Written to offer hope to strengthen others, Cardinal Pell wrote three pages a day during his 13 months in prison. These pages became three published books referred to as Cardinal Pell’s prison journals:
Prison Journal, Volume 1 — George Cardinal Pell, George Weigel
Prison Journal, Volume 2: The State Court Rejects the Appeal — George Cardinal Pell
Prison Journal: The High Court Frees an Innocent Man (Volume 3) — George Cardinal Pell
His simple message, as he puts it, is that “the Christian package works,” especially regarding giving purpose and meaning to suffering, even tremendous suffering.
Culled video interviews with Cardinal Pell:
To give you a taste of Cardinal Pell’s practical spiritual growth and insights, here are several quite candid interviews with Cardinal Pell regarding his experience in prison, his prison journals and more that capture his experiences, struggles, emotions and deepening of faith and spiritual growth in prison. Some interviews below also include wider discussions on Vatican finances and other topics.
INTERVIEW WITH MATTHEW BUNSON, NAPA INSTITUTE, 2022:
If you only listen to one video, the first is our recommendation (though all are interesting):
INTERVIEW WITH VATICANO 04-27-2021:
INTERVIEW WITH VATICANO 01-10-21:
INTERVIEW WITH FR. MITCH PACWA — 02-25-2021:
FULL CARDINAL GEORGE PELL INTERVIEW WITH ANDREW BOLT, Sky News Australia – secular candid interview – 04-14-2020
Around 41:00 mark, begins frank discussion about Christian suffering