The mighty have fallen

The Northland Age - - Opinion -

The trial, con­vic­tion — sub­ject to ap­peal and im­pris­on­ment of Car­di­nal Ge­orge Pell for child sex of­fences shows that no one is above the law of the land. Divine law and jus­tice will be de­liv­ered by the God he be­lieves in even­tu­ally, so it is likely to be a jour­ney down­stairs.

There are a num­ber of pri­ests, bish­ops and other clergy who have been ac­cused, and less of­ten con­victed, of child crimes but now one of the highest has fallen.

They have taken a jour­ney through life that pre­cluded some parts of nor­mal life and, if they be­lieve in this jour­ney, then they need to stick on the path. Prob­a­bly an eas­ier so­lu­tion would be to al­low them to marry but that doesn’t look likely to oc­cur at the mo­ment.

There are many dan­gers in the modern world, but we shouldn’t fear those who pro­tect us, teach us and guide us in life. Let’s work for a bet­ter world.

DEN­NIS FITZGER­ALD

Mel­bourne

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