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Crikey Worm: Pell to face charges, cybersecurity powers, Abbott's nuclear smackdown

Crikey Worm: Pell to face charges, cybersecurity powers, Abbott's nuclear smackdown

Josh TaylorJun 30, 2017

George Pell is set to return to Australia to face historical sex charges, Tony Abbott goes off the deep end, and the ASD is given more cybersecurity powers. It's the news you need to know, by Josh Taylor and Max Chalmers.

Catholic educators' bitterness over Gonski 2.0 is rich indeed

Catholic educators' bitterness over Gonski 2.0 is rich indeed

Bernard KeaneMay 5, 201713 Comments

The complaints from Catholic schools that their big rise in Gonski 2.0 funding isn't as much as government schools is simply rentseeking, and nothing to do with the great debates of the past.

Jesus addresses Catholic child abuse in unprecedented press conference

Jesus addresses Catholic child abuse in unprecedented press conference

Michael Hewitt-GleesonFeb 8, 20175 Comments

Vaticanologist Michael Hewitt-Gleeson wonders what Jesus would have to say to his flock were he around to see the royal commission into child sexual abuse.

Marriage Alliance's secret loan from Catholic couple revealed

Marriage Alliance's secret loan from Catholic couple revealed

Josh Taylor and Robert Burton-BradleyDec 21, 20163 Comments

The source of funding for the mysterious Marriage Alliance group has finally been revealed.

The bishops who helped a paedophile priest with his thesis on another paedophile priest

The bishops who helped a paedophile priest with his thesis on another paedophile priest

Kate DoakJun 24, 20161 Comment

Paedophile priest John Joseph Farrell wrote a masters thesis on another paeodphile priest, who served the same diocese. And two bishops helped him write it, writes freelance writer Kate Doak.

Throw them to the (Chinese) lions: how Xi Jinping is waging war on Christians

Throw them to the (Chinese) lions: how Xi Jinping is waging war on Christians

Michael SainsburyJun 8, 20164 Comments

China's recent tolerance of organised religion might be drawing to a close.

Telstra’s complicated catechism

Telstra’s complicated catechism

Josh TaylorApr 19, 20166 Comments

Why Telstra supported, then opposed, then supported standing up for same-sex marriage.

Quo vadis, George Pell?

Quo vadis, George Pell?

CrikeyMar 7, 20168 Comments

The question that many are now asking is this: Where are you going, Cardinal Pell? Vaticanologist Michael Hewitt-Gleeson explores four options and makes his predictions.

Tony Abbott's alliance of interests with Islamic State

Tony Abbott's alliance of interests with Islamic State

Bernard KeaneDec 9, 201530 Comments

Tony Abbott's attacks on Islam and demands for more military intervention in the Middle East reflect how advocates of the War on Terror have the same agenda as the people they want to fight.

Rundle: imagine there's no religion (in education)

Rundle: imagine there's no religion (in education)

Guy RundleDec 2, 201516 Comments

A discrimination case in Tasmania could end up undermining religious schools. But that might be for the best ...