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Falsely, Matilda

The case of Cardinal George Pell has reversed the presumption of innocence that is the foundation of criminal law in the Anglosphere and obviated the requirement that the burden of proof rests on the prosecution to persuade jurors beyond a reasonable doubt.

The Australian Disgrace

The rejection of Cardinal George Pell’s appeal of his conviction for sexual abuse calls into the gravest doubt the quality of justice in Australia—and the possibility of any Catholic cleric charged with sexual abuse to receive a fair trial or a fair consideration of the probity of his trial.

The Pell Case: Developments Down Under

Friends of truth must hope that the judges hearing Cardinal George Pell’s appeal of the unjust verdict rendered against him in March will begin to restore safety and rationality to public life Down Under.

Easter in Jail: The Travesty of the Pell Case

An innocent bishop is being made into a ritual scapegoat for the malfeasance (and worse) of his predecessors in high Church office.

A Tale of Two Georges

Even if Cardinal George Pell’s appeal is successful—as it should be on any rational grounds, and if the words “beyond a reasonable doubt” mean anything in Australian courts—the assault on the Church and its leaders will continue.

The Holy See and Cardinal Pell

It is not unreasonable to suggest that the Australian justice system has thus far failed one of Australia’s most distinguished sons, who had put his trust in it. But justice can be done by the Holy See, whatever the ultimate outcome in Australia.

Our Dreyfus Case

The unhinged loathing of French royalists and anti-Semites for Alfred Dreyfus is ominously similar to the unhinged loathing of secular progressives for Cardinal George Pell.

The Pell Affair: Australia Is Now on Trial

As the facts finally come out, reasonable people around the world are now coming to see that at virtually every point in this tawdry process, the justice system has failed Cardinal George Pell.

Why the Case Against Cardinal George Pell Doesn’t Stand Up

On appeal, a panel of judges can decide that the verdict could not rationally have been reached on the basis of the evidence.

The Unfair, Anti-Catholic Conviction of Cardinal George Pell

How can a crime alleged to have been committed 22 years ago be prosecuted without any corroborating evidence that it occurred?