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Thus Spake Mungo #120 Pell and Hell

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  1. God in His mercy forgives any sinner who confesses to sin providing that person is truly sorry and has the intention of not committing such sin again. I’m sure Cardinal Pell has confessed and has that intention. Sins told in Confession may not be disclosed by the priest to any one BUT forgiveness depends on the sinner going to the relevant authority and disclosing his sin.

    • That’s all well and good but “sinners’ are also anwerable to the law. This confession thing seems to give licence to certain people to act like thorough bastards during the week, repent on Sunday, then act like thorough bastards again the following week. Bring back some good Old Testament capital punishment I say.

  2. Very succinct and to the point Mungo. Maybe Pell can reflect on this while he relaxes in splendor in the penthouse that the church purchased for him near the Vatican. alternatively he can read again the character reference that one Tony Abbott provided for a priest friend who was in serious trouble before the courts some time ago. I believe this person is no longer in the priesthood.I don’t believe this was noted in the Murdoch press anytime. Sad world we live in unfortunately.


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