Monday 11th of December 2023

a toxic femme nightmare.....

Controversial Cardinal George Pell wrote an anonymous memo criticising the Pope's leadership as a "catastrophe", says the journalist who released it.

The Australian cardinal, who died on Tuesday aged 81, was one of Pope Francis' top aides until he stepped down to face child sex abuse charges.

The memo was published on a Vatican blog site under a pseudonym last year.

It detailed what the author deemed were failures of the current Pope and a list of priorities for choosing the next.


In the anonymous memo, the author wrote that "Christ is being moved from the centre" of the Church under Pope Francis, and that the Vatican's political prestige had fallen to "a low ebb" under his tenure.

"Commentators of every school, if for different reasons… agree that this pontificate is a disaster in many or most respects; a catastrophe," the memo says.


It says that Pope Francis' decisions and policies were often "politically correct", and accused him of stayed silent on moral issues - like human rights in Hong Kong and mainland China and the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

"The first tasks of the new pope will be to restore normality, restore doctrinal clarity in faith and morals, restore a proper respect for the law and ensure that the first criterion for the nomination of bishops is acceptance of the apostolic tradition," the memo reads.

Italian journalist Sandro Magister, who originally published the memo, on Thursday told Reuters Cardinal Pell had "wanted me to publish it".

Father Joseph Hamilton, Cardinal Pell's personal secretary, declined to comment to several media outlets, saying he was "more preoccupied by [his] grief". A spokesman for the Vatican has also declined to comment.

Pope Francis will deliver a final send-off at a funeral mass for Cardinal Pell on Saturday, as is custom for cardinals.

Earlier this week, The Spectator magazine published what it said was a signed article that Pell wrote shortly before he died. In that piece, Cardinal Pell described the Pope's consultation with the Catholic laity about issues such as church teaching on sexuality and the role of women as a "toxic nightmare".





ring the joyous BELLS!!!........







ribbon protests.....

The body of Cardinal George Pell lies in state at St Mary’s Cathedral in Sydney in readiness for tomorrow’s funeral, as the highly contested legacy of Australia’s most senior Catholic figure was marked in different ways on Wednesday.

About 50 mourners quietly followed a small procession of Catholic leaders, including Sydney Archbishop Anthony Fisher, up the western stairs of the cathedral as Pell’s coffin was brought to what will be his final resting place.

The closed ceremony on Wednesday morning lasted about an hour. Pell’s body was received, and church leaders prayed and read from the Bible, before a final blessing was given.

Those outside the church had their own, different, moment of quiet. Survivors of sexual abuse in the church from Sydney, Newcastle and Ballarat spent the morning tying ribbons to the fence of the church in an act of remembrance of the lives lost and hurt by clerical abuse.


Survivors and supporters arrived at 7.30am with bags of ribbons: red, blue, pink and orange. One by one, the ribbons were attached to the fence of the church. There were no signs, and no chants. The 20 or so protesters barely spoke. But their message was clear.