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Robert Mickens. An exercise in keeping friends close and enemies closer.

No Australian bishop has ever assumed such high rank in the Catholic Church as Cardinal George Pell, who eight months ago became head of the Vatican’s newly created “finance ministry” or Secretariat for the Economy. For the 73-year-old native of … Continue reading

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Frank Brennan SJ. The Vatican Synod has let the genie out of the bottle.  Deo Gratias

Let there be no doubt.  There is change, and a great deal of uncertainty, in the air in Rome.  And it is not just coming from Pope Francis.  The Catholic Church retaining some of the attributes of a royal court … Continue reading

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