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

Benedict XVI dedicated this morning’s general audience to St Lawrence of Brindisi, the 16th-century Doctor of the Church (video).

A Poor Clares convent in the Ivory Coast has been hit by heavy artillery.

President Barack Obama visited the tomb of Archbishop Oscar Romero in San Salvador yesterday.

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Vatican has said it will require an extra year of study before seminarians can earn a bachelor’s degree in philosophy.

The Vatican has invested $1 million in a company dedicated to adult stem-cell research.

The Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem will inaugurate a new centre for inter-religious dialogue in the Holy City this Friday.

A report by the Public Religion Research Institute has found that 43 per cent of Catholics surveyed back same-sex marriage (PDF of report).

Tim Drake says that the conversion of Lutherans to Catholicism is “one of the most under-reported religious stories of the past decade“.

And Google has come under fire after it erroneously tagged reports about allegations against Fr John Corapi with the label “pedophile”.

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