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

Benedict XVI entrusted the world’s priests to St Joseph during his Angelus address yesterday (full text).

The Pope urged governments to increase investment in health care in his message for the 19th World Day of the Sick, released on Saturday (full text).

Pastor in Valle says the new Apostolic Nuncio to Britain’s first job is to “keep Canterbury sweet“.

The philosopher Peter Kreeft argues that Catholics have something to learn from the piety of Muslims.

Ross Douthat says that Christmas is a difficult time for believers.

Danielle Bean explains why she has decided to no longer receive Communion on the tongue.

And Fr James Martin SJ takes part in a Bloggingheads debate about the “War on Christmas”.