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  • 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, you’ll luck out and hit one area where that otherwise nutty philosophy happens to be true. President Obama’s 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 essentially—even completely—mechanistic 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 Parkinson’s disease since before his retirement from the Senate, died peacefully in the presence of his wife, Nuala O’Donnell 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 Mary’s 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 Benedict’s 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 Benedict’s 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...
  • Islam, violence go hand in hand: Pell

    09/18/2006 6:23:37 PM PDT · by Dark Skies · 40 replies · 1,199+ views (Australia) ^ | 9/19/2006 | Staff
    Australia’s most senior Catholic has launched a stinging attack on Muslims, saying their aggressive reaction to the Pope’s recent comments about Islam highlighted the link between their religion and violence. As the world braced for more Muslim anger over Pope Benedict’s remarks, Cardinal George Pell said “the violent reactions in many parts of the Islamic world” justified one of the Pope’s main fears. “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,” the Sydney Archbishop said yesterday. He also described as...
  • Pope protests 'show violence' in Islam (Cardinal Pell whacks Moozies!!!)

    09/18/2006 3:50:10 AM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 59 replies · 2,332+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 18 September 2006
    SYDNEY'S Catholic Archbishop has hit out at Muslims protesting over comments by the Pope, saying their reaction shows the link in Islam between religion and violence. Cardinal George Pell has also labelled the response of some Australian Muslim leaders to the issue as "unhelpful". A wave of protest has erupted among Muslims across the globe after comments by Pope Benedict XVI, in which he quoted an obscure medieval text that criticised some teachings of the Prophet Mohammed as "evil and inhuman". The Pope has since said he is "deeply sorry" for the outrage sparked by his remarks and stressed they...
  • (Cardinal) Pell steps up war of words on Islam

    06/06/2006 6:11:04 AM PDT · by NYer · 35 replies · 809+ views
    Sydney Morning Herald ^ | June 6, 2006 | Linda Morris
    THE country's most influential Catholic has offended Islamic leaders for the second time in a month by declaring Islam more warlike than Christianity.Australia had not been much changed by the rising Islamic threat after September 11, 2001, the Catholic Archbishop of Sydney, Cardinal George Pell, said. But this could change depending "on how many terrorist attacks" Islamic extremists could "bring off successfully"."The million-dollar question" was whether intolerance was a modern distortion of Islam or arose out of internal logic."It's difficult to find periods of tolerance in Islam. I'm not saying they're not there, but a good deal of what is...
  • Cardinal Pell offends Muslims, again

    06/05/2006 1:58:26 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 53 replies · 1,088+ views
    Ninemsn ^ | 6/6/06
    Cardinal George Pell has declared yet again Islam is more warlike than Christianity, this time to a US Catholic newspaper. The Catholic Archbishop of Sydney told the National Catholic Reporter (NCR) Australia hadn't been affected much by Islamic threat following the September 11 terrorist attacks in the US, but this could change depending "on how many terrorist attacks" Muslim fundamentalists could "bring off successfully", Fairfax newspapers report. In the interview conducted in Rome with well-known NCR reporter John L Allen, Dr Pell said "the million-dollar question" was whether intolerance was a modern distortion of Islam or arose out of internal...
  • PM stands by Pell after Islam comments

    05/05/2006 7:08:15 AM PDT · by Dark Skies · 20 replies · 559+ views
    The Age (Australia) ^ | 5/5/2006 | Staff
    Prime Minister John Howard is standing by Australia's top Catholic, as Islamic and other groups question Cardinal George Pell's remarks about the intolerance of the Muslim faith and the Koran's "invocations to violence". Dr Pell, Archbishop of Sydney, defended comments he made in an address to US Catholic business leaders in Florida in February, which were published this week. In his speech, Cardinal Pell questioned the tolerance of Islam. "Considered strictly on its own terms, Islam is not a tolerant religion and its capacity for far-reaching renovation is severely limited," Dr Pell said in the address. He also said there...
  • Christmas is Sacred, (Archbishop) Pell warns Race Gangs (Lebanese Catholics Attacked by ROP)

    12/14/2005 12:06:40 PM PST · by Pyro7480 · 23 replies · 1,094+ views
    The Australian ^ | 12/14/2005 (it's already the 14th there) | Jill Rowbotham and Elizabeth Gosch
    Christmas is sacred, Pell warns race gangsJill Rowbotham and Elizabeth Gosch CATHOLIC Archbishop George Pell has warned gangs of Middle Eastern descent not to target Christmas celebrations, after families were abused and gunshots fired into cars at a primary school's carols night in western Sydney on Monday. Cardinal Pell said the attack in the multicultural suburb of Auburn, where Lebanese Muslims are believed to have turned on Lebanese Christians, was "apparently motivated by religious intolerance". He said: "I am deeply concerned about the targeting of Christmas celebrations at schools for students as young as five years old. "The attack was...
  • Cardinal Pell on the Dictatorship of Relativism (Address to National Press Club)

    09/25/2005 2:02:16 PM PDT · by NYer · 28 replies · 953+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | September 24, 2005
    Cardinal Pell on the Dictatorship of Relativism "A Recipe for Disenfranchisement and Passivity" CANBERRA, Australia, SEPT. 23, 2005 ( Here is the text of an address Cardinal George Pell of Sydney delivered Wednesday at the National Press Club in the Australian capital. * * * The Dictatorship of Relativism Address to the National Press Club By Cardinal George Pell Shortly before he entered the conclave in which he was elected Pope, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger preached the homily at the pre-conclave Mass and warned against the rise of "a dictatorship of relativism." It is an evocative phrase which frightened some and...
  • Groups Outraged by Mel Gibson's Crucifixion Parade (Aussies nix Pell's Invite)

    08/25/2005 10:29:33 AM PDT · by NYer · 53 replies · 828+ views
    NewsMax ^ | August 24, 2005
    Some of the most vehement critics of Mel Gibson's blockbuster film "The Passion of the Christ" are trying to rain on Mel Gibson's parade. As reported August 6, Mel Gibson has been asked by Australia's Archbishop George Pell to recreate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ in the streets of Sydney during Pope Benedict XVI's visit there in 2008 - should that city be selected to host World Youth Day. According to reports the crucifixion re-enactment - similar to scenes from Gibson's hugely successful film "The Passion of the Christ" - would begin with the Last Supper staged at Sydney's...
  • How dissent operates in the (Catholic) Church

    11/28/2003 11:20:28 AM PST · by NYer · 6 replies · 117+ views
    AD2000 ^ | August 1994 | Cardinal George Pell
    Differences among Catholics now make good copy for radio, newspapers and TV and bishops are reluctant to highlight these divisions as one of our tasks to work for unity. But bishops cannot remain silent when writers seek to build a consensus against official teachings, against the Pope, and teach regularly and publicly that Catholics can write their own tickets, can decide themselves the tenets of their Church.An anonymous cleric/theologian writing in The Age (June 24, p.17) was - like so many others in recent weeks who have dissented via the media over Ordinatio Sacerdotalis, Veritatis Splendor and the new Catechism...
  • Aussie Archbishop Admits Abuse Offer

    06/02/2002 9:33:05 AM PDT · by BlessedBeGod · 19 replies · 192+ views
    Associated Press ^ | JUNE 02, 09:29 ET | Associated Press
    SYDNEY, Australia (AP) - A Roman Catholic archbishop said Sunday he offered $28,000 to buy a family's silence about the alleged sexual abuse of its children by a local priest. The Nine television network's "60 Minutes" program said the offer by Sydney Archbishop George Pell, the church's most senior clergyman in Australia, was made to a family who claimed their two girls were sexually abused for six years by a local priest beginning in 1987. The youngest girl was 5 at the time the abuse began, the family said. The girls' parents, who appeared on camera and were identified only...