Australian Cardinal George Pell departs the Melbourne Magistrates' Court in Australia on Oct. 6. (CNS photo/James Ross, EPA)
Associated Press February 16, 2018
Pope Francis' former finance minister was charged last year with offenses involving multiple complainants in his native Australia.
Uluru Kata Tjuta national park, Australia. iStockphoto
Fatima Measham January 02, 2018
The Uluru Statement proposed a constitutionally embedded, national Indigenous body (“the voice”) that would advise parliament on matters relating to Indigenous peoples.
America Staff December 15, 2017
A guide the Australian sexual abuse crisis, priestly celibacy and the seal of confession.
James Martin, S.J. December 15, 2017
Blaming celibacy is an enormous simplification that leaves out many important causes.
“We have concluded that there were catastrophic failures of leadership of Catholic Church authorities over many decades,” the report said.
Asylum seekers protesting the possible closure of their detention center, on Manus Island, Paua New Guinea, on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017. (Australia Broadcasting Coroporation via AP)
Jim McDermott November 08, 2017
There is little question that what the government is doing is not only illegal but inhumane and unnecessary.