Peter Kirkwood is a freelance journalist specializing in coverage of religion based in Sydney. He has a master's degree in theology, worked for 23 years in the Religion Unit of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, and has done research, production and writing for TV, radio, print and online media.

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Long-awaited Joan Chittister tour excites Australian Catholic reformers

"No, I'm not a troublemaker but I am a truth teller, and that can get you into a lot of trouble," Sr. Joan Chittister said in Australia, where she was on a speaking tour at a crucial time for the country's church.