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THE PERSECUTORS - RABID DOGS FROM STRANGE DIRECTIONS

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The tactic adopted by those seeking to beat the Church to death with the stick of the clerical sexual assault incidents of the immediate post-Conciliar period - now almost 40 years ago -  has been to agitate for legal public inquiries , sometimes in the form of Royal Commissions. The first was held in Victoria, the second in New South Wales and the the third and current example is a Federal one set up by our former and failed Prime Minister Julia Gillard.

The Victorian Inquiry was set up in 2013 by a Liberal (conservative) Government already facing electoral disaster which has since befallen it, and was a Parliamentary Inquiry into the handling of Child Abuse by Religious and Other Non-Government Organisations.  

In New South Wales a Special Commission of Inquiry  was set up in November 2012, to examine claims made on ABC TV's LATELINE program by Detective Chief Inspector Peter Fox concerning instances of clerical abuse in the Maitland- Newcastle Diocese in the Hunter Valley region.…

PENTECOST VENI CREATOR SPIRITUS

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"DO YOU LOVE ME?" HOW WILL SAINT PETER ANSWER?

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The Gospel is John 21 : 15 -19 in which according to our translations Jesus asks Saint Peter three times "Do you love Me?" Most preachers and teachers go with it as we see it, But the late Servant of God Archbishop Fulton J Sheen brilliant Scholar, Preacher and Retreat master and TV Star in the 1950s, pointed out that two verbs are used for "love "in the original Greek text : Jesus' first two questions use "agape" which is an unconditional all-consuming, sacrificial love - even unto death.However, both times, Peter, in responding, uses "phileo" - the normal  natural love between friends.For His third question, Jesus lowers the bar to meet poor Peter's more feeble responses : He Himself uses Phileo on this occasion to accommodate Peter.
If we cast our minds back to Holy Thursday night, we recall Jesus'prediction , and Peter's triple denial of Him, and how Saint Peter wept following the Lord's glance as He was take…

LIKE RABID DOGS : THE PERSECUTORS

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 Yesterday we looked back to 2013 to review the evolution of the attacks by the mainstream media on Cardinal George Pell. Let's look a little more closely at what is going on - what is it really about? Why , and how , are the events of 30 to 50 years ago being kept in the public mind?

Who are the players in this elaborate drama :

The principal "player" is the Catholic Church which has more active members at Mass every week than all the other religious bodies in the country combined. Her schools educate more children than all other Private Schools combined . Her Hospitals care for the majority of AIDS patients in the country. Her Aged Care facilities are spread throughout the country. BUT ....she is oppose to Contraception, Abortion, Homosexual Activity, Same Sex "Marriage", Divorce , Euthanasia.......in fact she is the opponent of every banner immoral cause the modern mainstream media espouse.  She is the enemy in their view.

As the highest ranking Australian Cath…

THE MEDIA PERSECUTION OF CARDINAL GEORGE PELL

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The vile attacks on Cardinal Pell continue in the Media , year after year, the same old hoary distortions are trotted out at the latest propaganda inquiry into events of decades ago - the same old distortions are re-hashed. Here is our post on the 2013 campaign by the enemies of the Church . Tuesday, July 02, 2013 THE PERSECUTION OF CARDINAL GEORGE PELL Having read the vicious Channel Nine webpages I am moved to re-post this original item. The anti-Catholic bigotry on the Nine website is sickening.

It is no exaggeration to say that the Australian Media relish hating and persecuting Cardinal George Pell. Every device imagineable is employed to denigrate His Eminence and no depth is too deep for them to plumb in the effort.

His offence against the persecutors is not hard to find. His Eminence has, on a number of occasions stated that his practice is to "teach what the Catholic Church teaches,do what the Catholic Church does, and let the chips fall where they may...".…