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Why, in God's name, is the Catholic Church getting JobKeeper?

The Catholic Church has an asset base estimated to be worth more than $30 billion in Australia alone. Even if it's legal for them to access JobKeeper, how is it ethical?

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The Pell legacy II: lessons for journalists, prosecutors and those trying to tell the story

Stories of abuse within the Catholic Church contain missing pieces — and unanswered questions.

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The Pell legacy: lessons for cops, courts and all those who serve God and justice

Where does it leave the justice system if the highest court in the land says a jury isn't capable of working out what it should believe?

Pell did nothing — in every application of the word

What more can be said about the way George Pell responded to revelations of child sexual abuse by Catholic priests? The newly unredacted royal commission report says it all.

Pell knew but didn't act on child sexual abuse allegations, unredacted reports reveal

An unredacted report from the royal commission has been released, with fresh details about how much George Pell knew about child abuse allegations.

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Faith versus science in the US: 'God is larger than the virus'

Easter has been the battleground for a whole new version of the coronavirus lockdown debate in the United States.

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No lasting change in the Catholic Church since the Pell apocalypse

Despite some fallout for the Catholic Church following the royal commission into child abuse, systems are still in place to protect the reputation of the institution rather than the safety of children.

Forget religious freedom; the church just wants power

Religious institutions already have enough freedom — what they want is a bill to help rebuild their dwindling congregation.

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Australia has normalised Islamophobia. Is anti-Semitism next?

Islamophobia may be more visible in modern Australia, but anti-Semitism is just as deeply entwined with the ideologies of the growing far-right. And it's becoming more common.

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Are the rules of confession really not mentioned in the Bible?

Catholic priest Father Kevin Dillon AM says the rules of confession aren't written in scripture. Is he correct?