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

The Vatican has announced that the feast day of John Paul II will be observed on October 22 in Rome and Poland (text of decree, video).

Benedict XVI will use his Angelus on April 25 to highlight the victims of paedophilia.

Thousands of people have attended the funeral of Cardinal Varkey Vithayathil, late leader of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church.

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Carl Olson says that the new youth catechism, YouCat, seems to endorse contraception only in the Italian translation.

Rita Ferrone offers a timeline of the new “Roman Missal crisis”.

Dylan Parry floats the idea of a guild of Catholic bloggers.

Jane Mossendew urges orthodox Catholics not to adopt the term “Taliban Catholics”.

A ring and a cross owned by Paul VI are to be auctioned on eBay.

And a book dealer has missed out on the chance to own a rare signed papal book after a postman left it in his recycling bin while he was away.

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