Topic archives: priests

The bishops who helped a paedophile priest with his thesis on another paedophile priest

June 24, 2016 1

Paedophile priest John Joseph Farrell wrote a masters thesis on another paeodphile priest, who served the same diocese. And two bishops helped him write it, writes freelance writer Kate Doak.

On confession, where does confidentiality end?

November 27, 2012

Crikey readers weigh in on the big issues of the day.

Why should priests retire at 75?

September 9, 2009 4

Despite dwindling numbers of priests, the Catholic Church refuses to retain influential men of the cloth with wide appeal, like Father Bob Maguire, once they reach 75, writes Crikey intern James Pattison.