Chris S Friel

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, the appeal, the High Court appeal verdict 7-0, and post appeal reflections.

Great credit and gratitude is due to Chris Friel for his tenacity in pursuing what he clearly thought was injustice. There can be no doubt that his sustained analysis influenced the debate about Cardinal Pell’s case among Australia’s legal fraternity. It is probable the High Court Justices were aware of the crucial arguments he proposed against the trials and appeals.

The Pell Papers – 101+ pieces listed

The Pell Papers

After High Court Decision 7-0

What the Kid said about the Choirboy

The Diary of a Witch Hunter

On the Performance of Kerri Judd in Canberra

What did Victoria Police say to the Office of Public Prosecutions

Gans at the Gateway

The Reception of the HCA Ruling in the Commentary

Truth is the Daughter of Time

Manufactured Obscurity

Concealed in the HCA

Moving Forward after Pell’s Acquittal

A Response to the Ruling of the HCA

HCA Pell Ruling in Full

Hca

The High Court Appeal

Questions on the Get Pell Investigation

The Crucial Experiment in the Pell Case

Strategy and Tactics in the Case against Cardinal Pell

Remarks on the First Pell Trial in Comparison with the Second 3

Remarks on the First Pell Trial in Comparison with the Second 2

Remarks on the First Pell Trial in Comparison with the Second 1

The First Pell Trial Notes

For Truth and Justice in an Australian Court

How the Jury were Convinced

A Note on the Sacrarium

On a Redaction in Kerri Judd

The Illogic of Kerri Judd

Bret Walker on Thursday

Kerri Judd on the Sacristy Locale

Kerri Judd on the Wine in the Alcove

Transcript of Kerri Judd before the High Court

Walker Before the High Court

Pell Oral Presentation to High Court

Crown Oral Presentation to High Court

Transcript of the first day before the High Court just released with commentary

Pell v The Queen [2020] HCATrans 26 (11 March 2020

On the “Indicia” of the Sacristy Locale Revisited

Why 1997? Revisited

What the High Court must hear tomorrow

What is Going On in the Pell Affair?

The Offending

Evidence on the Kitchenette in the Priests’ Sacristy

The Wine in the Wardrobe Revisited

Rome Interview With Comments

Rome Interview – transcript

What Everybody Has Overlooked in the Pell Case

Respondent’s Further Submissions

If the Wardrobe Does Not Fit the Jury Must Acquit

How Compound Probability Helps Cardinal Pell

Pell-Queen Chronology

Locating the Wine in the Alcove

Walker’s Return

Applicant’s Reply (Bret Walker to High Court, February)

It Only Takes Five Minutes

The White Door

The Concelebrating Priests at the First Incident

Pell v the queen 2019 vsca 186 – web updated 22082019 (3)

The Two Wings of the Pell Case

The Two Steps Alibi

Evidence from the Choir

An Independent Assessment on the Whole of the Evidence?

Compound Probability and the Crown

Cardinal Pell’s Impossible Sin

A Response to The Response of the Crown to Pell’s Appeal

The Court Case and the first Appeal

How to do Bad Things with Words

Invariable Practice

How the interview changed the story

The Sacristies Area Revisited

The Solid Obstacle

The Sacristies Area

A Critique of Ferguson & Maxwell

IN THE HIGH COURT OF AUSTRALIA

Summary of the Pell Papers

The Background Thinking to the Rome Interview

The Problem of the Hiatus

The Hiatus and the Crown

The Second Incident

South Transept Gloria Mundi

But he isn’t wearing anything at all!

Investigative Journalism and the Pell Case

The Crook

Milligan and the Year

Lucy’s on the Road Again

Lucy Morris and Margaret

Believing Victims and Institutional Stupidity

The Social Media Witch-Hunt Revisited

Weinberg and the Hiatus

The Moment I knew He would be Found Guilty

Can Belief and Doubt Co-Exist?

Credibility in the Rulings

Why 1997?

From Committal to Trial in the Rulings: The Robes and the Wine

An Eighteenth Solid Obstacle

The Surprise of the Sacristy or The Parable of the Rectangle

Credible, not Reliable?

The Return of the Choristers

The Contrivance of Cardinal Pell

Putting Portelli to One Side

The Hiatus Theory

A Very Short Critique of Ferguson and Maxwell

Ferguson, Maxwell, Weinberg on the Constitutional Role of the Jury

Ferguson/Maxwell on Credibility

Ferguson/Maxwell on Credibility (2)

Weinberg, Ferguson/Maxwell and Walker in Conversation

Weinberg, Ferguson/Maxwell and Walker in Conversation (2)

Bret Walker’s leave to appeal for Media

A Very Short Summary of Justice Weinberg’s Dissent

Pell vs The Queen: Abbreviation of Mark Weinberg

A Very Short Critique of Ferguson and Maxwell

Ferguson/Maxwell on Credibility (1)

Ferguson and Maxwell on Credibility (2)

The Social Media Witch-Hunt Revisited

Weinberg and the Hiatus

The Moment I Knew he would be Found Guilty

Can Belief and Doubt Co-exist?

Credibility in the Rulings

Why 1997?

From Committal to Trial in the Rulings: The Robes and the Wine

An Eighteenth Solid Obstacle

The Surprise of the Sacristy or The Parable of the Rectangle

Credible, not Reliable?

The Return of the Choristers

The Contrivance of Cardinal Pell

Putting Portelli to One Side

Writer … and still in the fifties