Demonizing Cardinal Pell

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.”

See here:

https://nypost.com/2019/08/22/catholic-haters-have-just-convicted-an-innocent-cardinal/

https://www.catholicleague.org/war-against-cardinal-pell/

https://www.catholicweekly.com.au/andrew-bolt-slams-shameful-witch-hunt-of-cardinal-pell/

https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/blogs/andrew-bolt/pell-case-more-doubters-come-forward/news-story/4f594f60d59dbb90c230143e93a2683c

and some headlines of articles previously published here:

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As if that proof wasn’t enough, the next morning (Friday) I awoke to what seems like the perfect proofin 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 Mum

You 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:

Vile Cartoon

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:

https://missionofsalvation.com/message-1096/

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.

 

 

 

“…a terrible miscarriage of justice…”

AM+DG

Reactions:

 “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! 

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).

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.”

See the complete article at: https://remnantnewspaper.com/web/index.php/fetzen-fliegen/item/4579-australian-court-upholds-cardinal-pell-s-conviction

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”

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.