Menu
Scroll to top
Topic: Pope Francis
Florida mass shooting

Florida mass shooting

Good morning, early birds. At least four people have been killed in a mass shooting in Florida. Plus, the reason Julie Bishop received so few votes in the leadership spill. It's the news you need to know, with Natasha Grivas.

Will a visit from Pope Francis compel Aung San Suu Kyi to act?

Will a visit from Pope Francis compel Aung San Suu Kyi to act?

Suu Kyi needs to find a way to end her galling stasis on the Rohingya. Just maybe, Pope Francis can help her.

The Australian War Memorial shouldn’t be taking money from merchants of death

The Australian War Memorial shouldn’t be taking money from merchants of death

Accepting funding from arms manufacturers is not honouring Australia's war dead. It is taking money from those who profit from war, writes former head of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet John Menadue.

Pell freezes over

Pell freezes over

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 Battle for the See of Melbourne

The Battle for the See of Melbourne

The Australian Church has reflected both egalitarian and authoritarian ideologies in recent times but a change is coming, writes vaticanologist Michael Hewitt-Gleeson.

Papal scorecard: Francis has revolutionised global thinking

Papal scorecard: Francis has revolutionised global thinking

Peope Francis has shown a remarkable ability to create change in the oldest multi-national organisation that teaches the world how to think, writes Vaticanologist Michael Hewitt-Gleeson.

The curious case of the red hat that changed Catholic history

The curious case of the red hat that changed Catholic history

Why does the Pope have such beef with the Knights of Malta? And why is this week's news the continuation of a 450-year feud? Vaticanologist Michael Hewitt-Gleeson explains.

Act II of the divine drama of George Pell

Act II of the divine drama of George Pell

With forces inside and outside the Vatican conspiring against George Pell, Pope Francis is in a bit of a pickle, writes Vaticanologist Michael Hewitt-Gleeson.

Throw them to the (Chinese) lions: how Xi Jinping is waging war on Christians

Throw them to the (Chinese) lions: how Xi Jinping is waging war on Christians

China's recent tolerance of organised religion might be drawing to a close.

Mother Teresa was a foul ideologue undeserving of sainthood

Mother Teresa was a foul ideologue undeserving of sainthood

The announcement of Mother Teresa's forthcoming canonisation gives us pause to reflect on how awful she really was.