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

Archbishop João Bráz de Aviz, the new prefect of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life, has said that the Vatican has “started to listen again” to the concerns of American women religious.

Vatican investigators are preparing to study the beatification Cause of Fr Emil Kapaun, a US Army chaplain during the Korean War.

Fr Christopher Jamison, the former Abbot of Worth, has said that Catholic schools are failing to implement documents issued by the Vatican Congregation for Catholic Education.

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Pope Benedict has delayed his departure to his summer residence at Castel Gandolfo in order to spend time with his brother, Mgr Georg Ratzinger.

Phil Lawler asks why no one raised the alarm about Fr John Corapi earlier.

Thomas Peters wonders if there will be an American pope in our lifetimes.

And a Jesuit priest in the Philippines has defended a mayor who punched a court sheriff (video of incident at 0:40).

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