September 19, 2017 2
Suu Kyi needs to find a way to end her galling stasis on the Rohingya. Just maybe, Pope Francis can help her.
July 4, 2017 15
Accepting funding from arms manufacturers is not honouring Australia's war dead. It is taking money from those who profit from war, writes former head of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet John Menadue.
May 23, 2017 6
Cardinal George Pell shaped an entire generation of the Australian Catholic Church. But his influence, and that of priests like him, is waning, as Pope Francis embarks on a radical overhaul of the Vatican and ecclesiastical appointments.
May 18, 2017 3
The Australian Church has reflected both egalitarian and authoritarian ideologies in recent times but a change is coming, writes vaticanologist Michael Hewitt-Gleeson.
March 20, 2017 19
Peope Francis has shown a remarkable ability to create change in the oldest multi-national organisation that teaches the world how to think, writes Vaticanologist Michael Hewitt-Gleeson.
February 2, 2017 2
Why does the Pope have such beef with the Knights of Malta? And why is this week's news the continuation of a 450-year feud? Vaticanologist Michael Hewitt-Gleeson explains.
July 28, 2016 6
With forces inside and outside the Vatican conspiring against George Pell, Pope Francis is in a bit of a pickle, writes Vaticanologist Michael Hewitt-Gleeson.
June 8, 2016 4
China's recent tolerance of organised religion might be drawing to a close.
March 17, 2016 21
The announcement of Mother Teresa's forthcoming canonisation gives us pause to reflect on how awful she really was.
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.