The #Vatican ’s third most powerful official, #CardinalGeorgePell , has been convicted in #Australia on all charges he sexually abused two choir boys there in the late ’90s, according to two sources with knowledge of the case.
As the #pedophilia sex scandals in the #CatholicChurch continue to come to light, you will take note that it’s not just the priests anymore. Now it’s bishops, cardinals, and could it possibly be a pope as well? One can only speculate, but the conviction of #theVatican ’s third most powerful official does not bode well for #PopeFrancis . “But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.” Matthew 18:6 (KJV)
Pope Francis, despite his much-quoted ‘zero tolerance policy‘ towards sexual abuse in the Catholic Church, in reality wants no part of this mushrooming situation, even going so far as to refer to the victims of homosexual Catholic priest pedophiles as ‘the devil‘. Francis sees the writing on the wall as the sex scandals get closer and closer to the Holy See. #CardinalPell is Pope Francis’ closest adviser and confidante.
With apologies to Ernest Hemingway and John Donne, Pope Francis, ask not for whom the Pell tolls, it tolls for thee.
Vatican No. 3 Cardinal #GeorgePell Convicted on Charges He Sexually Abused Two Young Choir Boys
FROM THE DAILY BEAST: A unanimous jury returned its verdict for Cardinal George Pell on Tuesday (#Australian time) after more than three days of deliberations, the sources said, in a trial conducted under a gag order by the judge that prevented any details of the trial being made public.
Pell, the #Vatican ’s finance chief and the highest Vatican official to ever go on trial for sex abuse, left #Rome in June 2017 to stand trial in #Melbourne .
As that trial was about to get underway in June, a judge placed a suppression order on all press coverage in Australia, according to the order reviewed by The Daily Beast. #truth#end#PedoGate#PizzaGate#SpiritCooking#evil#af#StopHumanTrafficking#stoppedophilia#angelcitytv
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I’m so proud of myself. Though if I’m honest it was the easiest decision and commitment.
Having an issue with alcohol is not just for those that are dependent on it daily, or those that wake up and drink it before getting out of bed.
It is also for those of us who were / are drinking a bottle a night without it touching the sides, and doing that 3-4 times a week, sometimes more.
From the outside it seemed ‘normal’ and I could justify it to myself and actually other people justifying it to me
I knew for over 10 years that my drinking habits were not serving me now and that inside my body I would be causing all sorts of disease. After all, alcohol is a poison to our systems. .
My body built up an intolerance to alcohol with the frequency of my drinking. And then when I’d go out I would socially I would often drink more and in recent times to blackout, and then wake up the next day feeling so ashamed of myself either remembering what I’d done/ said or sometimes having people remind me. And most with the added ‘don’t worry about it, everybody was drunk, it’s ok’ or similar justification. .
Why did I stop? Because it was not ok anymore.
I wasn’t present in the evenings I was drinking, and I have a great life to be present in. In ALL situations.
I’m all good without it, in fact I’m way better than I was.
I go out dancing all night, I laugh all night with friends and I wake up the next day and smile.
If you are struggling internally with something then share it, you are more than likely not alone. I certainly wasn’t. It’s scary to see the facts on drinking, check them out.
There are so many awesome support groups on here and other social media platforms as well as the classic AA
Be brave, and be honest, if not with anybody else then especially with yourself.
“NOT EVEN A BAILEYS?” | The response I’m expecting for the next few weeks as I face my first sober Christmas, armed with all of the Nosecco (did you spot the label?!) @seedlipdrinks and Alcohol free festive alternatives. Read more on the blog this morning on my first alcohol free Christmas, why I’m still determined to make it happen, and thoughts on whether you can really have a Merry Christmas, without getting Merry 🥂 .
Any tips @clare_pooley @unexpectedjoyof @bryonygordon @thetemper @islandliving365 @thisnakedmind @holly @soberistas .