“Few other Australians have had such a profound impact on the Catholic Church on the international stage,” the Catholic Archbishop of Sydney, Dr Anthony Fisher, said.
Thirteen years after it first went to air, Q+A returned to the territory of one of its most memorable exchanges.
- by Nick Bonyhady
This year marks the return of two great Easter traditions - mass baptisms and confirmations for Catholics and the Royal Easter Show in Sydney.
- by Caitlin Fitzsimmons
Churches have addressed the pain of women and the need for renewal and a message of hope at Easter.
- by Anna Patty
The Kenyan-born migrant and refugee advocate on helping other women as a domestic violence survivor, why politics isn’t on her horizon, and how church is her “spiritual food”.
- by Benjamin Law
Low-profile developer Harold Handelsman is joining the rush to build luxury boutique apartments in leafy East Melbourne, overcoming a who’s who list of objectors on the way.
- by Simon Johanson
The Catholic Church won’t bless same-sex unions since God “cannot bless sin”, the Vatican has decreed.
- by Nicole Winfield
The NSW Catholic school sector will lead its own review of how it delivers sex and consent education in a religious context, saying a “one size fits all” approach across the state is unlikely to fix the problem of teenage sexual assault.
- by Natassia Chrysanthos
They were called “mother and baby homes”, but according to a recently released investigation, Ireland’s institutions for unwed pregnant women more closely resembled houses of horror – and giving birth was just the beginning of the nightmare.
- by Jane Wheatley
It is shockingly easy to forget the rights women take for granted were hard fought for – and only yesterday.
- by Julie Szego