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(The Age (Melbourne))   Cardinal Pell gets 6 years in jail for abusing little boys. Let's hope it's enough for him to never leave   (theage.com.au) divider line
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2019-03-12 08:25:27 PM  
Good. Although it looks like he's eligible for parole after 3.5 which isn't nearly enough. Old bugger looks like he's got that much left in him. Although... perhaps the difficulties of prison life will wear him down faster.
 
2019-03-12 08:43:26 PM  
three and a half years, maybe. Six if he gets them all.

I admire vigilantes these days. I revere and admire and look up to vigilantes that kill child molesters.

I won't say more, but I will say that.
 
2019-03-12 08:47:46 PM  
Are you farking kidding? This farking animal raped children. There are only two acceptable outcomes here: make him suffer for as long as possible before he dies, or else just put him down like he's a rabid dog. Every second this subhuman piece of garbage is sucking down oxygen is an affront to the people whose lives he destroyed.
 
2019-03-12 09:28:14 PM  
I'm sure every Catholic who has defended this POS because "he's innocent until proven guilty" is now going to admit they were wrong and condemn him for the criminal and anathema he is, right?
 
2019-03-13 02:32:22 AM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: I'm sure every Catholic who has defended this POS because "he's innocent until proven guilty" is now going to admit they were wrong and condemn him for the criminal and anathema he is, right?


No, the appeal process will delay such self-awareness for a good period of time yet.
 
2019-03-13 02:34:11 AM  
Good! I hope he rots in jail. The parole board should just laugh in his face when he tries to apply.
 
2019-03-13 02:51:39 AM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: I'm sure every Catholic who has defended this POS because "he's innocent until proven guilty" is now going to admit they were wrong and condemn him for the criminal and anathema he is, right?


It's OK, he asked for forgiveness.  Hope that clears things up for you!
 
2019-03-13 03:06:16 AM  
Definition of 'pell'
English: pellTrends
Word Frequency

pell in British
(pɛl)noun1. obsolete
the hide or skin of an animal
2.
a (usually wooden or straw) post or stake used as a target for practising sword technique, power, etc
verb Scottish obsolete3. (transitive)
to thump or strike violently
4. (intransitive)
to walk heavily or hurriedly


hmmmmmm....
 
2019-03-13 03:13:20 AM  
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2019-03-13 03:13:29 AM  
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2019-03-13 03:18:45 AM  
What Would Jesus Do?
 
2019-03-13 04:12:12 AM  
For five charges including one of aggravated rape?  The sentence should have been 60 years without possibility of parole.
 
2019-03-13 04:17:24 AM  
I hope he suffers a series of strokes. The final one as he leaves prison after serving his full non parole period. Dying in agony as he crawls towards freedom is what I wish for him.
And all the other child molesters and molestor enablers. It's time to rid the world of this disease.
/Not bitter, just had enough of this shiat
//Too tired to have
/// Three slashies
 
2019-03-13 04:51:31 AM  

ThrobblefootSpectre: For five charges including one of aggravated rape?  The sentence should have been 60 years without possibility of parole.


Yes but white religious dude.

/queue the calls of ''racism'' for pointing out the blatantly obvious here
 
2019-03-13 04:57:22 AM  
"Phil Nagle, an abuse survivor from George Pell's home town of Ballarat, said he didn't think Judge Peter Kidd should have taken the cardinal's age into account when handing down his sentence."

Huh. That's weird. The cardinal got into trouble for abusing kids due to their ages and now a Kidd is helping the cardinal get off early due to his.

I guess what goes around comes around.
 
2019-03-13 05:02:15 AM  

othmar: What Would Jesus Do?


Matthew 25:45-46
 
2019-03-13 05:12:40 AM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: I'm sure every Catholic who has defended this POS because "he's innocent until proven guilty" is now going to admit they were wrong and condemn him for the criminal and anathema he is, right?


No, they think the appeal will be successful. They'll hold out forever.
 
2019-03-13 05:26:36 AM  

Smoking GNU: ThrobblefootSpectre: For five charges including one of aggravated rape?  The sentence should have been 60 years without possibility of parole.

Yes but white religious dude.

/queue the calls of ''racism'' for pointing out the blatantly obvious here


For sure, if he'd have been bla......, hold on, this didn't happen in America, this was in Australia.
Continue on with your bs racism claims, Mr Smollet is in your corner.
 
2019-03-13 05:34:43 AM  

Armyrec1: Smoking GNU: ThrobblefootSpectre: For five charges including one of aggravated rape?  The sentence should have been 60 years without possibility of parole.

Yes but white religious dude.

/queue the calls of ''racism'' for pointing out the blatantly obvious here

For sure, if he'd have been bla......, hold on, this didn't happen in America, this was in Australia.
Continue on with your bs racism claims, Mr Smollet is in your corner.


Yes, because that only ever happens in america. Called it.
 
2019-03-13 05:49:12 AM  

othmar: What Would Jesus Do?


I'll tell you what he wouldn't do.
Rape children.
 
2019-03-13 05:51:09 AM  

ThrobblefootSpectre: For five charges including one of aggravated rape?  The sentence should have been 60 years without possibility of parole.


Bring back outlawry.
 
2019-03-13 05:52:43 AM  

Armyrec1: Smoking GNU: ThrobblefootSpectre: For five charges including one of aggravated rape?  The sentence should have been 60 years without possibility of parole.

Yes but white religious dude.

/queue the calls of ''racism'' for pointing out the blatantly obvious here

For sure, if he'd have been bla......, hold on, this didn't happen in America, this was in Australia.
Continue on with your bs racism claims, Mr Smollet is in your corner.


There are of course no bla people in Australia.
 
2019-03-13 06:22:19 AM  

ThrobblefootSpectre: For five charges including one of aggravated rape?  The sentence should have been 60 years without possibility of parole.


I totally agree. Was discussing this on another forum and some stuck up bugger, presumably from Australia, says Pell's sentencing is on par with Victoria's Criminal Justice System.

Pell should rot in jail, for however long that takes. And I'm hoping life.
 
2019-03-13 06:34:05 AM  
A lieutenant in the organization is not the organization
 
2019-03-13 06:55:56 AM  
Of course, his conservative supporters are claiming that the trial was a sham, and that he's not guilty of this specific act. They claim that he couldn't get a fair trial because people were biased against him... on account of him covering up and protecting abusers.
 
2019-03-13 07:17:33 AM  
Ireland has jailed quite a few aging priests over the years. It's amazing how some of them still manage serve their full sentence and tenaciously cling onto life for a few years after.
 
2019-03-13 07:23:13 AM  

vudukungfu: A lieutenant in the organization is not the organization


No, but when it has been proven that every single facet of the hierarchy knowingly and willfully covered up a child sex abuse scandal for decades, that organization needs to be done away with.

Also, the child sex abuse is just but one facet of all of the scandals permeating the Catholic Church... A simple Google search will confirm that overwhelming proof of the perverse hedonism that exists in the church  is rampant , toxic and disgusting.
 
2019-03-13 07:23:24 AM  
He led an otherwise blameless life.
 
2019-03-13 07:28:04 AM  
the judge's name is Peter Kidd.
you can't make this stuff up.
 
2019-03-13 07:29:32 AM  
But Pete Davidson better not make a joke about this because that would be cruel to children.
 
2019-03-13 07:32:46 AM  

ThrobblefootSpectre: For five charges including one of aggravated rape?  The sentence should have been 60 years without possibility of parole.


The full transcript of the judge's sentencing statement (less footnotes) is on the ABC website - www.abc.net.au - the judge (in my not-a-legal-expert-opinion) was comprehensive in his assessment, and realistic in the sentence*.

I DO NOT condone or excuse Pell's actions AT ALL. But I think the judge got it right. Six years (3.5 with parole) for a 72-year-old pedo with various health problems in protective custody, is maybe a little short, but with his problems - he is likely to die in prison (which isn't a hell-hole like in the USofA), or soon after release. In any case, once he gets out, he will want to go straight back in. He's broken. The judge mentioned that his release to the general community isn't likely to be smooth - i.e. his punishment will continue, and I for one hope he settles near me. My children are grown, so I can rest easy in the knowledge that I could torment him for the rest of his life without putting my kids at risk.
 
2019-03-13 07:35:34 AM  

NeedlesslyCanadian: Are you farking kidding? This farking animal raped children. There are only two acceptable outcomes here: make him suffer for as long as possible before he dies, or else just put him down like he's a rabid dog. Every second this subhuman piece of garbage is sucking down oxygen is an affront to the people whose lives he destroyed.


There are a good many more who should be tried in court on similar charges, all over the world. There should be no statute of limitations on these crimes, and the organization that failed to notify the authorities and instead shuffled these perverts around is even more culpable and deserves to be punished as well.
 
2019-03-13 07:41:29 AM  

shuntman: I hope he suffers a series of strokes. The final one as he leaves prison after serving his full non parole period. Dying in agony as he crawls towards freedom is what I wish for him.
And all the other child molesters and molestor enablers. It's time to rid the world of this disease.
/Not bitter, just had enough of this shiat
//Too tired to have
/// Three slashies


One of the sad things about this, is that he will die believing he's been forgiven. Presuming that he dies believing that he's done something wrong, of course. He will most likely die believing he's done nothing wrong, and that he was subjected to a vilification campaign by the followers of satan, and that he will be welcomed into heaven.

Somehow I doubt that even a personal visit from the pope to deliver the sentence of excommunication will convince him that he's guilty.
 
2019-03-13 07:50:55 AM  

ol' gormsby: ThrobblefootSpectre: For five charges including one of aggravated rape?  The sentence should have been 60 years without possibility of parole.

The full transcript of the judge's sentencing statement (less footnotes) is on the ABC website - www.abc.net.au - the judge (in my not-a-legal-expert-opinion) was comprehensive in his assessment, and realistic in the sentence*.

I DO NOT condone or excuse Pell's actions AT ALL. But I think the judge got it right. Six years (3.5 with parole) for a 72-year-old pedo with various health problems in protective custody, is maybe a little short, but with his problems - he is likely to die in prison (which isn't a hell-hole like in the USofA), or soon after release. In any case, once he gets out, he will want to go straight back in. He's broken. The judge mentioned that his release to the general community isn't likely to be smooth - i.e. his punishment will continue, and I for one hope he settles near me. My children are grown, so I can rest easy in the knowledge that I could torment him for the rest of his life without putting my kids at risk.


* I meant to add - I think the judge did everything he could to backstop the inevitable appeal. If an appeal lawyer can show that a trial judge failed to properly consider each and every aspect and circumstance of the evidence and trial, then there's a chance at a mistrial or overturn of the sentence.

The sentence is almost secondary - Pell will NEVER again hold a position of power in the church, and that makes him just like you and me - he's not untouchable anymore. I can't wait for him to get out - there's going to be another media frenzy and the shiat won't be able to live quietly anywhere. The stress of being outed and hounded out of every town he tries to settle in, will be balm to my soul.
 
2019-03-13 07:53:11 AM  

ol' gormsby: shuntman: I hope he suffers a series of strokes. The final one as he leaves prison after serving his full non parole period. Dying in agony as he crawls towards freedom is what I wish for him.
And all the other child molesters and molestor enablers. It's time to rid the world of this disease.
/Not bitter, just had enough of this shiat
//Too tired to have
/// Three slashies

One of the sad things about this, is that he will die believing he's been forgiven. Presuming that he dies believing that he's done something wrong, of course. He will most likely die believing he's done nothing wrong, and that he was subjected to a vilification campaign by the followers of satan, and that he will be welcomed into heaven.

Somehow I doubt that even a personal visit from the pope to deliver the sentence of excommunication will convince him that he's guilty.


Yup. But I wouldn't be surprised if the church rehires him after release from prison.
 
2019-03-13 07:58:58 AM  

LiberalConservative: ol' gormsby: shuntman: I hope he suffers a series of strokes. The final one as he leaves prison after serving his full non parole period. Dying in agony as he crawls towards freedom is what I wish for him.
And all the other child molesters and molestor enablers. It's time to rid the world of this disease.
/Not bitter, just had enough of this shiat
//Too tired to have
/// Three slashies

One of the sad things about this, is that he will die believing he's been forgiven. Presuming that he dies believing that he's done something wrong, of course. He will most likely die believing he's done nothing wrong, and that he was subjected to a vilification campaign by the followers of satan, and that he will be welcomed into heaven.

Somehow I doubt that even a personal visit from the pope to deliver the sentence of excommunication will convince him that he's guilty.

Yup. But I wouldn't be surprised if the church rehires him after release from prison.


I don't believe the church in Australia is THAT stupid. He might be given a job washing dishes or laundry, but nothing involving pastoral work. We have historically given our clergy a lot of credit, but zero second chances, once they're convicted.
 
2019-03-13 08:13:29 AM  

othmar: What Would Jesus Do?


Depends on which version of Jesus you're talking about. Is he the one that forgives everyone for their sins, or the one that comes to split up families and curses figs?
 
2019-03-13 08:18:08 AM  

vudukungfu: A lieutenant in the organization is not the organization


Right, the systematic molestation of children and the institutional cover up of their crimes was just done by a few rogue people. The Church bears absolutely no responsibility for anything, it's perfect.

\and we know that because the people running it say it is, and they would never lie, right?
 
2019-03-13 08:21:40 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: vudukungfu: A lieutenant in the organization is not the organization

Right, the systematic molestation of children and the institutional cover up of their crimes was just done by a few rogue people. The Church bears absolutely no responsibility for anything, it's perfect.

\and we know that because the people running it say it is, and they would never lie, right?


exactly
Nuke it from orbit
 
2019-03-13 08:29:01 AM  

ol' gormsby: ol' gormsby: ThrobblefootSpectre: For five charges including one of aggravated rape?  The sentence should have been 60 years without possibility of parole.

The full transcript of the judge's sentencing statement (less footnotes) is on the ABC website - www.abc.net.au - the judge (in my not-a-legal-expert-opinion) was comprehensive in his assessment, and realistic in the sentence*.

I DO NOT condone or excuse Pell's actions AT ALL. But I think the judge got it right. Six years (3.5 with parole) for a 72-year-old pedo with various health problems in protective custody, is maybe a little short, but with his problems - he is likely to die in prison (which isn't a hell-hole like in the USofA), or soon after release. In any case, once he gets out, he will want to go straight back in. He's broken. The judge mentioned that his release to the general community isn't likely to be smooth - i.e. his punishment will continue, and I for one hope he settles near me. My children are grown, so I can rest easy in the knowledge that I could torment him for the rest of his life without putting my kids at risk.

* I meant to add - I think the judge did everything he could to backstop the inevitable appeal. If an appeal lawyer can show that a trial judge failed to properly consider each and every aspect and circumstance of the evidence and trial, then there's a chance at a mistrial or overturn of the sentence.

The sentence is almost secondary - Pell will NEVER again hold a position of power in the church, and that makes him just like you and me - he's not untouchable anymore. I can't wait for him to get out - there's going to be another media frenzy and the shiat won't be able to live quietly anywhere. The stress of being outed and hounded out of every town he tries to settle in, will be balm to my soul.


oh I don't know. I think that he's now untouchable is the worst possible punishment he could imagine.
 
2019-03-13 09:16:23 AM  
Some of the only solace i get in this world. Is that incarcerated child sex/abuse offenders are ritually sodomised, attacked, and ostracized in any penal system. Unless that pesky solitary.
 
2019-03-13 09:38:03 AM  

HMS_Blinkin: Benevolent Misanthrope: I'm sure every Catholic who has defended this POS because "he's innocent until proven guilty" is now going to admit they were wrong and condemn him for the criminal and anathema he is, right?

It's OK, he asked for forgiveness.  Hope that clears things up for you!


Actually, no. He didn't. He remained emotionless throughout the sentencing hearing and victims as well as judge have commented on his lack of remorse.
 
2019-03-13 09:57:02 AM  

Kirablue42: three and a half years, maybe. Six if he gets them all.

I admire vigilantes these days. I revere and admire and look up to vigilantes that kill child molesters.

I won't say more, but I will say that.


Normally, I don't approve of violent, daily prison rape.

Normally.
 
2019-03-13 10:33:01 AM  
Come Home (Cardinal Pell) - Tim Minchin
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2019-03-13 12:19:05 PM  

drxym: Ireland has jailed quite a few aging priests over the years. It's amazing how some of them still manage serve their full sentence and tenaciously cling onto life for a few years after.


It's as if they fear their final judgment.

/funny, that
 
2019-03-13 02:29:46 PM  
You want a life sentence? It can be converted to a life sentence, believe me. There are ways, Dude. You don't wanna know about it, believe me.
 
2019-03-13 04:47:02 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: HMS_Blinkin: Benevolent Misanthrope: I'm sure every Catholic who has defended this POS because "he's innocent until proven guilty" is now going to admit they were wrong and condemn him for the criminal and anathema he is, right?

It's OK, he asked for forgiveness.  Hope that clears things up for you!

Actually, no. He didn't. He remained emotionless throughout the sentencing hearing and victims as well as judge have commented on his lack of remorse.


Uh, he doesn't need to ask the judge for forgiveness you silly goose.  He just needs to ask his sky friend, and he's all set!
 
2019-03-13 04:58:13 PM  

HMS_Blinkin: Benevolent Misanthrope: HMS_Blinkin: Benevolent Misanthrope: I'm sure every Catholic who has defended this POS because "he's innocent until proven guilty" is now going to admit they were wrong and condemn him for the criminal and anathema he is, right?

It's OK, he asked for forgiveness.  Hope that clears things up for you!

Actually, no. He didn't. He remained emotionless throughout the sentencing hearing and victims as well as judge have commented on his lack of remorse.

Uh, he doesn't need to ask the judge for forgiveness you silly goose.  He just needs to ask his sky friend, and he's all set!


is confessor.  The absolute epitome of "We absolved ourselves of all responsibility".  Like, right up there with a Trump self-pardon, really.
 
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