Barney Zwartz

Barney Zwartz

Soprano Saioa Hernandez soars in Victorian Opera's Norma

Barney Zwartz Victorian Opera delivers a thrilling performance of great artistry and conviction with Bellini's Norma.

Quest for the divine...

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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...

A hunger for the spiritual: the Australians finding new meaning in Christmas

Barney Zwartz More Australians are turning from organised religion, but are disillusioned by consumer culture.

Abbott's response to child sexual abuse by clergy angers victims

Prime Minister Tony Abbott.

Barney Zwartz Prime Minister's support for Cardinal George Pell over child sex abuse is inappropriate and factually wrong, victims say.

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Inquiry into child sex abuse slams Catholics, recommends sweeping change

Victims of sexual assault deserve more from the Catholic Church.

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.

Australian nun makes list of women cardinal candidates

Maryanne Loughrey.

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.

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Open arms embrace the benefits of doubt

Peter Rollins

Barney Zwartz Most visiting evangelists want to convert people to faith, but postmodern Christian philosopher Pete Rollins wants to encourage people to doubt.

Vatican canvasses faithful

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.

Catholics to have their say on sex, marriage, divorce

Cardinal George Pell.

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.

Catholics to tackle the hard questions

Pope Francis

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.

Watchdog call for children

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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.

Church pledges accountability on abuse

Mr Francis Sullivan.

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.

Judge warns stories will 'shock'

Justice Peter McClellan

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...

Orthodox rabbi Moshe Gutnick apologises for sexual abuse

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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.

Malcolm Fraser joins religious leaders in urging restraint in Syria

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Malcolm Fraser.

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Barney Zwartz A US strike against Syria could spark a world war, say prominent Australians.

Search for victims of sex abuse as children

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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...

Royal commission reaches out

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Barney Zwartz Reaching vast number of Australians affected by child sexual abuse the commission's biggest challenge

National working with children checks posed

Barney Zwartz Should there be a national system for working with children checks?

Crusader recruits Catholics to force Vatican rethink about sexual abuse

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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.

Time for 'Catholic spring' and Vatican III: bishop

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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 its source.