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.
April 19, 2016 6
Why Telstra supported, then opposed, then supported standing up for same-sex marriage.
March 7, 2016 8
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.
December 9, 2015 30
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.
December 2, 2015 17
A discrimination case in Tasmania could end up undermining religious schools. But that might be for the best ...
June 5, 2015 7
The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has said it will call Cardinal George Pell to front the front the commission. Freelance journalist Brihony Tulloch reports on the complicated rise of George Pell.
June 4, 2015
Sometimes it is the laity who keep the faith. And the Catholic laity support the rights of their gay brothers and sisters to be afforded equal rights, writes Father William Grimm.
January 15, 2015
As Pope Francis tours his way through Asia, we take a look back at some of his predecessors' hairiest encounters abroad.
November 12, 2014 2
Crikey readers have their say on the issues of the day.
November 3, 2014 2
Celebrated prosecutor Margaret Cunneen's crusade against child sex offenders could come to an end as ICAC demands explanations to allegations she perverted the course of justice.
September 5, 2014 2
John Madigan has quit the DLP after allegations of spying, factional intrigue and enemies in the ranks. Oh, the irony!