Tag: Sexual abuse

The Pell case: Immovable liturgical robes, vigil Mass apostasy and jury irrationality

The trial judge disallowed the prosecutor from challenging witnesses who contradicted Witness J about their allegiance, loyalty, partiality or bias towards the Cardinal because of ‘a broader atmosphere of a perceived cover-up of child abuse within the Catholic Church’.

Judging Cardinal Pell: For Victims of Historical Sexual Abuse the Justice System Needs Further Reform

Contrary to some mainstream-media reports, the High Court did not completely exonerate Pell; rather, it judged that the evidence against him did not reach the standard required to prove his guilt beyond reasonable doubt.