a particular prophecy…
The prophecy has three distinct elements:
– a bishop is the subject of a terrible miscarriage of justice
– he is demonized
-laws pertaining to the Church are then changed and other sacred servants persecuted if they dare object
Lord, God is this prophecy about him?
We have false accusations, an unfair trial where key evidence was not allowed, countless articles and news stories including stories & interviews on main news and current affair channels, books written against him, plenty of people calling him evil and baying for blood and then a ‘terrible miscarriage of justice’ which sees Cardinal Pell convicted of the most abhorrent of crimes. Those who are disgusted by the deliberate process of destroying the Cardinal and his reputation (including independent news journalists) have actually described what has happened and even used the exact term stating that he has “been demonized.”
and some headlines of articles previously published here:
As if that proof wasn’t enough, the next morning (Friday) I awoke to what seems like the perfect proof – in a glaringly visible form- of both Cardinal Pell’s deliberate demonisation AND the link it will have to the passing of the new law in Victoria which forces priests to break the Seal of Confession.
I wrote to mum:
Hi MumYou have to read the article and include this bit as proof of demonisation and the change in law.We all know that Pell was not even accused of abusing boys in the confessional. And yet in this article it mentions a horrible cartoon where the two ideas are clearly connected. To me this is the most clear proof of the prophecy being about him.“Yet I doubt there will be any backlash against The Australian, the country’s leading center-right newspaper, for the equally vile cartoon it published on the day Cardinal Pell’s appeal was rejected. It shows a priest with horns and a goatee hiding in a confessional, which is covered with a massive zipper, as on a pair of men’s trousers. It’s true: anti-Catholicism really is the last acceptable prejudice.”
Here is the cartoon published the same day as Cardinal Pell’s appeal was rejected:
When we first read this prophecy, in 2014, we wondered with horror, who this would apply to. Would it be Pope Benedict? Then, as stories and news articles began to vilify Cardinal Pell, the man who stood against injustice and for Truth, we wondered whether it would be about him.
My most esteemed Bishop will be the subject of a terrible miscarriage of justice
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.
Read the whole prophecy here:
Pray for Cardinal Pell: a white martyr.
On Friday morning before work, I did just this. I was offering him in prayer, knowing how patiently he has reassured his flock that he is offering his ‘little sufferings’ joined to Jesus. And, in great sorrow, as I prayed the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary, praying for Cardinal Pell, contemplating Our Crucified Lord, tears flowing down my cheeks, a thought flew in to my head, coming from nowhere, (as if sent by my angel) :
“He is suffering for the sins of The Church, which are not his own.”
And my next thought was “Just like Jesus willingly suffered for the sins of others… and was also condemned and arrested although an innocent man”. Cardinal Pell is not the first to suffer for the sins of others.
Jesus did ask some of his first bishops, James and John: “Can you drink the cup I am going to drink?” (Matthew 20: 22) And he reminded us all to take up our cross and follow Him.
I know Cardinal Pell willingly came back to Australia to face the trial although he could have had diplomatic immunity in the Vatican State, because he knew he was innocent. He accepted his original false conviction and sentencing saying ” if Jesus wills it, I will accept it”. I know he willingly offers up his sufferings for the Church as seen in his recent letter.
I pray for the appeal to the High Court to exonerate him but I don’t trust this will happen. I pray for him in gaol and for his strengthening. I pray he dies in a state of grace and when he dies, I will pray for his soul. I also pray for that of his accuser.
I will be able to ask for St. George Pell’s saintly intercession- in the affairs of the Church and for all the abused and especially for his colleagues who are priestly abusers.
I ask St. Gerard Majella now to intercede for all concerned now and for Blessed Mother to console her son.
JMJ pray 4 us.