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Protection from ‘on high’

Protection from ‘on high’

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? Who will guard the guards? For centuries, the Catholic church has been self-policing, but now there are those fighting for reform.

Celibacy and obedience: life inside a seminary

Celibacy and obedience: life inside a seminary

INQ visits a modern seminary, historically obscured from public view, and speaks to priests in training — as well as to some who opted out — to find out about the changing reality and day-to-day lives of those on the path to priesthood.

The Marist Brothers and a secret list of 154 accused child sex offenders

The Marist Brothers and a secret list of 154 accused child sex offenders

One hundred and fifty-four brothers have been accused of sexually assaulting students at Marist schools, but their identity and whether they are still teaching remains a secret.

Inside the mind of the paedophile priest

Inside the mind of the paedophile priest

Almost 1900 child sexual abusers have been identified in Australian Catholic churches. The average victim was under 12. What led people to commit such horrible crimes on such a staggering scale?  

Does Labor have a problem with religious voters?

Does Labor have a problem with religious voters?

Senior Labor figures are worried they're losing religious voters. While conclusive evidence is scarce, it's definitely a space to watch.

The Pell issue is much larger than the man himself

The Pell issue is much larger than the man himself

Crikey readers reckon with the ongoing coverage of George Pell's conviction, ahead of this week's sentencing hearing.

Conservatives’ defence of Pell alienates them from their base

Conservatives’ defence of Pell alienates them from their base

The right commentariat, to their own detriment, have decided to go down swinging with Pell.

On Pell and the dangers of celebrating the justice system

On Pell and the dangers of celebrating the justice system

There’s a real danger in conceding the idea that an arm of the state establishes what did and didn’t actually happen.

The story of how George Pell was convicted of child sex abuse

The story of how George Pell was convicted of child sex abuse

Australia's most senior Catholic is going to jail. Here's how we got here.

Cases of clerical abuse sweep Asia

Cases of clerical abuse sweep Asia

In Asia, the culture of denial and silence around sexual abuse by clergy members is finally starting to break.