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

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?

Leaders of the Jehovah’s Witnesses ordered to destroy confidential records

Leaders of the Jehovah’s Witnesses ordered to destroy confidential records

A letter obtained by INQ has shed light on the secretive methods the Jehovah's Witnesses are undertaking to erase the impact of child sexual abuse within the sect.

Flaw and order: the religious freedom bill is a godawful mess

Flaw and order: the religious freedom bill is a godawful mess

The religious freedom bill draws the state further into the surveillance and shaping of everyday life, which ordinarily would terrify small-government conservatives. Not so this time, apparently.

How does the law define a religion?

How does the law define a religion?

If the government's proposed religious freedom bill passes then the question of what, exactly, constitutes a religion will once again be up for scrutiny.

'There was a reason why my son died ... And the reason was Pell.'

'There was a reason why my son died ... And the reason was Pell.'

The father of one of George Pell's victims might feel justice is finally being done, but he still feels anger toward Pell and the Church.

Will the religious freedom bill protect future Folaus?

Will the religious freedom bill protect future Folaus?

What’s the deal with this bill? Is it a Christians-only thing? Crikey answers these questions and more.

When do Australian priests have to report child abuse?

When do Australian priests have to report child abuse?

The question of which states do and do not require ministers to report child abuse is a complicated one — and it goes all the way to the Vatican.

Keeping up with the Folaus

Keeping up with the Folaus

The Folau family are causing further headaches for the right and the religious freedom debate — with the latest installment involving Israel's cousin Josiah calling the Catholic church a 'synagogue of Satan'.

Scott Morrison's Hillsong sermon was a deeply political moment

Scott Morrison's Hillsong sermon was a deeply political moment

The Prime Minister insists he has no 'political agenda' when he speaks about his faith. But his recent appearance at church that's been accused of institutional homophobia is cause for concern.

Who is Amanda Stoker, rising star of the religious right?

Who is Amanda Stoker, rising star of the religious right?

Stoker is fast making a name for herself in the Senate. But where did this outspoken Christian come from? And what beliefs inform her policymaking?