A daily guide to what's happening in the Catholic Church
Benedict XVI celebrated his 84th birthday on Saturday.
Bishop Alan Hopes has clarified that the Joint Contact Group of Anglican and Catholic bishops is not overseeing the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham.
A Chilean judge has ordered the confiscation of Vatican documents on Fr Fernando Karadima, a prominent priest accused of sexual abuse.
Doug Kmiec, a prominent Catholic supporter of Barack Obama, has resigned as US ambassador to Malta after a State Department report criticised him.
Andrew Hamilton, consulting editor of the Australian Jesuit journal Eureka Street, concludes that the new English Mass translation is “surprisingly good“.
Phil Lawler urges Catholics to brace themselves for “the annual media assault on Christian orthodoxy” during Holy Week.
Cindy Wooden explains the subtler differences between beatification and canonisation.
And Deacon Greg Kandra wonders why Fr Robert Barron hasn’t been made a bishop – or at least a monsignor – yet.