Church leaders are delaying real change in the wake of the royal commission into child abuse, and some senior voices are calling it out.
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 Australian Church has reflected both egalitarian and authoritarian ideologies in recent times but a change is coming, writes vaticanologist Michael Hewitt-Gleeson.
In the dead of night, two schoolboys decided to take on a predator.
Be careful of kicking George Pell, the associate editor of The Boston Globe warns.
Why is George Pell giving his testimony in the Vatican instead of Australia? Vaticanologist Michael Hewitt-Gleeson says there is always a reason.
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?
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".