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  • Three Hard Sayings that Challenge Modern Sensibilities

    06/28/2017 9:32:00 AM PDT · by Salvation · 5 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 06-27-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Three Hard Sayings that Challenge Modern Sensibilities Msgr. Charles Pope • June 27, 2017 • The Gospel for today’s Mass (Tuesday of the 12th Week of the Year) features three hard sayings of the Lord’s. They are difficult for us moderns to hear because they offend against modern sensibilities; we are easily taken aback by their abruptness. Here are the first two “offensive” sayings: Do not give what is holy to dogs, (Mt 7:6) or throw your pearls before swine, lest they trample them underfoot, and turn and tear you to pieces (Mt 7:6).This offends against modern notion that...
  • Pope Francis again trims scope of Vatican economy czar

    07/09/2016 6:43:36 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 9, 2016 | AP
    Pope Francis has again clipped the wings of his finance czar Cardinal George Pell by effectively removing many of the administrative functions of the Vatican's key financial office from his department.
  • College students learn of Obama's secret Pell Grant cuts

    11/28/2012 8:43:39 AM PST · by Baynative · 72 replies ^ | 11/14/12 | Victor Medina
    Sorry, college students. President Obama has cut your access to Pell Grants by 33%; he just forgot to mention it before Election Day.
  • Cardinal Pell corrects politicians who claim to be Catholic but vote differently

    01/05/2011 11:38:51 AM PST · by NYer · 15 replies
    cna ^ | January 5, 2011
    Cardinal George Pell of Sydney Sydney, Australia, Jan 5, 2011 / 05:31 am (CNA).- As the country faces intense legislative debate this upcoming year over same-sex marriage and euthanasia, Cardinal George Pell of Sydney blasted politicians who claim a Catholic identity, yet consistently defy Church teachings on major issues.In a Jan. 4 interview with the Sunday Herald Sun, Cardinal Pell gave a sharp rebuke to Australian members of parliament who "fly under the Christian or Captain Catholic flag" but "blithely disregard Christian perspectives" in their actions."If a person says, 'Look, I'm not a Christian, I've a different set of...
  • Cardinal Pell, takes charge of the world's Catholic bishops

    05/06/2010 9:39:39 AM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies · 274+ views
    Telegraph ^ | May 5, 2010 | Damian Thompson
    “… I have long been disappointed by The Tablet’s persistent subversions of some Catholic teaching and mystified by the inability of the English bishops to nudge it towards a more productive line of witness …”Now, you may think it rather bad form of me to resurrect a letter written to the Bitter Pill by Cardinal George Pell back in 2002, but I’m sure Ma Pepinster and the gang have been re-reading it this week. For, according to authoritative sources in Rome, the Cardinal Archbishop of Sydney (a Benedict loyalist), is to succeed Cardinal Giovanni Battista Re (not a Benedict loyalist)...

    04/01/2010 4:22:53 AM PDT · by radioone · 25 replies · 979+ views
    Dick Morris ^ | April 14, 2009 | Dick Morris
    If your philosophy is that government can do everything better than the private sector, eventually, youll luck out and hit one area where that otherwise nutty philosophy happens to be true. President Obamas plan to end private student lending and channel all loans through the direct federal program is the right way to proceed.
  • Changes in student loans could mean savings for you (Pell grants become an entitlement?)

    07/10/2009 7:15:53 PM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies · 577+ views
    Times-Dispatch ^ | 7/09/09 | JEAN CHATZKY
    Changes in student loans could mean savings for youJEAN CHATZKY TIMES-DISPATCH COLUMNIST Published: July 9, 2009 **SNIP** Graduates in the Class of 2009 have an even better deal, says Edie Irons, communications director of the Project on Student Debt. "If you consolidate during your grace period, which is the six months after you graduate, you can lock in a rate of 1.88 percent." New borrowers of subsidized (need-based) Stafford loans are also going to see lower rates. Because of the College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007, the interest rate on these loans for 2009-2010 is going to be...
  • Benedict the Assassin

    04/16/2009 10:46:36 AM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies · 573+ views
    Off the Record ^ | April 16, 2009 | Diogenes
    PELL RIDES PAPAL BANDWAGON OF DEATH claims the Sydney Morning Herald's David Marr, registering his displeasure with the Cardinal's endorsement of Catholic teaching. "That's one hell of an Easter message," he adds, in a sniff. It would appear that Marr's paschal theology owes more to the Easter Bunny than to Saint Paul: It's hardly news but in the face of this ridicule it has to be said again: Australia waged the world's most effective war on AIDS by ignoring the Catholic Church. We did not heed the demands of John Paul II and his successor, Benedict XVI. We encouraged...
  • Cardinal Pell: "The idea that you can solve a great spiritual and health crisis like AIDS ..."

    04/14/2009 9:42:43 AM PDT · by Antioch · 3 replies · 377+ views
    Ignatius Insight ^ | Monday, April 13, 2009 | George Cardinal Pell
    Cardinal Pell: "The idea that you can solve a great spiritual and health crisis like AIDS ..." "... with a few mechanical contraptions like condoms is ridiculous." He also stated, according to reports: "They're encouraging promiscuity because they're encouraging irresponsibility..." There are, it seems to me, two basic and radically opposed understandings of sexuality. One states that sex is amoral in nature, is meant for personal gratification, can be controlled and perfected through techniques and toys, and is essentiallyeven completelymechanistic and physical in nature. This view is always promoting or condoning the use of contraceptives, Viagra and like products, sex...
  • Former U.S. Sen. Claiborne Pell, 90, dies

    01/01/2009 11:37:04 AM PST · by Borges · 30 replies · 874+ views ^ | 01/01/09 | John E. Mulligan
    Claiborne deBorda Pell, 90, who served as United States senator from Rhode Island from 1961 to 1997, died shortly after midnight today at his home in Newport. Democrat Pell, who had suffered from Parkinsons disease since before his retirement from the Senate, died peacefully in the presence of his wife, Nuala ODonnell Pell, and family members, according to a statement released by the family. Pell, perhaps best known nationally for the college grant program that bears his name, focused heavily on education, the arts and humanities, and foreign affairs during his 36 years in the Senate. During the latter part...
  • (Cardinal) Pell celebrates Mass in Latin

    11/05/2007 9:33:55 AM PST · by NYer · 9 replies · 79+ views
    Cath News ^ | November 2, 2007
    Cardinal George Pell is the first Sydney Archbishop in 40 years to celebrate Mass in Latin according to the 1962 Roman Missal. Celebrated at St Marys Cathedral on Saturday morning, the Mass was held to celebrate Pope Benedict's apostolic letter Summorum Pontificum which was published in July. The letter, issued "motu proprio," on one's own initiative, explained new norms allowing for the use of the 1962 missal as an extraordinary form of the liturgical celebration. The norms took effect on 14 September. The Oriens Foundation, which promotes understanding of the Tridentine rite, said the Mass "represented a significant event in...
  • Australia's Cardinal Pell Warns of Coming 'War' on Church from Biotech, Gay 'Rights', Islamic Fears

    10/31/2007 6:00:08 AM PDT · by NYer · 16 replies · 124+ views
    LifeSite ^ | October 30, 2007 | John-Henry Westen
    SYDNEY, October 30, 2007 ( - In a stirring essay on the coming tensions between the secular world and the Catholic Church, Sydney's Cardinal George Pell has outlined threats to the freedom of religion stemming from biotechnology, gay 'rights' and fears of Islamic violence. The must read piece titled, "Prospects for peace and rumours of war: Religion and democracy in the years ahead," is a serious reflection despite Pell's characteristic use of wit. Beginning on the hopeful note that the Church, despite the desires of certain atheist fanatics, is here to stay; the Cardinal points to trends which have already...
  • Bush Signs Student Loan Bill; Investors Try To Duck Sallie Mae Buyout

    09/27/2007 8:18:59 PM PDT · by DogandPonyShow · 13 replies · 218+ views
    RTT News ^ | 9/27/07
    President Bush signed legislation Thursday aimed at making a college education more affordable to students by slashing $20 billion in subsidies to student lenders, threatening what could be the largest private equity takeover of a U.S. financial services company. Coming after months of scandals involving kickback schemes and conflicts of interest among lenders and college officials, the legislation was expected to shake up the $85-billion student loan industry, with some turmoil already evident.
  • Pell's Catholic school revolution

    08/08/2007 10:37:28 AM PDT · by NYer · 34 replies · 637+ views
    THE Catholic Church wants to discourage non-Catholic families from enrolling their children in its schools under a return to strict religious values.Church leaders headed by Cardinal George Pell yesterday issued an edict to all Catholic schools, demanding that students and their parents be more devout and outlining a plan to lure back thousands of poorer families who have left the system. The Church will not ban non-Catholic students from enrolment - it says it considered, but rejected, plans for a formal "downsizing to accommodate only those who are committed to the faith". But it wants to introduce a new four-...
  • Pell-Mell to Hell

    06/08/2007 2:02:44 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 7 replies · 441+ views
    Bendigo ^ | 08 June 2007 | Jack Waterford
    THE NICKNAME in this office of this Thursday self-indulgence column is hick Mick, on the basis that it frequently traverses the fact that I am of rural background, (partly) Irish stock, and a Catholic. I am fiercely proud of all three characteristics, but sometimes wonder whether I can, should or do belong to the same set of poor banished children of Eve as George Cardinal Pell. George is threatening anathemas against Catholic school principals, and, most recently, Catholic politicians in an effort to force not only conformity with formal church teachings, but formal submissions of the Church's and his own...
  • "Scaremongers" -- Australia's Cardinal Pell Criticizes Global Warming

    02/19/2007 6:04:07 AM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 20 replies · 707+ views
    Archdiocese of Sydney, AU ^ | 18 February 2007 | Cardinal George Pell
    Global warming doomsdayers were out and about in a big way recently, but the rain came in Central Queensland and then here in Sydney. January also was unusually cool. We have been subjected to a lot of nonsense ...
  • George Cardinal Pell: God doesn't take sides in politics

    12/26/2006 5:33:44 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 11 replies · 456+ views
    The Australian ^ | 27th December 2006 | George Cardinal Pell, Archbishop of Sydney
    IN his recent Acton Lecture, The Australian's Paul Kelly pointed out that God was making a comeback across the world, so that 70 per cent of the world's population will be Christian, Muslim or Hindu in 2025. In 1900 they were 50 per cent of a much smaller population. These claims show the remarkable surge of interest in spiritual affairs across the continents when the Australian media often observes a news blackout on this issue, reflecting the fact that few in the press corps are informed and believing Christians. In Kevin Rudd's earlier outspoken article in the October issue of...
  • (Cardinal) Pell angers Muslims with defence of Pope's comments

    09/18/2006 5:59:09 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 48 replies · 1,835+ views
    Some Australian Muslim groups have reacted angrily to comments made by Australia's most senior Catholic cleric, Cardinal George Pell. The Archbishop of Sydney has backed the Pope's speech made in Germany last week, linking Islam's history with violence. The Pontiff has since apologised, saying he is deeply sorry about angering so many Muslims, and that the 14th Century passages that he referred to in no way reflect his views. Cardinal Pell says the pontiff did nothing wrong in making the speech, and says he does not rule out a link between Islam and violence. "I'm not sure, I would welcome...
  • Text of Statement of George Cardinal Pell, 18 Sept. 2006

    09/19/2006 12:55:55 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 5 replies · 315+ views
    Archdiocese of Sydney ^ | 9/18/2006 | George Cardinal Pell
    By + Cardinal George Pell Archbishop of Sydney18/9/2006 It is a sign of hope that no organised violence has flared here in Australia, following Pope Benedicts recent comments. No one compared the Pope to Hitler or Mussolini (as in Turkey) or called for his murder as Sheik Malin did in Somalia. No group like the League of Jihadists in Iraq promised that the soldiers of Mohammed will come sooner or later to shake your throne and the foundations of your state. However the violent reactions in many parts of the Islamic world justified one of Pope Benedicts main fears. They...
  • (Australian Cardinal) Pell links Islamists to violence

    09/19/2006 7:15:35 AM PDT · by NYer · 18 replies · 475+ views
    Sydney Morning Herald ^ | September 19, 2006 | Edmund Tadros
    THE Archbishop of Sydney has drawn a link between Islamists and violence in a strident attempt to defend the Pope - just as the pontiff tries to hose down the flames of Muslim anger around the world.Cardinal George Pell says "the violent reactions in many parts of the Islamic world" to a speech by Pope Benedict justified one of the very fears expressed in that address. "They showed the link for many Islamists between religion and violence, their refusal to respond to criticism with rational arguments, but only with demonstrations, threats and actual violence," Cardinal Pell said in a statement...