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

The Sagrada Familia in Barcelona was evacuated yesterday after a man set fire to vestments in the basilica’s sacristy.

The Vatican has unveiled the programme of Benedict XVI’s trip to Croatia on June 4-5.

The Congregation for Divine Worship has approved a request from the Australian bishops to raise the liturgical observance of St Mary MacKillop from a feast to a solemnity.

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Gabriela Baczynska reports that excitement is building in John Paul II’s birthplace of Wadowice ahead of his beatification on May 1.

Ruth Gledhill discusses Holy Week with Archbishop Vincent Nichols of Westminster (video).

Fr Z is frustrated by the L’Osservatore Romano’s new website.

Phil Lawler challenges Fr Thomas Reese SJ to account for the rapid numerical decline of the Jesuits in America.

And Fr Ray Blake welcomes a call for a “covenant of civility” among Catholic bloggers.

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