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dinkum et iustum est

By Diogenes (articles ) | Feb 20, 2006

A group of 1970s-vintage Australian Lefty Catholics delated Cardinal George Pell to the CDF for dissenting from the doctrine on the Primacy of Conscience as expounded by Saint Robert of Mapplethorpe. Spokesbeing Frank Purcell accused the Archbishop of Sydney of fostering an "Eichmann mentality," according to which Catholics are simply to obey orders.

The Obersturmbannf├╝hrer himself seems not to be terribly rattled. From the Sydney Morning Herald:

Cardinal Pell yesterday dismissed the complaints as a "real hoot" and characterised the signatories as Catholic dissenters of the "loyal opposition".

The only name I recognize among the loyal opposition is Paul Collins, a former Missionary of the Sacred Heart who left the priesthood citing irreconcilable problems with media coverage. Real martyr material.

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  • Posted by: Convert1994 - Feb. 21, 2006 9:28 AM ET USA

    George Cardinal Pell is awesome! You have to be very confident to say what he did. "A real hoot" is priceless! That is the best way to handle his shrilling caterwauling critics.

  • Posted by: Dutch - Feb. 21, 2006 1:33 AM ET USA

    Why not read Newman on conscience? - follow your conscience, but if you disagree with Church teaching, think well about how to defend yourself on judgment day!

  • Posted by: - Feb. 20, 2006 10:58 PM ET USA

    Yes, very dinkum et iustum est. Acorn et solitary as well.

  • Posted by: Janet Baker - Feb. 20, 2006 7:44 PM ET USA

    Yep! We do need more "heretics" like Cardinal Pell. However, if Purcell et al really want a new bishop, I'd be willing to trade theirs for mine!