George Pell, Harvey Weinstein, Michael Jackson. We remember the names of those who sicken us, but we give the institutions that enabled them a free pass. Why?
The news of George Pell’s conviction has the populace of one Victorian prison rushing to welcome him in the proper fashion.
So there we have it. George Pell will indeed spend a chunk of his remaining life in prison. But to those who feel it should have been longer, or that justice was not done, I suggest that we focus on what is truly important.
While the Pell verdict has split the nation, scoring it as a win for our political station needs to stop.
The news about George Pell hit home, as I thought of my uncle, a victim of the church, one who didn’t survive to feel the vindication felt last week.
It’s official. George Pell will be spending tonight in jail after his legal term withdrew his application for bail.
With George Pell found guilty and the media gag order lifted, there’s a lot we need to catch up on. If you have any questions about the particular case, here are your answers.
2018 is a confusing, grating place, where those with opportunity cry loudest. Fortunately, the Dutch have a word for it: ‘aansteller’.
Well, the Pell tolls for thee, as Cardinal George has faced the court and entered a plea of not guilty over numerous sexual offences.
2018 is a particularly bad year to be a Catholic. However, while we’ve brought it upon ourselves, we also have the capacity for change.
A Ricki Lake-grade zinger, a foreclosed farm and a pack of people whining “you’ve changed, man” highlight the worst parts of #AusPol this week. Standard.
Yesterday, the Archbishop’s grating comments on marriage equality rolled the eyes of a nation. But, as someone who considers themselves religious, I’m tired of being tarred with the same brush.
It’s not a good time to be a Catholic in Australia. But to assume we’re all morally questionable theological dinosaurs is not only unfair, but shows a fundamentalist devotion to ignorance.
In such a highly scrutinised case as George Pell’s, it behoves supporters and critics alike to support the systems in place, instead of administering our own justice.
Morn! What happened while you were asleep? Well, George Pell is again pursued by the law, Lena Dunham popped the boot into Trump, and Godzilla made his sporting debut.
The Court of Public Opinion is back in session this week (via video link) to collectively sentence Cardinal George Pell. Get Judgin’
Using the example of the Pell hearings and BHP dam collapse, Ingeborg van Teeseling highlights the growing culture of the underhanded approach.
The war of general opinion rages on this week with a wide range of combatants and a Trump/Pope title fight. Here at the TBS Current Affairs Desk, we’re taking all bets! | Rob Idol
With Cardinal Pell too sick to attend the Royal Commission, Tim Minchin will be bringing the crowds to him via a jaunty, vicious charity tune. Donate now!
Cardinal George Pell, the man at the centre of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, has been excused from giving evidence in person – much to the outrage of victims and their families.
As Cardinal George Pell prepares for his “higher calling” at the Vatican, Jordan King Lacroix looks back over some of his less memorable moments…