Removing the manifesto does a disservice to any arguments that might be mounted against him, but having a debate is not what this is generally about.
Researchers should be able to furnish us with evidence about where Islamophobia 'comes from'; what it consists of; how it is promulgated and spread, by whom and for what ends.
It is not unreasonable for an average person, not necessarily a Pell supporter, to at least wonder about the fairness of this conviction.
The war in Syria, the war in Burma, the war in Gaza, has been brought to our very doorstep. This was not a random lone wolf attack. It was an organized, terror cell.
Playing the values game is a dangerous one. What, exactly, are
The Labor leader has been unusually bold in advocating and entertaining significant constitutional change.
A particularly nasty aspect of these rallies was how Liberal MPs sat in the front row applauding anti-gay speakers because the plan to decriminalise had been proposed by Labor and the Greens.
WWF's staff on the ground in Nepal leaped into action – not to demand justice, but to lobby for the charges to disappear.
The Catholic defence is perhaps understandable. But a bigger issue to this writer is why are all the conservatives supporting Pell?
The Pell conviction is an example of defenders running to barricades in the name of protection, hoping that faith prevails over evidence.
People who claim to be in direct communion with supernatural beings and and make a living from interceding with them on behalf of petitioners are widely regarded as dishonest or delusional.
I believe he is innocent and that the jury should certainly have brought in a verdict of not guilty.