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

Cardinal Francis George of Chicago has delivered his final address as president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (full text).

An American bishop has said that the social media is “as great a challenge as that of the Protestant Reformation“.

The Italian paper Il Foglio reports that Benedict XVI says he regrets the uproar over his Regensburg lecture in the new book Light of the World.

The Pope has urged athletes not to use steroids.

Fr John Halligan, founder of the Working Boys’ Centre in Quito, Ecuador, has won this year’s $1million Opus Prize.

Fr Thomas Reese SJ previews the next consistory.

And congratulations to Vatican spokesman Fr Federico Lombardi, who is celebrating 50 years since his religious profession.