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

Archbishop Charles Chaput said that Jesus would bring the Church in Philadelphia through “this difficult moment” as he was installed as the city’s new archbishop yesterday (full text of homily).

The Irish government has said that it “expects the fullest cooperation from the Holy See” in its efforts to protect children, in a statement responding to the Vatican’s comments on the Cloyne Report (full text, David Quinn’s analysis).

Benedict XVI has urged a group of Indian bishops to “pay close attention to the quality of instruction” in Catholic schools in their dioceses in an address during their ad limina visit (full text, video).

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A Filipino bishop has urged his priests to wear clerical dress whenever they appear in public.

Mel Gibson and screenwriter Joe Eszterhas are to work on a film about Judas Maccabeus.

Robert Royal argues that we are now living in “the anti-Catholic moment”.

And Brad Schilling explains why he became a Catholic after belonging to more than 10 different Christian denominations.

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