Cardinal George Pell Donation Project

A Message from Fr. Fessio, S.J.

 Fr Fessio, SJ

Dear Friend of Ignatius Press,

A few months ago, I wrote you a letter about our good friend Cardinal George Pell. He had finally been vindicated of totally and demonstrably false sexual abuse charges by a unanimous 7-0 decision by Australia’s High Court. 

We were preparing to publish the first volume of his prison journal and hoping that with your help we could pay him an appropriate advance which could help him pay down his substantial legal debts.

Your generous donations made that possible and with our advance and the support of other friends of the Cardinal, his debt has been halved—and the first volume has just been published! It is being warmly welcomed for the extraordinary book it is.

Even my liberal-leaning friend, Nicole Winfield, the Associated Press Rome Correspondent was moved by it and wrote a very fine review. While describing him as ‘divisive’—which is fair enough as a description which certainly applies to Jesus himself—she was impressed by the goodness, humor, and down-to-earth wisdom of this great man of the Church.

Cardinal Pell is back in Rome, resuming his efforts to clean up the financial corruption which he uncovered earlier.

And we’re here preparing Volume 2, and I’m writing to you again to ask your help so that Cardinal Pell can finally get the debt burden off his shoulders.  Please consider helping Ignatius Press continue to share the Cardinal’s story and helping Cardinal Pell to get out from under this remaining burden.

Please consider making a tax-deductible donation for this purpose.

In the Lord,

Fr. Joseph Fessio, S.J.
Editor, Ignatius Press

Donations can be made here via the Ignatius Press website or
You can mail your tax-deductible donation to:
     Guadalupe Associates, Inc
     Attn: Cardinal Pell Project
     1348 10th Avenue
     San Francisco, CA 94122