The National Catholic Register reports:
Cardinal George Pell has called on the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) to publicly reprimand two of Europe’s most senior bishops for what he said was their “wholesale and explicit rejection” of the Church’s teaching on sexual ethics.
In a statement released March 15, Cardinal Pell asked the Vatican’s doctrinal congregation to “intervene and pronounce judgment” on comments made by Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich, the relator general of the Vatican Synod on Synodality, and Bishop Georg Bätzing, president of the German Bishops’ Conference.
Cardinal Pell said such teaching was “erroneous,” as it “not only rejects the ancient Judeo-Christian doctrines against homosexual activity, but undermines and rejects the teaching on monogamous marriage, the exclusive union of a man and a woman.”
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Curiously, the Register makes no mention of Pell’s 2018 conviction for molesting two altar boys.
His six-year sentence was overturned by Australia’s High Court in 2020 on the grounds that the jury “ought to have entertained a doubt” about his guilt.
Pell’s 2017 arrest was widely followed in the international press, with Australian pop singer and atheist Tim Minchin going viral with a song [below] about the scandal.
Pell has written three books about his year in prison and concluded an international tour in support of the third volume in November 2021.
Australian Catholic Cardinal George Pell was in Park City this week to speak about the latest edition, “Prison Journal, Volume 3: The High Court Frees an Innocent Man.” In this Q&A, Pell addresses this issue and other aspects of Catholicism. https://t.co/VZSdTsp150
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