Cardinal Pell orders 5 priests to resign from college’s council
Catholic World News - November 07, 2012
In an effort to change the culture of a Catholic residential college, Cardinal George Pell has told five priests to resign from the college’s council.
The resignation of the five priests from the 18-member council of St. John’s College at the University of Sydney rendered the council – an institution in which the cardinal has lost confidence – unable to govern the college.
“While any changes would need to be approved by cabinet, I am more than willing to work with Cardinal Pell in his efforts to reform the college's culture,” said Premier Barry O’Farrell.
Local media reported that the college has “descended into anarchy, with widespread vandalism, furniture being smashed and set on fire and faeces routinely found in common areas and bedrooms. First-year students were still being forced into initiation rituals, including the consumption of toxic drinks.”
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Our Fall Campaign
Progress toward our year-end goal ($63,399 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!