Michael Sainsbury September 19, 2017 2 Comments
Suu Kyi needs to find a way to end her galling stasis on the Rohingya. Just maybe, Pope Francis can help her.
Crikey July 4, 2017 15 Comments
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.
Michael Sainsbury May 23, 2017 6 Comments
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.
Crikey May 18, 2017 3 Comments
The Australian Church has reflected both egalitarian and authoritarian ideologies in recent times but a change is coming, writes vaticanologist Michael Hewitt-Gleeson.
Crikey March 20, 2017 19 Comments
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.
Crikey February 2, 2017 2 Comments
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.
Crikey July 28, 2016 6 Comments
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.
Michael Sainsbury June 8, 2016 4 Comments
China's recent tolerance of organised religion might be drawing to a close.
Helen Razer March 17, 2016 21 Comments
The announcement of Mother Teresa's forthcoming canonisation gives us pause to reflect on how awful she really was.