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John-Henry Western recently posted the video below on the state of the Catholic Church. The video provides a many quotations (many in the actual circumstances) from Pope Francis that will appall and shock orthodox Catholics, and will be the joy of the destroyers who see him fulfilling the promise of Vatican II.
A young man named Wilson Gavin who led a protest against a so-called “drag queen story hour” in Brisbane a couple of days ago is believed to have killed himself. He was a member of the University of Queensland Liberal National Club, a Catholic, and a homosexual. He had been a vocal critic of fake marriage at the height of the debate a couple of year ago.
Drag queen protester Wilson Gavin’s suicide exposes horrors of online abuse
The suicide of a young conservative activist just hours after he attracted a storm of online abuse for leading a protest against a drag queen reading event for children has supercharged debate over the use of social media as a weapon to attack political opponents.
Wilson Gavin, 21, was openly gay but vehemently committed to conservative causes such as the monarchy and opposition to same-sex marriage.
His suicide followed a barrage of social media abuse over his role in the protest at a Brisbane council library on Sunday.
Decent-minded Australians must be grateful for Andrew Bolt’s unfailing defence of Cardinal Pell since those patently false charges were made through the agency of the Cardinal’s hate-filled political enemies.
Chris S Friel working from the other side of the world has done outstanding work on the Cardinal Pell Affair. He has produced a series of sharp compelling analyses of all the important features of Cardinal’s conviction for sexual abuse of a minor. Friel’s work will be in the frontline of any research serious investigators undertake in scrutinising of one of the most shocking sets of circumstances in Australia’s history.
On the eve of The High Court of Australia’s decision about allowing an appeal, Friel has posted an extremely useful summary of the work he has done. One can access it on the Academia website. I have produced it below.
SUMMARY OF THE PELL PAPERS
by Chris S Friel
This is a brief
summary of the work I have done on the Pell case followed by a bibliographical
note also on my Academia page, “The Pell Papers.” I shall refer to the number
of each paper (in text) where the article for each number is identified in the
list immediately following.
I began writing
with (1, 2) which drew attention to what I thought two key issues, namely, the
way that the story of the complainant had shifted, and of the difficulties I
saw in Milligan’s Cardinal. Much of the subsequent work involved trying to
clear up the ambiguities, and an overview can be found in a long review of
Milligan’s book (22). This was written in July, between the appeal hearing and
the ruling. I look at:
The Get Pell Network
The significance of the Southwell Inquiry
The various coincidences in timing that indicate how, around the time when the complainant went to the police, various “memories” were suspiciously reconstructed in order to implicate Pell.
As the Synod of Bishops from the Amazon continues to make headlines, many are curious about the contents of its forthcoming report. According to Pope Francis, the synod’s goal is “to identify new paths for the evangelization of God’s people in that region,” with a particular emphasis on the region’s indigenous people, who are “often forgotten and without the prospect of a serene future.”
Unfortunately, given the working document that’s already been released, as well as the various participants involved, many expect these “new paths” to include the Roman Catholic Church’s ongoing flirtations with liberation theology. As Kishore Jayabalan recently wrote here on the blog, “The tendency to blame capitalism for the ills of the region, the animus against a hierarchical Church, and the hopes for a socialist utopia are alive and well in the synod preparations.”