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06:35  23 august  2019
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Cardinal George Pell loses appeal against child sex abuse convictions

Cardinal George Pell loses appeal against child sex abuse convictions Australia's most prominent Catholic figure, Cardinal George Pell, has lost his appeal against his convictions over sexual offences against two choirboys in Melbourne in the 1990s. This morning, in a two-one ruling, three judges from Victoria's Court of Appeal turned down an appeal by Pell's lawyers. In March he was sentenced to six years in prison, after a jury found him guilty of five offences including sexual penetration of a child. A trial ran last year involving two complainants who were choirboys at St Patrick's Cathedral in Melbourne more than two decades ago.

It feeds perpetrator 's twisted perceptions that the victim is somehow complicit in his or her own abuse. It also taps into the shame that victims of sexual abuse and For that very reason, victims suffer . During a sexual assault, the victims are rendered helpless and voiceless through now fault of their own.

Victim playing (also known as playing the victim, victim card, or self-victimization) is the fabrication of victimhood for a variety of reasons such as to justify abuse of others, to manipulate others

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Justice has been served. Or has it?

The saga of George Pell is not yet over. The Victorian Court of Appeal's decision to uphold the cardinal's conviction for child sex abuse may yet reach the High Court. We will find out soon enough.

Father of Pell victim sheds tears of relief as appeal quashed

Father of Pell victim sheds tears of relief as appeal quashed The father of one of George Pell's victims shed "tears of relief" after the Cardinal's appeal was rejected, his lawyer said. The victim, who cannot be named for legal reasons, died of a drug overdose in 2014, and never saw Cardinal Pell convicted for the crimes he committed against him. Lisa Flynn from Shine lawyers is representing the victim's father, who was elated by the court's decision today, she told 9News outside court. "I was sitting next to our client," she said. "It was a very emotional time for him. There were tears of relief I think. He described it as the weight sort of lifted off his shoulders today.

Perpetrator trauma, also known as perpetration- or participation-induced traumatic stress (both abbreviated PITS), occurs when the symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are caused by an act or acts of killing or similar horrific violence.

Perpetrator definition, a person who perpetrates , or commits, an illegal, criminal, or evil act: The perpetrators of this heinous crime must be found and punished to the fullest extent of the law. Another surveillance video, showing the perpetrator with hammer in hand, is here.

Our response to the case has revealed much about us as Australians. For all our national myth-making about egalitarianism, it's clear that power still goes a long way in this place. The powerful will always have their friends, who will always defend them. No matter what their crime.

Back in March, Pell was sentenced to a minimum of three years and eight months' jail for sexually abusing two 13-year-old choirboys in 1996, while he was archbishop of Melbourne. The reaction of his supporters was extraordinary enough. Prominent Catholics, two former prime ministers, and the usual army of right-wing commentators launched defences of Pell, as well as attacks on a Victorian County Court jury's unanimous finding of Pell's guilt. There were charges that Pell had been claimed by trumped-up charges, and by a campaign of vilification.

Bolt 'shocked, appalled and disappointed Pell will remain in jail'

Bolt 'shocked, appalled and disappointed Pell will remain in jail' Sky News host Andrew Bolt says he is “shocked, appalled and disappointed that one judge was outvoted by two others and that Cardinal George Pell will remain in jail”. Chief Justice Anne Ferguson and Justice Chris Maxwell found against Pell on Wednesday with Justice Mark Weinberg being outvoted two-to-one. As a result of the two-to-one vote, the Victorian Court of Appeal upheld George Pell's child sex offence conviction. © Sky News Australia Andrew Bolt.

Victimhood definition, a person who suffers from a destructive or injurious action or agency: a victim of an automobile accident. Examples from the Web for victimhood . Question those taking on the mantle of victimhood and you are immediately cast as some kind of aggressive, unfeeling oppressor.

We use inversion in several different situations in English. Inversion just means putting the verb before the subject. With other verbs tenses, we change the place of the subject and the auxiliary verb (the first auxiliary verb if there is more than one).

Conservatives are supposed to be champions of the rule of law. Not this time.

There was more of the same this week. More incredulity, with even greater despair. When the Court of Appeal's decision was announced on Wednesday, Herald Sun commentator Andrew Bolt instantaneously declared he was “appalled”. His News Corp colleague Miranda Devine denounced a “conviction by zeitgeist”.

The reality of an upheld conviction seemed to disorient others. Asked in an interview if he still believed in Pell's protestations of innocence, Melbourne Catholic archbishop Peter Comensoli said that he did. Then he added that he also believed the victim who accused Pell of abusing him: “I believe both.”

Suffer the perpetrator: Pell and the twisted inversion of victimhood© Jason South Pell leaving court on Wednesday morning. One thing has become clearer. Within conservative Australia, particularly sections of our media, ideological tribalism prevails. Everything, it seems, is driven by the culture war.

Vatican could try Pell under Church law

Vatican could try Pell under Church law George Pell could face a trial under Church law in the Vatican after the Catholic cardinal lost an appeal against his conviction for child sex offences. When the disgraced religious leader was found guilty by a Melbourne court in December, the Vatican announced he would be subject to a canonical trial. The Vatican claims the right to try any Catholic priest accused of crimes to ascertain the truth of the charges under Church laws. In Vatican terms, such trials are not "secret" but "reserved".

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The actual perpetrator of the deed, a soldier, was tried and executed, but he was apparently ignorant of the persons who procured his services. Martha was angry, certainly at the perpetrator but also at the Warwick police for not summarily arresting the man and rescuing the boy.

It's the culture war that explains why much media coverage of Pell’s case has cast him as the real victim. For example, on Thursday, Devine declared that Pell had been “crucified for the past sins of the Catholic Church”.

In a letter he apparently wrote to supporters from prison this month, the cardinal also seemed to embrace the status of a martyr. He reportedly wrote: “The knowledge that my small suffering can be used for good purposes through being joined to Jesus' suffering gives me purpose and direction.”

We see here a twisted inversion of victimhood. The perpetrator is now the victim.

This is no accident. Rather, it's an expression of an ideological mutation of Australian conservatism.

Those on the conservative side of politics like to bemoan left-wing identity politics for its supposed creation of a culture of victimhood. They argue that society now has a new moral hierarchy, in which the most virtuous are those who’ve been oppressed because of their race, gender and sexuality. Conservatives believe we’re now governed by the tyranny of minorities.

Melbourne Archbishop says victim confused Pell with someone else

Melbourne Archbishop says victim confused Pell with someone else A vice-principal has been defended by students after a video emerged of the teacher holding a 16-year-old schoolboy in a headlock following a fight.

Karpman placed these three roles on an inverted triangle and described them as being the three aspects, or faces of victim. These two – the Rescuer and the Persecutor – are the two opposite extremes of Victim. But again, regardless of where we start out on the triangle, all roles eventually end

Inversion is a powerful mental model to improve your thinking because it helps you identify and remove obstacles to success. Most of us tend to think one way about a problem: forward. Inversion allows us to flip the problem around and think backward.

I don’t find this account convincing. In Australia, at least, if there’s a problem with a victimhood culture, it exists on the right of politics, not the left. When conservatives talk about the perils of victimhood, it looks and sounds a lot like psychological projection.

Think of the cultural grievances that now dominate conservative politics. The complaints about people of faith being persecuted by secular progressives. The attacks against anti-racism on the grounds that it’s a form of racism directed at whites. The resentment against feminism’s emasculation of men. The anxieties about LGBTIQ people threatening the innocence of children.

The cultural politics of conservatism is now racialised and gendered. It’s pitched in the language of disadvantage and disempowerment. It is, in other words, everything that conservatives like to denounce.

Of course, it’s hard to believe conservatives are the real victims in all this. But they have elevated their imagined suffering above the suffering of the real victims.

In Pell’s case, the surviving victim himself, known only as “J”, has been rendered invisible and silent within much of the debate.

His voice, though, was heard this week. In a statement released by his lawyer, J noted that Pell had enjoyed “every opportunity to challenge the charges and every opportunity to be heard”. J hoped “it is all over now”.

Comment: Those vilifying Pell should 'remember what happened to Lindy Chamberlain'

Comment: Those vilifying Pell should 'remember what happened to Lindy Chamberlain' Cardinal George Pell's appeal against his guilty finding by jury was dismissed on Wednesday but Legal Affairs Editor at the Australian Chris Merritt says "those who have been quick to vilify him should remember what happened to Lindy Chamberlain." Mr Merritt said Mr Pell "has not yet exhausted all possible avenues of appeal" and when reading the dissenting assessment by Mark Weinberg, there is "so much doubt." "We need the nation's highest court to stand back and have a look at this to decide whether the Victorian judges and justice system has made a terrible blue in this case," he said.

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Definition, Usage and a list of Inversion Examples in common speech and literature. Inversion , also known as “anastrophe,” is a literary technique in which the normal order of words is reversed, in order to achieve a particular effect of emphasis or meter.

This may yet prove premature. Certainly the response of Pell’s supporters should leave us feeling troubled.

Our society’s functioning depends, in part, on our collective temper and spirit as citizens. It depends on us accepting the rule of law, whether we may like the results or not. Our institutions can’t survive if substantial factions of our society treat law courts with moral contempt.

The response this week by some conservatives does make you wonder. Will some only accept the rule of law when they win? What will happen the next time the result doesn’t go their way? And what does that mean for the rest of us?

Tim Soutphommasane is a political theorist and professor at the University of Sydney.

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The defence of George Pell is not a fight for truth or righteousness - it is simply a continuation of politics by other means. Credit Cards Are Now Offering 0% Interest Until 2020 Find out more on Finder Ad It is disgraceful. The systemic abuse of children by paedophile clergy is not a myth or a meme. It is a massive and well-documented atrocity that has taken the lives of an unknown number of victims, and caused vast suffering to many, many more. It has blighted the existence of survivors and their families and done incalculable damage to the church itself.

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