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

Benedict XVI issued a major new document on Sacred Scripture yesterday (full text, selected quotations, video).

A court in Pakistan has sentenced a Christian woman to death for alleged blasphemy.

Tim Drake and Grant Gallicho debate the merits of electing Bishop Gerald Kicanus as the next president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Zenit publishes a letter from an Iraqi priest to the country’s traumatised Christian community.

Gerald McDermott assesses the impact of the recent Synod of Bishops on relations between Israel and the Holy See.

Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York draws six insights from the life of Dorothy Day (video).

And the iMass app, which allows the faithful to follow daily Mass in the Extraordinary Form, is now available for the iPad.