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Brisbane's Catholic archbishop Mark Coleridge, who has spoken out against the new laws (Image: AAP/Dan Peled)

Bless me, Father, for I have sinned: paedophilia laws put priests in firing line

The seal of the confessional is no excuse if a priest doesn't report a predator. They face three years in jail.

The Catholic Archbishop of Sydney Anthony Fisher (Image: AAP/Bianca De Marchi)

Archbishops arc up to highlight Morrison’s mandatory vaccine stumble

Scott Morrison's blunder on making a COVID-19 vaccine compulsory has caused trouble with religious conservatives.

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Worried sick

Good morning, early birds. At least 150 Victorian health care workers are currently infected with COVID-19, and the Morrison government will reportedly invest $400 million into the Location Incentive program — via JobMaker — to entice filmmakers to the country. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

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Class warfare

Good morning, early birds. Principals and teachers express concerns about a return to face-to-face learning, and new COVID-19 clusters have emerged across Melbourne's hospitals, abattoirs, public housing estates and more. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

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‘Poor moral leadership’ led to war crimes

Good morning, early birds. A senior officer in charge of Australia’s special forces has reportedly admitted that some elite soldiers committed war crimes in Afghanistan, and the federal government will potentially need to inject another $70-90 billion over the next six months to survive the post-COVID economic shock. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

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Why, in God’s name, is the Catholic Church getting JobKeeper?

The Catholic Church has an asset base estimated to be worth more than $30 billion in Australia alone. Even if it's legal for them to access JobKeeper, how is it ethical?

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The Pell legacy IV: just who do cops, journalists and juries believe anymore?

If journalists are unable to apply a sceptical eye to extraordinary stories, then why would 12 citizens chosen at random from the street do any better?

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The Pell legacy III: the power and flaws in memories of things past

Disputed allegations of clerical abuse reveal how fraught the issue can be.

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The Pell legacy II: lessons for journalists, prosecutors and those trying to tell the story

Stories of abuse within the Catholic Church contain missing pieces — and unanswered questions.

Cardinal George Pell (Image: AAP/David Crosling)

The Pell legacy: lessons for cops, courts and all those who serve God and justice

Where does it leave the justice system if the highest court in the land says a jury isn't capable of working out what it should believe?

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