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Pauline Hanson's burqa ban stunt: The historical context

Banning dress deemed oppressive, offensive and generally against the run of fair play in a soci ...  
Why the churches will not influence the same-sex marriage vote

Many religious leaders in Australia are now actively campaigning for a 'Yes' vote in the same-sex ...  
Child Sexual Abuse Royal Commission and the Catholic confessional sanctity

The Catholic Church’s systemic abuse of children exposes a corrupt medieval hierarchy, which ...  
Pauline Hanson's blackface burqa stunt lends George Brandis his finest hour

... but what of the freedom not to wear the full frontal veil?  
Jerusalem's identity and the current Palestinian-Israeli conflict

Restrictions on access to the sacred sanctity of the Holy City of Jerusalem remains fuel to the ...  
Cardinal: The story of abuse, cover-up and arrogance in the Catholic Church

Doc Martin very carefully reviews Louise Milligan's sensational new book 'Cardinal'.  
BREAKING NEWS: Cardinal Pell charged with multiple child sex assaults

Pell, who now lives in Rome, is required to appear at the Melbourne Magistrates' Court on Tuesday ...  
Margaret Court and the mostly worthless opinions of sportspeople

Sports people are the show ponies of life, modern gladiators whose opinions should only be rele ...  
Anthony Foster: A colossus between sex abuse victims and the church

A farewell to the unwavering advocate for Catholic Church victims of child sex abuse, Anthony ...  
The Turnbull Government, Australian values and the dogwhistle

The lack of political commitment in Australia to an inclusive democracy is back in the limeligh ...  
Anzac Day: Lest we remember

Lest we forget is the defining phrase of ANZAC Day and yet the Day itself is about forgetting.  
The vilification of Yassmin Abdel-Magied: Anzac as apologia and religion

So great has the cult of Anzac Day become, any dissenting voices are now attacked, condemned and ...  
Australia, diversity and Muslims

Islam is incredibly diverse — so why is it we only discuss the extreme elements of the religi ...  
A 92 year old woman's plea for justice from the Catholic Church

Eileen Piper fights for justice from the Church for her only daughter, Stephanie, who suicided at ...  
The Church of England in Britain moves closer to same sex marriage

The Church of England in Britain edges closer to same sex marriage.  
Confessions of a gay Muslim Trump supporter

Why would an openly gay Muslim immigrant support Donald Trump? Martin Hirst tries to find out.  
Three VicPol Magi journey to Rome: Not for Messiah but Messianic Pell

Let us hope that the three wise persons from Downunder bring home with them the joyous gift of ...  
Hillsong’s godumentary will please the faithful (but few else)

Australia's largest church is now the subject of a feature movie but it is largely style without ...