Barney Zwartz Reconciliation is a wonderful concept often referred to at Christmas, but achieving it after injustices or hurt feelings is hard.
Barney Zwartz Victorian Opera delivers a thrilling performance of great artistry and conviction with Bellini's Norma.
Barney Zwartz Anguish drove Sarah Bachelard back to religion - a familiar path but one with some modern twists. As a young scholar, she studied theology at Oxford University, seeking to fulfil the ''glimpse'' of...
Barney Zwartz More Australians are turning from organised religion, but are disillusioned by consumer culture.
Barney Zwartz Prime Minister's support for Cardinal George Pell over child sex abuse is inappropriate and factually wrong, victims say.
Barney Zwartz and Jane Lee A government report on child abuse has savaged the Catholic Church, recommending a new independent mechanism for pursuing justice and new criminal laws.
Barney Zwartz The Australian nun named as a candidate to be the first woman cardinal would be willing to serve if the Pope asked her, but does not expect a call.
Barney Zwartz, Melanie Kembrey Catholics around the world are being asked their opinion of church teachings on divorce, same-sex marriage and contraception for a Vatican synod on the family next October.
Barney Zwartz Catholics around the world are being asked their opinions of church teachings on divorce, same-sex marriage and contraception to inform a Vatican synod on the family next October.
Barney Zwartz Most visiting evangelists want to convert people to faith, but postmodern Christian philosopher Pete Rollins wants to encourage people to doubt.
Barney Zwartz Catholics around the world are being asked their opinion of church teachings on divorce, same-sex marriage and contraception for a Vatican synod on the family next October.
Barney Zwartz Australia needs a national watchdog to ensure governments, churches and other institutions are following child-safe practices, the Catholic Church has told the royal commission into child sex abuse.
Barney Zwartz The Catholic Church will create independent strategies for handling clergy sex abuse complaints by the end of next year in response to widespread criticisms, it has told the royal commission.
Barney Zwartz How did a scout leader suspected of being a paedophile stay a leader, evade government vetting, escape early prosecution and get a job running a non-government agency looking after indigenous...
Barney Zwartz Australia's most senior Orthodox rabbi has apologised for years of mishandling and cover-up of child sexual abuse within the Jewish community and urged abusers to hand themselves in to police.
Barney Zwartz A US strike against Syria could spark a world war, say prominent Australians.
Barney Zwartz Be it via Twitter or by engaging lonely, late-night radio listeners, reaching the vast and diverse number of Australians affected by child sexual abuse is the big challenge for the royal commission...
Barney Zwartz Reaching vast number of Australians affected by child sexual abuse the commission's biggest challenge
Barney Zwartz Should there be a national system for working with children checks?
Barney Zwartz The bishop who designed Australia's Catholic clergy sex abuse response wants a ''Catholic spring'', a people-power movement to force the Vatican to tackle the abuse crisis at source.