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

Catholics must find more effective ways of evangelising their “often distracted and insensitive” contemporaries, Benedict XVI told the plenary assembly of the Pontifical Council for the New Evangelisation yesterday (video).

A Spanish judge has charged 20 Salvadoran military officers over the murder of six Jesuit priests and two women in El Salvador in 1989.

The Guardian reports that Catholics are at the forefront of a revived pro-life movement in Britain.

Dr Edward Peters suggests that the canonical crime of solicitation is probably more widespread than many may believe.

And Fr Ray Blake explains why celebrating High Mass leaves priests with aching thighs.