August 1, 2016 7
There is a battle about how people identify their religion on the census.
October 29, 2014 6
The People's Pope has struck a blow against the hoary old Church, standing up for evolution and the Big Bang Theory. What a radical, right? Well, not exactly ...
September 24, 2014 9
Tony Abbott would do well to take heed of the lessons from the so-called Fenian conspiracy.
September 5, 2014 2
John Madigan has quit the DLP after allegations of spying, factional intrigue and enemies in the ranks. Oh, the irony!
September 3, 2010 2
At first glance the scenes from the Polish capital Warsaw in recent days resembles those iconic images from the 1980s of a country under martial law, writes Vince Chadwick from Warsaw.
May 19, 2010
Powerful Mexican priest Marcial Macielmay have died two years ago, but his life is suddenly getting a lot of attention in Mexico's newspapers: with new revelations of child sexual abuse, bigamy, drug abuse and plagiarism being uncovered every day.
April 27, 2010
The Catholic Church sex abuse scandals have stirred up the old debates about whether it's actually healthy -- or even possible -- to live a life of celibacy. Current and former priests weigh in.
April 1, 2010
The ALP was once the party for Catholics, but they have since switched allegiances to the Liberals. Has it shaped the party's policies? And is Tony Abbott really representing their views? asks John Warhurst.
March 31, 2010
Christopher Hitchens rips into the Catholic Church, particularly Pope Benedict XVI's personal knowledge of paedophile priests. These criminals -- including the Pope -- deserve punishment not protection.
March 29, 2010
The Catholic church needs to dump Ratzinger, allow priests to marry, and put a nun in charge if it's to have any chance of cleaning up the big mess it's gotten itself into, says Maureen Dowd.