Travesty Down Under While Mourning Glaciers

‘Travesty’ does not seem to begin to describe what has happened in a court in Victoria, Australia, with the appeal of George Cardinal Pell on sexual abuse charges being rejected 2 to 1 in a three-judge panel.
Readers may peruse the reflections of George Weigl and Matthew Schmitz for the details, all of which point to the innocence of the Cardinal and, within the strict limits of human law, at the very least to his not being found guilty. Whatever happened to ‘beyond reasonable doubt’?
The thing about lying, and one of the reasons it is intrinsically evil, is that not only

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Pius the Pious

Even if late in getting to Saint Pius X (+1914), better that than never. A peasant, he was the first such in centuries, the popes all being chosen from the ‘nobility’. He brought his simple ways into the papal office, rescinding the custom, amongst others, of Popes eating alone, established by Urban VIII in the early 17th century – yes, the same one who condemned Galileo, but also sent the Jesuit missionaries to the New World. Perhaps sharing a meal and a fine bottle of Chianti with the irascible scientist may have helped them smooth things over, and history would

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