George Pell: Defender of the Faith Down Under

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Ignatius Press, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 499 pages
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 In recent decades a war has been waged within the Catholic Church between traditionalists and those who want to drain its teachings and institutions of much of their meaning. This is the story of that struggle, told through the life of a leading combatant, Cardinal George Pell, Archbishop of Sydney, Australia, and the leading Churchman "down under", who has spent much of his adult life battling attempts to, in his words, "trivialize Jesus Christ".


George Pell, a brilliant student in Rome and Oxford, was chosen by Pope John Paul II to be Archbishop of Melbourne and then Sydney. Pell's unprecedented double appointment reflects the fact that the Pope sees him as a vital front-line figure in the fight to reform the Church. Author Tess Livingstone visited Rome and Oxford and interviewed over fifty people, including many of Pell's critics, in researching her book. It contains a wealth of information about Pell that will surprise both his enemies and his supporters.
 

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Contents

Foreword
9
Preface
15
You Are a Priest Forever
60
Campion Hall Oxford
68
Country Curate Editor and the Battle
85
A Few Small Changes
121
In many places no birds sing
139
Preparing for the Second Spring
164
A Whirling Adventure
271
Archbishop of Sydney
303
Darkening Days
340
The age of the martyrs is not yet dead
364
Cleared
390
Raising Gods Profile
400
Witnessing Christ in Crimson
417
An Unscientific Postscript on Catholicism in
433

The Universal Church
185
Be Not Afraid
202
Si monumentum requiris circumspice
228
Salt of the Earth Not Sugar or Artificial
249
From Vatican II to Today
453
Acknowledgments
469
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