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Tag archives: royal commission into child abuse

Victoria Police raise Pell, cardinal pontificates impending See change

Crikey June 30, 2017 6 Comments

It is a rare, if ever, event for a cardinal to be charged with a criminal offence, writes Vaticanologist Michael Hewitt-Gleeson.

Pell freezes over

Michael Sainsbury May 23, 2017 6 Comments

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.

No Walkley nom, but a vindication of sorts for the Hun’s Pell scoop

Myriam Robin October 27, 2016

It took 10 months to put together a story about sexual abuse allegations against George Pell, but this week police questioned the Cardinal in Rome.

Religious education encouraged ‘grooming’ 7-year-olds

Josh Taylor August 19, 2016 12 Comments

Children were being encouraged to form "special friendships" and share secrets with adults in a religious education program in Queensland.

The bishops who helped a paedophile priest with his thesis on another paedophile priest

Crikey June 24, 2016 1 Comment

Paedophile priest John Joseph Farrell wrote a masters thesis on another paeodphile priest, who served the same diocese. And two bishops helped him write it, writes freelance writer Kate Doak.

Quo vadis, George Pell?

Crikey March 7, 2016 8 Comments

The question that many are now asking is this: Where are you going, Cardinal Pell? Vaticanologist Michael Hewitt-Gleeson explores four options and makes his predictions.

How two Ballarat schoolboys took on a paedophile Christian Brother

Dan Wood March 3, 2016 5 Comments

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 …

Crikey March 3, 2016 5 Comments

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

Crikey March 1, 2016 15 Comments

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

‘The school did the wrong thing’: harrowing evidence from child abuse royal commission

‘The school did the wrong thing’: harrowing evidence from child abuse royal commission

Josh Taylor September 4, 2015 3 Comments

Geelong Grammar has been dealing with allegations of child abuse in a proactive way, asking former students to address the royal commission.