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

Benedict XVI confirmed yesterday that the next World Youth Day will take place in Rio de Janeiro in 2013 (video).

Cindy Wooden reports that the Pope refused repeated entreaties to end the Saturday night vigil early because of bad weather.

Vatican spokesman Fr Federico Lombardi names his personal highlight from this year’s World Youth Day (audio).

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A young pilgrim describes how her group was harassed by protesters against the Pope’s visit in Madrid.

Following the Pope’s announcement that St John of Avila will be declared a Doctor of the Church, Sandro Magister says that 17 other candidates are waiting in the wings.

Brandon Vogt urges Catholics to emulate the online missionary zeal of Mormons.

And Fr John Zuhlsdorf shares a draft of a “litany for the conversion of internet thugs“.

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