A daily guide to what's happening in the Catholic Church
Middlesbrough diocese has lodged an appeal after it was found liable for running a boys’ school where 150 former pupils are suing for abuse.
West Midlands Police has assured the public that it will be able to meet the costs of policing Pope Benedict’s visit to Birmingham in September.
Gerald Warner argues that the Pope’s offer to Anglicans is ill-conceived.
Mary Hunt suggests that the Vatican is equating the ordination of women with clerical sexual abuse in its revised norms on the most serious crimes against Church law.
Cristina Odone argues that “Lefty luvvies” who support Roman Polanski but condemn Pope Benedict are hypocrites.
Ron Modras asks whether excommunication ever does any good.
And Headline Bistro marvels at the Catholic Church in China.