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Attention religious bakers: you may not discriminate against LGBTI people. It is the law.

Michael Bradley September 13, 2017 25 Comments

There is no good reason in legal or social policy for a religious body to get a free pass on discrimination.

Rundle: own goals for both sides on marriage equality debate

Guy Rundle August 21, 2017 5 Comments

Intentions and outcomes are often divergent, as can be seen in these mix ups along the same-sex marriage campaign trail.

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

Josh Taylor 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.

Catholic educators’ bitterness over Gonski 2.0 is rich indeed

Bernard Keane May 5, 2017 13 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

Crikey February 8, 2017 5 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

Josh Taylor December 21, 2016 3 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

Crikey June 24, 2016 1 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

Michael Sainsbury June 8, 2016 4 Comments

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

Telstra’s complicated catechism

Josh Taylor April 19, 2016 6 Comments

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

Quo vadis, George Pell?

Crikey March 7, 2016 8 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.