Parishioners in rural communities are increasingly perform the role of priests, taking funerals and baptisms into their own hands.
Far from the turbulence that surrounds the conviction of George Pell, committed Catholic Kate Engelbrecht leads a quiet life of contemplation. But she warns if the church doesn't change, "it's a goner".
Lawyers for sacked rugby union international Israel Folau launch legal action in the Fair Work Commission against Rugby Australia, alleging their client's contract was unlawfully terminated under the Fair Work Act.
Christian Frenzel is one of an elite group of stonemasons with the necessary skills to help rebuild Notre Dame in the traditional way, and has volunteered his services free of charge.
The Uniting Church is facing growing unrest as conservative factions push for it to reverse its decision to allow ministers to perform same-sex marriages.
The saga of Israel Folau's social media posts, which resulted in his contract being torn up, has been bad for the game in this country — but it could have been worse, says Rugby Australia's Cameron Clyne.
As Israel Folau considers his legal options in the wake of his sacking by Rugby Australia, other Australian sports are keeping a close eye on proceedings in what could be a landmark case for freedom of speech for deeply religious athletes.