Calls him “a major intellectual standing up for ‘eternal truth’”
By Elizabeth O’Brien
SYDNEY, Australia, June 12, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Sydney based national newspaper, The Australian, praised Cardinal George Pell and Brian Hickey for remaining firm on Catholic Church teaching regarding embryonic stem cell research.
In a June 8 editorial, entitled “Three Cheers for a Man Prepared to Defend Moral Absolutes”, the paper admits that it respects Catholic leaders who take a moral stand. Even though The Australian supports embryonic stem cell research, it praised archbishop Pell, saying, “But it is wonderful, in an age where the concept of a knowable truth has been rejected by scholars in favour of universal relevance, to find a major intellectual standing up for ‘eternal truth’”.