Pell and the price

CERTAINLY, it may be inappropriate to offer a state memorial for Cardinal George Pell due to the distress it could cause the victims of abuse, as Premier Daniel Andrews stated last week.

But a more pertinent, and perhaps more valid reason for not honouring Pell in that way is, as the Premier also stated, that “we should never forget that predator brothers and priests were systematically moved around , knowingly, as part of a strategy, from one working-class parish to another”.

The Catholic Church’s cover-up of that strategy should never be forgotten, with forgiveness up to God- who might honour Pell’s lifelong faith with redemption.