Cardinal Pell (8 June 1941 – 10 January 2023, RIP)

His Eminence, George Cardinal Pell, continues to live the eternal sacrament of Holy Orders, but now on the other side of a moment of biological death.

And while the short-sighted enemies of the Church screech their approval of the biological solution to their qualms of conscience that they don’t even know they have, requiems are being offered for the eternal repose of his soul, it being that Jesus Christ, yesterday, today and forever remains the One High Priest who is ever solicitous for the eternal well-being of His little flock. When Jesus calls us, we go… Hail Mary


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8 responses to “Cardinal Pell (8 June 1941 – 10 January 2023, RIP)

  1. Mary Ann

    Eternal Rest, grant unto Cardinal George Pell, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him.
    May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the Mercy of God, rest in peace, Amen.
    Some people are expressing their joy at the Cardinal’s passing.
    No acquittal will ever be good enough for these people.
    Jesus, please pour out your grace on these people.
    The Cardinal was treated very unjustly during his life, and some people are determined to mistreat him even now.
    Isn’t it great that God does the judging of each soul.
    The judgements will be absolutely accurate and just, unlike the ones that people do.

    • Aussie Mum

      Yes, as you say Mary Ann, it is good that God, not man, is the final judge.
      Cardinal Pell would not compromise and bend to evil; hence he was persecuted but now he is safe with God.

      I remember World Youth Day 2008 in Sydney when Cardinal Pell hosted Pope Benedict XVI. They loved the Church and for some reason have left this life almost together – a week and a half apart – both holy men hated by the world.

  2. catherine

    Thank you Father George for putting this up. I have been holding Cardinal George Pell in my prayers for years. I saw the news last night and felt a deep sorrow at his passing.
    I offered up a Divine Mercy Chaplet for his soul. I pray for his eternal rest with the Lord and may he rest in peace.

    I have always felt that there is more to this false accusation than meets the eye. All I know is that at that time he had to leave Rome and his investigation into the Vatican Bank Scandal in order to defend himself in this false accusation. Its very suspect what went on in this situation.

    Father George, I would like to take this opportunity to wish you a belated congratulations on your 31th Anniversary to the Priesthood on January 4th of this year. It is such a milestone. Wishing you many blessings, graces and good health this New Year.


  3. Thank you Cardinal Pell for all of the good you did in your life on earth, in serving the Lord and His people.

  4. Mary Jean Diemer

    Now he will be able to intercede without any interference. The Lord knows who are the problems. Rest in eternal happiness, well earned.

  5. Gina Nakagawa

    Another Lion of the Faith goes to his eternal home. May the Angelic Choirs lead him into Paradise. May his soul rest in Eternal Peace.

  6. Aussie Mum

    I have just read an article said to have been written by Cardinal Pell for the Spectator denouncing the “Synod on Synodality” shortly before he died in which he calls that synod a “toxic nightmare”. Catholic journalist Damian Thompson highlights his courage: “He did not know that he was about to die when he wrote this piece; he was prepared to face the fury of Pope Francis and the organisers when it was published.”

  7. Aussie Mum

    The powers that be in Victoria are still persecuting Cardinal Pell even in death (link below):
    “There won’t be a state memorial service,” he (the Premier of Victoria, Daniel Andrews) said.
    “I couldn’t think of anything that would be more distressing for victim-survivors than that.”
    “I think more importantly, (this) will be a very challenging time for victim-survivors,” Mr Andrews said.
    “(I want) to send the clearest possible message that we see you, we believe you, we support you and you are at the centre of not only our thoughts, not only our words, but our actions.”
    These statements by the premier, intimating Cardinal’s Pell’s guilt despite his exoneration by Australia’s High Court (the word “victim” in certain contexts has magical properties it seems) was rounded off by “reminding” Australians that the Church could not be trusted:
    “We should never forget, never ever forget, that predator brothers and priests were systematically moved around knowingly, it was part of a strategy, from one working-class parish to the next.”
    I thought fomenting hatred of certain groups was illegal. It seems not if the institution under attack is the Catholic Church, its priests and religious.

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