Analysis

The Anatomy of a Pathology

May 25, 2020 George Weigel 37

Those who imagined that the sliming of Cardinal George Pell would stop as of April 7, when a unanimous decision of the High Court of Australia acquitted him of “historical sexual abuse,” did not reckon […]

Analysis

Justice, finally.

April 6, 2020 George Weigel 167

The unanimous decision by Australia’s High Court to quash a guilty verdict and enter a verdict of “acquitted” in the case of Pell vs. The Queen reverses both the incomprehensible trial conviction of Cardinal George […]

Features

A Last Chance for Australian Justice

March 6, 2020 George Weigel 28

On March 11-12, the High Court of Australia will hear Cardinal George Pell’s appeal of his conviction on charges of “historic sexual abuse.” The High Court has seven judges and a majority vote is required […]

Features

Falsely, Matilda

August 22, 2019 George Weigel 100

Was it mere coincidence, or perhaps Providence, that Catholics around the world read Psalm 94 at Midday Prayer on August 21, hours after an appellate panel of three judges announced a 2-1 decision rejecting Cardinal […]

Analysis

The Holy See and Cardinal Pell

March 13, 2019 George Weigel 59

Cardinal George Pell’s December 2018 conviction on charges of “historic sexual abuse” was a travesty of justice, thanks in part to a public atmosphere of hysterical anti-Catholicism — a fetid climate that had a devastating […]