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The Resource Quarterly Essay 51 The Prince

Quarterly Essay 51 The Prince

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Quarterly Essay 51 The Prince
Title
Quarterly Essay 51 The Prince
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David Marr
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Language
eng
Summary
The leading Catholic in the nation and spiritual adviser to Tony Abbott, Cardinal George Pell has played a key role in the greatest challenge to face his church for centuries: the scandal of child sex abuse by priests.In The Prince, David Marr investigates the man and his career: how did he rise through the ranks? What does he stand for? How does he wield his authority? How much has he shaped his church and Australia? How has he handled the scandal?Marr reveals a cleric at ease with power and aggressive in asserting the prerogatives of the Vatican. His account of Pell's career focuses on his response as a man, a priest, an archbishop and prince of the church to the scandal that has engulfed the Catholic world in the last thirty years. This is the story of a cleric slow to see what was happening around him; torn by the contest between his church and its victims; and slow to realise that the Catholic Church cannot, in the end, escape secular scrutiny.The Prince is an arresting portrait of faith, loyalty and ambition, set against a backdrop of terrible suffering and an ancient institution in turmoil."He knows children have been wrecked. He apologises again and again. He even sees that the hostility of the press he so deplores has helped the church face the scandal. What he doesn't get is the hostility to the church. Whatever else he believes in, Pell has profound faith in the Catholic Church. He guards it with his life. Nations come and go but the church remains." David Marr, The Prince
Summary
In March 2013, the nation's most powerful Catholic, Cardinal George Pell, was jailed for child sexual assault. In The Prince , David Marr investigates the man, his career and his ultimate fall. Marr reveals a cleric at ease with power and aggressive in asserting the prerogatives of the Vatican. He charts Pell's response - as a man, a priest, an archbishop and a prince of the church - to the scandal that has engulfed the Catholic world- the sexual abuse of children. This is the story of a cleric torn by the contest between his church and its victims, and slow to realise that the Catholic Church cannot, in the end, escape secular scrutiny. Behind it all was Pell's own terrible secret, which was uncovered and judged in a trial that convulsed the nation.
Biography type
individual biography
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10787772
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SALS
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Marr, David
Dewey number
282.092
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Religion & Spirituality
  • Nonfiction
Target audience
adult
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faith, abuse and George Pell
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Quarterly Essay 51 The Prince
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4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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Isbn
9781922231154
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optical disk
Label
Quarterly Essay 51 The Prince
Publication
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OVERDRIVE:fe568a05-a0b8-402c-b1dd-b1aec9d835bf
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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True
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9781922231154
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optical disk

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