Kathleen McPhillips

The Catholic Church Is Headed for Another Sex Abuse Scandal as #NunsToo Speak Up

The Catholic Church is facing yet more scandal, as members of the clergy are now coming forward with serious allegations of abuse.   All eyes will turn to Rome between February 21-24 when senior ... Read the full article
Kathleen McPhillips

Kathleen McPhillips is Senior Lecturer with the School of Humanities and Social Science at University of Newcastle. She is a sociologist of religion and gender and has written extensively on women, religion, the church, and the state. She has undertaken a research study of the Catholic Church at the Royal Commission and before that at the NSW Special Commission of Inquiry.

Dear Grandson: On Continuing Education and Literally Running Out of Gas

In his latest “Dear Grandson,” Stan Gerding shares about his continuing education, getting a dog, fun times with his son, and running out of gas on the highway.

Life Is a Sweet, Tender Bruise XVIII

John Michael continues his series Life Is a Sweet, Tender Bruise, reflecting on life and people encountered, with two new stories about Woody Guthrie and karaoke bars.

Dear Grandson: On Doing It My Way

In his latest “Dear Grandson,” Stan Gerding takes singing lessons, sings in nearby clubs, and is shocked after meeting a very famous person.

Dear Grandson: Service Member of the Year and Taking Your Dad to Pro Sporting Events

In his latest “Dear Grandson,” Stan Gerding is nominated for Service Member of the Year and takes his son to pro ballgames while living in Philadelphia in the ’70s.