Why Catholic primary school parents can afford to pay more

New analysis shows wealthy parents at advantaged Catholic primary schools could actually afford the increase to school fees under the needs-based model, writes Peter Goss. And whether they opt to send their children to the state school down the road and avoid fee increases is a matter of choice and value, not affordability.

Celibacy and confessional aside, the child sex abuse inquiry must prompt canon law reform

Currently, no-one except the Pope can hold Catholic bishops to account if they commit or conceal crimes. It's why we needed the royal commission. Now the church must reform canon law, or it will become "business as usual" again, writes Noel Debien.