A former nun and lesbian, Sister Monica Hingston confronts the Catholic Church’s attitude to homosexuality, by making public a letter to its leader in Australia, Cardinal George Pell, who also happ
The world's largest youth event, World Youth Day, is coming to Sydney in July.
Takes a look at the pulse of the Roman Catholic Church in Australia, coinciding with the visit of Pope Benedict XVI to Australia and World Youth Day in Sydney.
Part 1 – Sex or Celibacy
Asylum seekers - the TAMPA incident - Lakemba youths - even the New York outrage... Compass discusses the effects of these incidents on multicultural, multi-faith communities in Australia.
Children of Abraham explores the mystical streams within the three "religions of the Book" (Judaism, Christianity and Islam).
Following the recent collapse of several large Australian corporations, Compass explore the human effect of sudden job loss in the lives of ordinary workers.
For eight years Dr Lachlan de Crespigny, a leading obstetrician, has been at the centre of a bitter battle over the rights and wrongs of a life and death decision he and a team of doctors made at a
An historic milestone for the Anglican Communion took place on on November 4 2006 when Katharine Jefferts Schori, a Bishop from Nevada, become the leader of the Anglican Church in America.
Final Vows follows three nervous young women, afraid that despite years of preparation they might fail their final test of Ordination as a Buddhist nun.
Compass asks: What is peace of mind in today's anxious world?
We go behind the scenes to reveal the characters, stress, hard work and exhilaration of one group's presentation of Handel's Messiah.
David Shrimpton is the Salvation Army's 'Flying Padre' and two days out of three he's flying across the Northern Territory to around 130 cattle stations and communities carrying the Christian messa
Minto on Sydney's far western fringe is home to an unlikely group of modern day Franciscan Friars.
Drawing on God for their inspiration and sporting success - Compass examines how three high profile Rugby League players turn to prayer and worship for team motivation, to see them through challeng
Fourteen billion years of evolution is being swayed by a thousand years of human excess.
In this three-part series, prominent Australians present their view and ideas on 'a good life'.
Everyone wants to be happy. So why is there is such little understanding of what causes us to be happy?
A case study in values and ethics through the eyes of well-known social researcher and psychologist Hugh Mackay.
A hard-headed and provocative dissection of the moral ambiguities underlying contemporary attitudes to torture.
In this two-part special Geraldine Doogue travels to our near neighbour, the world's most populous Muslim country, where a battle is underway for the hearts and minds of believers.