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Cardinal Pell praises Trump for truth

Cardinal Pell praises Trump for truth

In his new book, “Prison Journal”, Cardinal George Pell praises Trump. In a December 16th interview with journalist Pell said Trump “is a little bit of a barbarian but he is our [Christian] barbarian.”

The Tablet:

Calling Trump a “controversial fellow,” Cardinal Pell also praised certain moves Trump made, such as his Supreme Court appointments and his decision to participate in the annual March for Life.

“I’m grateful for that and I’m not one running around trying to damn his memory,” he said, adding, “In a democracy, we Christians have got a right, and indeed an obligation, to struggle to maintain Christian values in life, because the moment they start to disappear, notions like truth and reason and free speech” also go away.

“On the whole I think Trump has made a positive contribution to the Christian cause, but in other areas, I’m not so sure he’s been sufficiently respectful of the political process,” Cardinal Pell said, adding, “it’s no small thing to weaken trust in great public institutions.”

AP:

Pope Francis’ former treasurer, Cardinal George Pell, praised President Donald Trump’s “splendid” Supreme Court appointments and defense of Christian values but questioned his effort to sow doubt in the integrity of the U.S. presidential election.

In the book, Pell muses on his court case and current events in the Catholic Church and around the world, and at one point says Trump is unfortunately “a bit of a barbarian, but in some important ways, he is ‘our’ (Christian) barbarian.”

During the virtual press conference, Pell said Christians have an obligation to bring their values to the public sphere and said Trump had made a “positive contribution” particularly with his three Supreme Court picks, two of whom are Catholic.

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Bruce Cornely

If you happen to be looking for reasons that attendance is falling in the church, look no farther than this article. First off, the writer is a Roman Catholic. Next, he is endorsing one of the most un-Christian characters to grace the political scene in centuries. Anyone can say they are a Christian, but by their actions/fruits they are known. And, the church should stay out of politics, guiding people with the teaching of Jesus Christ, but remembering that God gave people freedom of will and actions. It is not the church’s place to tell us what to think. Episcopal Cafe disappoints yet again.

Eric Bonetti

Yup, but you will get your comment yanked in record time if you say something truthful but unpleasant about someone in TEC. That’s why I am now taking a pass on Episcopal Cafe.

Anjel Scarborough

Why is the Episcopal Cafe giving a platform to a Roman Catholic cardinal from Australia – and one who enabled pedophiles at that? Surely there are more newsworthy things.

Scott Arnold

Trump is the antithesis to the teachings of Jesus.

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