Charity Song of the Month

TIM MINCHIN, “Come Home (Cardinal Pell),” 2016

Posted on March 2, 2016

“It might be rather confusing for non-Australians,” wrote Matilda the Musical composer Tim Minchin on his web site about the child abuse cover-up. Cardinal George Pell is “the most powerful dude in the Catholic Church of Australia,” he explains. Currently at The Vatican, Pell has been asked to return home by The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse but sent a doctor’s note. Minchin, known for his musical comedy, spells it out in this sarcastic pop ditty “Come Home;” whose performance video has been seen more than 1.2 million times. Proceeds go to help send the survivors to Pell, in Rome. Buy the song here. — Karen Bliss