Paedophile priest Gerald Ridsdale facing sex charges over 11 more victims

Susie O’Brien: Why is Catholic Church protecting paedophiles?
VICTORIA Legal Aid has urged a judge to give vile sex monster Gerald Ridsdale the chance at parole despite shocking new admissions he raped a girl in a church.

The horrific ordeal of the young girl whose father left her on a church altar to be raped by Ridsdale on Tuesday moved a courtroom to tears.

Detectives charge man with child porn offences after raid on Anglican Church

DETECTIVES have charged a man with child porn offences after executing warrants at a church in Sunshine and another address in Sunshine West today.

The arrest came following a 12-month investigation into online child exploitation.

Church wants abuse reporting law changed

Father Hans Zollner is a leading member of the pontifical commission set up by Pope Francis to deal with child sex abuse.

The Catholic Church wants nationally consistent criminal laws covering reporting child sexual abuse, but does not believe institutions should be held criminally liable.

George Pell: a scapegoat at the altar of progressivism

Australians concerned about freedom of religion in this country would be well advised to look beyond the present and likely future debate over same-sex marriage.

Already, what was until recently the traditional view, that marriage is a union between a man and a woman, is being presented as offensive at best and discriminatory at worst by some who advocate what they term marriage equality.

It is not only many believers who hold the traditional view about marriage. However, it is possible that the Catholic Church and some other Christian denominations, plus adherents of Hinduism and Islam, will be targeted for their attitudes on this issue by government tribunals and the like in the future. The first instance is already manifesting itself in Tasmania with respect to the Catholic Church.