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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?  

Rudd’s post-career noise distracts from the good he did

Rudd’s post-career noise distracts from the good he did

Crikey readers discuss Kevin Rudd's legacy and the authenticity of Scott Morrison's apology to child abuse victims.

Morrison’s heartfelt apology should be a warning to all politicians

Morrison’s heartfelt apology should be a warning to all politicians

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.

Phelps extends lead in Wentworth

Phelps extends lead in Wentworth

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.

Australia reacts to the royal commission

Australia reacts to the royal commission

The final report of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse will be made public today. Here's how the media is covering it.

‘Think of the kids’ homophobes silent on church child abuse

‘Think of the kids’ homophobes silent on church child abuse

While peddling the smear that same-sex parenting harms kids, anti-marriage equality advocates stay silent on child abuse by churches.

Royal commission: thousands of victims but no national action plan from the Anglican church

Royal commission: thousands of victims but no national action plan from the Anglican church

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.

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.