May 27, 2013
Jesus had a lot to say about child abuse. Does it contradict what Cardinal George Pell now says in his name? As Pell gives evidence at a parliamentary inquiry today, Vaticanologist Michael Hewitt-Gleeson sets up a mock TV debate ...
April 15, 2013
George Pell might not have a strong record in common sense, but distance from Rome might help him bring a fresh perspective to the Vatican's intractable problems, writes Charles Richardson.
April 9, 2013 2
Crikey readers talk George Pell, The Age's paywall and a warning before showing the Opposition Leader in his budgie smugglers.
March 4, 2013 5
The Catholic Church has some serious soul-searching to do in the wake of Benedict's resignation to decide its future, writes Vatican-based journalist Desmond O'Grady.
December 6, 2012 3
While George Pell generates plenty of controversy, so far he has yet to meet the levels of Archibishop Daniel Mannix -- the subject of a new biography. There are some interesting parallels with the current crop of Catholics, writes Noel Turnbull.
October 4, 2012
If Tony Abbott becomes our next prime minister, as many predict, there's one holy man best placed to whisper into his ear: cardinal George Pell, writes Tom Cowie.
April 18, 2012 38
Guy Rundle rerveals how much he enjoyed the Richard Dawkins-George Pell Q&A smackdown.
October 28, 2011 190
Leading climate change researchers have launched a scathing attack on a speech delivered this week by Cardinal George Pell, describing it as "dreadful", "utter rubbish" and "flawed"., writes Graham Readfearn.
January 20, 2010 2
Is the government backing away from introducing a bill of rights? In the absence of any serious negatives, we should expect a human rights act within this parliamentary term, writes Susan Ryan, chair of the Australian Human Rights Group.
November 9, 2009 1
Cardinal George Pell makes friends with climate sceptics, the SMH's new A-group, a conspiracy theory about the Bondi caveman, and is Christopher Pyne eying the leadership?
July 18, 2008 4
World Youth Day ... the Green Paper ... banks and fee-gouging ... Jason Falinski ... bloggers vs. journalism ... Dick Pratt ...
July 17, 2008 19
It's not all txt and gospel rap. Scratch the surface of World Youth Day and you find a profound conservatism, writes Nicholas Pickard.
July 15, 2008 11
Cardinal George Pell’s claim that “no Western country is producing enough babies to keep the population stable” is a pure flight of fancy, writes Charles Berger, Director of Strategic Ideas at ACF.
July 11, 2008 24
Cardinal George Pell has made four errors in handling the current sex abuse controversy. The first three are dumb, the fourth is potentially devastating, writes Trevor Cook.
July 7, 2008 8
The World Youth Day is merely one more symptom of the obsession with "major events", another function of modern politics, writes Bernard Keane.
April 30, 2008 5
Unelected judges constitute only the most obvious way by which we give effect to Plato’s idea of the “philosopher monarch”, writes barrister Stephen Keim.
April 24, 2008 10
Cardinal George Pell, Roman Catholic Archbishop of Sydney, held a "thank you" dinner for former Prime Minister John Howard at his official residence at Cathedral House last night, reports Alex Mitchell.