Catholic Weekly

2 November 2003


Christ’s message holds key, says Cardinal Pell

New cardinal-electors

Cardinal is ‘honoured and delighted’

New managing editor for Catholic Weekly

Wiggles help Vinnies

Change to super laws rejected

Service commemorates Night of broken glass

Don’t leave HSC study to the last minute

Poverty forum call

Italians come clean over holy water

‘Don’t change Medicare’

Hope on Smokey Mountain

New dean of education

‘Give generously’ appeal call

Passion added to atmosphere for players

Mother Teresa

Editorial: Be not afraid

Letters: Biblical errors?

Conversation: Donna Mulhearn, human shield and crusader for kids - Back to Iraq with ‘lots of love, hugs and care’

The freedom of God

Jesus ‘Lord and healer’

Oath of Fidelity

Sandhills and history

The Italian connection

New deal for deaf high school students

New college Campus

US post

115 years in the sun

Rose Bay victory

Life of the ageing priest

Companions on a Redemptorist’s journey to his final vows

‘Richest year of my life’


Cardinal is ‘honoured and delighted’

The Archbishop of Sydney, Cardinal George Pell, is “honoured and delighted” to have been made cardinal during the pontificate of Pope John Paul II.

Dr Pell, a great admirer of John Paul II, said the Pope’s assessment of the western world is basically correct and “I’ve worked for years to support and implement that”.

Referring to the make-up of the College of Cardinals, Cardinal Pell said it was an example of the Christian teaching of universal love.

“We’re required to love not just our friends, our family, our nation or tribe but we are supposed to love everyone and to love and to forgive our enemies,” he said.

Cardinal Pell said he had noticed a marked decline in the Pope’s health in the few months since their last meeting in June.

The new cardinal was joined by about 100 family and friends from Australia, Canada, the US, Ireland and Rome.