Topic archives: catholicism

Census battles over “no religion”

August 1, 2016 7

There is a battle about how people identify their religion on the census.

The beatification of Pope Francis more misleading headlines than intelligent design

The beatification of Pope Francis more misleading headlines than intelligent design

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 ...

Abbott’s terror hype has a shamrock-shaped precedent

Abbott’s terror hype has a shamrock-shaped precedent

September 24, 2014 9

Tony Abbott would do well to take heed of the lessons from the so-called Fenian conspiracy.

The long history of DLP paranoia, treachery and anti-Catholic scaremongering

The long history of DLP paranoia, treachery and anti-Catholic scaremongering

September 5, 2014 2

John Madigan has quit the DLP after allegations of spying, factional intrigue and enemies in the ranks. Oh, the irony!

Letter from Warsaw: a cross for all sides of politics to bear

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.

Father Marcial Maciel: Mexico’s most notorious pedophile priest

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.

Catholic priests on what it’s like to live without sex

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.

Is Abbott leading a Catholic revolution in the Liberal Party?

Is Abbott leading a Catholic revolution in the Liberal Party?

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.

Hitchens: The Pope is not mightier than the law

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.

Dowd: We need a female Pope

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.