There is a crisis in the Catholic Church in Australia. The shortage of priests and the workload forced upon those that are left is literally killing parish priests.
Health Minister Tony Abbott sparked the abortion debate in 2005 when he called Australia’s rate of abortion 'a national tragedy.' A study found that the overwhelming majority of Australians believe
In recent years roadside memorials have become a common sight along Australian highways and byways, marking the site where people have lost loved ones in road accidents.
In the early 20th Century eccentric English priest, John Cyril Hawes, designed and built scores of beautiful churches in the far flung Geraldton diocese in Western Australia.
Worried residents of Sydney's fringe suburb Claymore join together to regain the streets from troubling influences.
This program examines the changing patterns of belief in this country, and coincided with the release of the Australian 2001 Census figures which confirmed the continuing decline of traditional Chr
The Sikhs are a peace loving people whose religion also recommends studying self-defence and keeping fit so that they might be prepared to fight injustice if necessary.
The tiny NSW town of Cumnock (pop. 300) is hosting a real-life experiment that could resonate across Australia.
When World Youth Day was staged in Sydney in 2008, one of the principal events, the Stations of the Cross – a re-enactment of Christ's last hours, was beamed around the globe.
When most Australians hear the name Rudolf Steiner they probably think first of education, specifically schools which offer an alternative way of learning.
The role of churches and missions in removing Indigenous children from their families.
Did you know that Muslims celebrate the birth of Jesus at Christmas?
A profile and conversation with Melbourne's Tim Costello, leading Baptist Christian and active social commentator.
Tomorrow's Islam is a positive, constructive view of the future of Islam.
While Insight Meditation (Vipassana) is one of Theravada Buddhism's most important traditional spiritual techniques, it is a non-sectarian technique which can help people of any or no religion.
In the 1930s an extraordinary institution was born in this country. It was forged during the depression years by a fearless fighter for social justice - Father Gerard Tucker.
This moving Compass story focused on ways of dealing with infant death, either still births or babies who only live for a few hours or days.
The Federal Government's recent work-place reforms have been under fire from the churches.
Compass meets the hidden generation of young carers, kids like Hayley Wilson. She has been looking after her parents since she was eight and is now 16.
One of the most controversial documentary programs ever produced by the ABC, dealing with the activities of police in the Sydney inner-city suburb of Redfern.