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.
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.
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?
Crikey readers discuss Kevin Rudd's legacy and the authenticity of Scott Morrison's apology to child abuse victims.
Yesterday's apology to the victims of institutional child abuse is the result of allowing powerful interests to hold sway over politicians and regulators. And that keeps happening.
Good morning, early birds! Independent Kerryn Phelps has extended her lead over Liberal Dave Sharma's late surge in the weekend's Wentworth byelection, Julia Gillard calls for the government to apologise like it means it, and tourists won't stop ruining Uluru. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
While peddling the smear that same-sex parenting harms kids, anti-marriage equality advocates stay silent on child abuse by churches.
Evidence given to the Royal Commission into child sexual abuse shows the scale of abuse in the Anglican Church and the lack of momentum in addressing problems, writes Amanda Gearing.
Why is George Pell giving his testimony in the Vatican instead of Australia? Vaticanologist Michael Hewitt-Gleeson says there is always a reason.