Chris Friel is an academic living and working in Wales (UK) with a special interest in theologian Bernard Lonergan. He has subjected the Pell trial and the Pell appeal to devastating analysis frequently drawing in Louise Milligan’s book CARDINAL whose spite, arrogance and undisguised bias has fed the unrelenting persecution of Cardinal Pell. Below are his postings about the trial and the appeal. I have put the appeal before the trial because of the current focus on the wide-ranging critique of the majority opinion of Justices Ferguson and Maxwell. The Pell Affair with its implications about the state of the judiciary in Australia will never go away.