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Judgement comes to George Pell. David Marr and Melissa Davey on the fall of a cardinal

The Reckoning The Guardian

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    • 4.5 • 14 Ratings

Judgement comes to George Pell. David Marr and Melissa Davey on the fall of a cardinal

    The Reckoning preview - Guardian Australia podcast | David Marr

    The Reckoning preview - Guardian Australia podcast | David Marr

    David Marr explores the unravelling of the child abuse scandal in Australia and across the globe. In a story of ‘faith, power, money and abuse’ he investigates the work of the royal commission into institutional responses to child sexual abuse, the first inquiry of such a scale anywhere in the world. Warning: some of the material in this podcast is explicit and could be upsetting

    • 1 min
    The Reckoning part one: the road to the royal commission – podcast | David Marr

    The Reckoning part one: the road to the royal commission – podcast | David Marr

    At the start of a new series by Guardian Australia, David Marr investigates the background to Australia’s unprecedented royal commission on institutional responses to child sexual abuse – investigating a centuries-long story of faith, money, power and abuse. Marr traces the story through the US, Ireland and, eventually, to Australia. He hears from victims, experts and participants in the commission as he investigates: why has the truth taken so long to emerge? Warning: some of the material in this podcast is explicit and upsetting • Why Australia’s royal commission on child sexual abuse had to happen – explainer

    • 19 min
    The Reckoning, part 2: David Marr on the appalling truth revealed at the child sexual abuse commission

    The Reckoning, part 2: David Marr on the appalling truth revealed at the child sexual abuse commission

    David Marr and Melissa Davey follow the royal commission into institutional responses to child sexual abuse – from the hearings in Ballarat in Victoria, ground zero of Australia’s abuse scandal, to a powerful final gathering in Sydney. The story includes evidence from Australia’s most notorious child abuser, Gerald Ridsdale, and his victims. Warning: some of the material in this podcast is explicit and upsetting The Reckoning, part 1: the road to the commission Royal commission delivers its final report

    • 19 min
    The Reckoning, part 3: David Marr on what needs to happen now the work of the child sexual abuse royal commission is over

    The Reckoning, part 3: David Marr on what needs to happen now the work of the child sexual abuse royal commission is over

    David Marr and Melissa Davey examine the response to the royal commission’s final report which was made public on 15 December, including the reaction from senior figures in the Catholic church. The story includes powerful testimony about the long-term impact of abuse from a man who suffered severe sexual and physical assault in a Christian Brothers school, John Hennessey. Warning: some of the material in this podcast is explicit and upsetting The Reckoning, part 1: the road to the commission The Reckoning, part 2: the appalling truth

    • 24 min
    Inside George Pell’s trial: ‘The room was deathly silent’ – The Reckoning podcast

    Inside George Pell’s trial: ‘The room was deathly silent’ – The Reckoning podcast

    In 2018 George Pell found himself in a Melbourne courtroom facing five charges of child sexual abuse. The cardinal had hired one of the top defence barristers in the state, who argued that what Pell was accused of was completely impossible. But at the end of the trial Pell sat impassively as in a hushed courtroom he was found guilty of all charges. How did he lose this case? Melissa Davey sat in on the trial and tells David Marr the details only someone who was in the courtroom would know • David Marr: Brutal and dogmatic, George Pell waged war on sex – even as he abused children • Follow live updates on the reaction to Pell’s conviction

    • 32 min
    David Marr on the extraordinary rise of George Pell – The Reckoning podcast

    David Marr on the extraordinary rise of George Pell – The Reckoning podcast

    Now that George Pell has been found guilty of child sexual abuse, we can ask ourselves: what does his story tell us about the Catholic church? The rise of Pell, from a country diocese in Australia to the highest ranks of the Vatican, shows us what attitudes and actions find swift promotion in this ancient organisation• David Marr: Brutal and dogmatic, George Pell waged war on sex – even as he abused children• Timeline: the rise and fall of George Pell

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

PfreakingC ,

Really important listen for Australians

Thank you for a thorough piece of investigative journalism. Not an easy topic to listen to, but an important one. My hopes and prayers go out to the choir boys and their families.

Side note: can we donate Pelle and Abbott to some other country? They are the absolute pits and it would be great if we didn’t have to admit that they are Australians.

Bookshelves91 ,

Emotional

This podcast is something that I think many people should listen too. It had me in tears hearing the stories about child abuse.

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