February 22, 2018 16
Despite Fairfax's Catholic Inc investigation, we can't fix the church until we understand that it doesn't exist, at least in the way we think it does, writes Vaticanologist Michael Hewitt-Gleeson
February 12, 2018
Good morning, early birds. A startling Fairfax investigation has revealed the true wealth of the Catholic Church in Australia. Plus, the Prime Minister prepares to deliver the 10th annual Closing the Gap report. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
September 13, 2017 25
There is no good reason in legal or social policy for a religious body to get a free pass on discrimination.
August 21, 2017 5
Intentions and outcomes are often divergent, as can be seen in these mix ups along the same-sex marriage campaign trail.
June 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.
May 5, 2017 13
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.
February 8, 2017 5
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.
December 21, 2016 3
The source of funding for the mysterious Marriage Alliance group has finally been revealed.
June 24, 2016 1
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.
June 8, 2016 4
China's recent tolerance of organised religion might be drawing to a close.