A daily guide to what's happening in the Catholic Church

Benedict XVI has urged Catholic journalists to “help contemporary man to orient himself to Christ” at the end of the four-day Catholic Press Congress in Rome (full text, video).

Archbishop Mauro Piacenza, the new prefect of the Congregation for Clergy, has said that priests must not be seen as “employees of God” but as “other Christs”.

The World Union of Catholic Women’s Organisations has celebrated its 100th anniversary in Jerusalem.

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John Allen analyses yesterday’s two major curial appointments.

Garry O’Sullivan argues that the Apostolic Visitation may change the Irish Church as we know it.

The last thing the Irish government wants is to risk a Benedict Bounce in Ireland, suggests blogger Pastor in Valle.

Matthew Warner argues that Catholics are losing the “search engine wars“.

And the Sapientis Institute is offering an online ecclesiastical Latin course.

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