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.
November 24, 2015 15
Goodness gracious, Pope Francis thinks that stopping carbon emissions will help the poor, when everyone knows only coal and the free market will do that.
September 25, 2015 8
The F35 is really quite terrible. Even worse than you'd thought ... Agriculture and Water, too hard ... role out the Pope Welcome Wagon ...
September 25, 2015 1
The Pope touches down in Washington, D.C. And other media tidbits of the day.
July 27, 2015 4
The Jesuit head of the Asia-Pacific region has slammed Tony Abbott's refugee policy, and the big man himself has taken a position very contrary to Abbott's on the environment.
June 26, 2015 12
No, Paul Kelly, the Catholic Church is not actually an institution that worships at the altar of the free market.
January 15, 2015
As Pope Francis tours his way through Asia, we take a look back at some of his predecessors' hairiest encounters abroad.
December 17, 2014 9
From Rosie Batty to Peter Greste, many people have inspired us this year. Vote for your Crikey Person of the Year 2014.
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 ...
August 12, 2014 1
Pope Francis has been busy since his papacy kicked off early last year, fixing core business and now focussing on a growth strategy through Asia, writes freelance journalist Michael Sainsbury.
May 28, 2014 1
Budget woes were basically forgotten following the PM's ABC Radio wink.