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29 February 2016 @ 11:29 pm
Cardinal Pell  
The most senior Australian Catholic is currently appearing before our Royal Commission on child sex abuse via video link from Rome. He has been declared too ill to travel from the Vatican to Melbourne by his private doctor, despite having flown out to Australia for a private function a few weeks before he was last due to appear.

So Tim Minchin, one of our better songwriters has penned the following little ditty about the situation. Miranda Devine, a 'journalist' in one of the Murdoch papers has complained that this song is intolerable. But she's been totally silent on the subject of Pell at the very least turning an inexcusable blind eye to child rape during his career. Odd sense of priorities.

Subsequently, I am mentioning this song every chance I get. It's a beauty.

Devil Chicken: Moonflower Rose (Liv)moonflower_rose on February 29th, 2016 01:35 pm (UTC)
<3 Tim

You've probably seen the response to Devine from Clare Linane by now?
blamebramptonblamebrampton on February 29th, 2016 02:18 pm (UTC)
Yes. It was very well put.

I actually think that people like Devine are worse than Pell in some ways. While the cover-ups, contraditions and minimisations that occurred on his watch were wholly abhorrent, you could at least see his unwillingess to buy into the scope of the awfulness as a product of a more ignorant time. Devine has no excuse.
athgarvanathgarvan on February 29th, 2016 02:10 pm (UTC)
Why does Pell need to go - he is already judged and condemned there!!!
blamebramptonblamebrampton on February 29th, 2016 02:15 pm (UTC)
Because he is answerable to the law.

Shivshiv5468 on February 29th, 2016 09:27 pm (UTC)
You have to admire a man who can put vacuity in a song
khalulukhalulu on March 1st, 2016 05:02 am (UTC)
Strange priorities indeed. Great song.
lokifanlokifan on March 7th, 2016 12:03 am (UTC)
That was great. It feels weird to be all YAY TIM MINCHIN'S FUNNY TOPICAL SONGS on this particular topic, but still, yay for pushback and trying to get Pell held accountable.
Eli/Ellie/ellie_norellie_nor on March 8th, 2016 07:35 pm (UTC)
Tim Minchin is a class act. ♥