September 7th 2002


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COVER STORY: It was right for Australia to be in Vietnam

EDITORIAL: The family: an endangered species

CANBERRA OBSERVED: Self-destructing Democrats: the real winners

COMMENT: Trial by media: the attacks on Archbishop Pell

MIDDLE EAST: Why Bush is unlikely to attack Iraq

STRAWS IN THE WIND: Russian roulette / Thick skins and strong stomachs

FAMILY: Child predators: the untold story

STEM CELL DEBATE: MPs smell a rat over Trounson's stem cell claim

Telstra sale (letter)

An honourable man (letter)

ENVIRONMENT: How now, brown cloud?

POLITICS: Principles and pragmatism: the Democrats' demise

ASIA: Singapore: hard work the key to success

West Papua 40 years on

BOOKS: Cutting Edge Bioethics, edited by John Kilner

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An honourable man (letter)


by Brendan Rowswell

News Weekly, September 7, 2002
Sir,

I commend Archbishop Pell for the brave and selfless decision he has made to stand down during the investigation of allegations made against him.

For the past seven years, he has been at the forefront of the Church's actions against those involved in the evil of sexual abuse. The Archbishop was the first in Australia to establish an independent commission into this issue. He has constantly publicly condemned those involved in this great sin.

Let it be known that Australian Catholics lend their prayers and support to Archbishop Pell at this time. We are certain of his credibility and certain of his innocence.

Brendan Rowswell
Beaumaris, Vic




























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