Topic archives: Cardinal George Pell

Pell freezes over

May 23, 2017 6

Cardinal George Pell shaped an entire generation of the Australian Catholic Church. But his influence, and that of priests like him, is waning, as Pope Francis embarks on a radical overhaul of the Vatican and ecclesiastical appointments.

The Battle for the See of Melbourne

May 18, 2017 3

The Australian Church has reflected both egalitarian and authoritarian ideologies in recent times but a change is coming, writes vaticanologist Michael Hewitt-Gleeson.

How two Ballarat schoolboys took on a paedophile Christian Brother

March 3, 2016 5

In the dead of night, two schoolboys decided to take on a predator.

Media briefs: Pell the antidote? … Vic gov out of print … star-spangled ranga …

Media briefs: Pell the antidote? … Vic gov out of print … star-spangled ranga …

March 3, 2016 5

Be careful of kicking George Pell, the associate editor of The Boston Globe warns.

Cui bono? Home field advantage in the inquisition of George Pell

March 1, 2016 15

Why is George Pell giving his testimony in the Vatican instead of Australia? Vaticanologist Michael Hewitt-Gleeson says there is always a reason.

Media briefs: Apologies galore … <em>USA Today</em> tomorrow? … in the name of love …

Media briefs: Apologies galore … USA Today tomorrow? … in the name of love …

May 25, 2015 3

Bernardi scores an apology. Plus other media tidbits of the day.

Divine spin: inside the Church PR machine — and why Pell must go

Divine spin: inside the Church PR machine — and why Pell must go

June 21, 2013 29

With a royal commission into child sex abuse starting work, the Catholic Church faces a tough task in PR and communications. Experts agree the Church has not handled the challenge well -- but is a seachange taking place?

Confessional: priests in the dock?

November 15, 2012 3

Crikey readers weigh in on the issues of the day.

Devamation: George Pell pursues legal action over a Deveny tweet

Devamation: George Pell pursues legal action over a Deveny tweet

May 8, 2012 31

Cardinal George Pell's lawyers pursued legal action against Twitter after comedian Catherine Deveny tweeted a photo which Pell's lawyers say "conveys ... seriously defamatory imputations".

Breivik and the dangers lurking in extremist views

April 19, 2012 1

Crikey readers have their say.

A steady employment trend

A steady employment trend

April 12, 2012 1

This morning’s March figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics show the Australian economy is growing just fast enough to cope with increases in the workforce.

On the seventh day, God didn’t create coal-fired power stations

October 31, 2011 1

Crikey readers have their say.

The Greens more Christian than Christians

The Greens more Christian than Christians

August 9, 2010

Responding to a damning opinion piece by Cardinal George Pell, Bob Brown has swung back with a bible bashing counter-attack, arguing the Greens' stance on many election issues are closer to biblical values than those espoused by Pell and his congregation.