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

The organisers of this year’s World Youth Day in Madrid have unveiled the full schedule of the event (video).

Benedict XVI said that every member of the Church should feel responsible for promoting vocations in his message for the 48th World Day of Prayer for Vocations, released yesterday (full text).

French Discalced Carmelite Fr François-Marie Lethe will lead the Lenten retreat at the Vatican this year.

Domino’s Pizza founder Tom Monaghan has stepped down as CEO of Ave Maria University.

The Holy See clarified its stance on Kosovo yesterday when it announced that the new Apostolic Nuncio to Slovenia will have responsibility for the disputed territory.

Mgr Peter Bryan Wells has urged communications officials to “think outside the box” in a speech marking the 80th anniversary of Vatican Radio.

John Allen pays tribute to Cardinal Lubomyr Husar, who retired as head of the Ukranian Greek Catholic Church yesterday.

And a priest in the Philippines is reported to have shot a student accidentally with an air rifle.