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Impasse as Australia’s Catholic bishops stall fixing a broken organisation

Impasse as Australia’s Catholic bishops stall fixing a broken organisation

Church leaders are delaying real change in the wake of the royal commission into child abuse, and some senior voices are calling it out.

Pell freezes over

Pell freezes over

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.

The Battle for the See of Melbourne

The Battle for the See of Melbourne

The Australian Church has reflected both egalitarian and authoritarian ideologies in recent times but a change is coming, writes vaticanologist Michael Hewitt-Gleeson.

How two Ballarat schoolboys took on a paedophile Christian Brother

How two Ballarat schoolboys took on a paedophile Christian Brother

In the dead of night, two schoolboys decided to take on a predator.

Media briefs: Pell the antidote? … Vic gov out of print … star-spangled ranga …

Media briefs: Pell the antidote? … Vic gov out of print … star-spangled ranga …

Be careful of kicking George Pell, the associate editor of The Boston Globe warns.

Cui bono? Home field advantage in the inquisition of George Pell

Cui bono? Home field advantage in the inquisition of George Pell

Why is George Pell giving his testimony in the Vatican instead of Australia? Vaticanologist Michael Hewitt-Gleeson says there is always a reason.

Media briefs: Apologies galore … <em>USA Today</em> tomorrow? … in the name of love …

Media briefs: Apologies galore … USA Today tomorrow? … in the name of love …

Bernardi scores an apology. Plus other media tidbits of the day.

Divine spin: inside the Church PR machine — and why Pell must go

Divine spin: inside the Church PR machine — and why Pell must go

With a royal commission into child sex abuse starting work, the Catholic Church faces a tough task in PR and communications. Experts agree the Church has not handled the challenge well -- but is a seachange taking place?

Confessional: priests in the dock?

Confessional: priests in the dock?

Crikey readers weigh in on the issues of the day.

Devamation: George Pell pursues legal action over a Deveny tweet

Devamation: George Pell pursues legal action over a Deveny tweet

Cardinal George Pell's lawyers pursued legal action against Twitter after comedian Catherine Deveny tweeted a photo which Pell's lawyers say "conveys ... seriously defamatory imputations".