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If the Australian Royal Commission get their way, no one will ever want to confess abuse again

The report called for legislation to criminalise priests who fail to break the seal of the confessional

‘Cardinal Pell pleads not guilty to all charges,’ the cardinal’s lawyer said

The Church’s enemies are thirsty for blood. A failure of nerve now will be catastrophic for the Catholic future in Australia

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Archbishop Fisher said parts of the media and legal systems were already treating the cardinal as guilty

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Bishop Vincent Long Van Nguyen was speaking to Australia’s royal commission on institutional responses to sexual abuse

A coalition of academics, journalists and celebrities is trying to convince Australians that legalisation is ‘overdue’. But we’re fighting back