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Truth and justice after the Pell verdict Truth and justice after the Pell verdict

Truth and justice after the Pell verdict

Tuesday 26 February 2019

Frank Brennan, Eureka Street
 
The suppression order in relation to Cardinal George Pell has been lifted. In December, a jury of 12 of his fellow citizens found him guilty of five offences of child sexual abuse. No other charges are to proceed. Cardinal Pell has appealed the convictions. The verdict was unanimous. The jury took three days to deliberate after a four-week trial. The trial was in fact a re-run. At the first trial, the jury could not agree. The trial related to two alleged victims, one of whom had died.

Living stones: Designing the churches of tomorrow

Thursday 31 January 2019

Toby Ward  
 
Every church is different. Each space holds a unique reverence and an inimitable history. From the world’s oldest places of worship to its newest, God exists in all. To further understand the fabric of the buildings designed for Catholic worship, the National Liturgical Architecture and Art Board and ACU will welcome architects, historians, parishioners, liturgists, designers and theology students to a symposium at ACU St Patrick’s Campus in February to learn more about the walls that hear our prayers and the journey our churches have taken to become what they are today. Keynote speaker Fr Richard Vosko, a priest in the Diocese of Albany, USA, is a member of the Albany Diocesan Architecture and Building Commission as well as a liturgical design consultant. Fr Vosko has been central to the redesign and renovations of countless churches in the USA. As the symposium draws closer, he took the time to speak to Melbourne Catholic. 
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