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

Benedict XVI dedicated his general audience this morning to a reflection on Psalm 23 (full text of remarks in English).

A group of cardinals and bishops have asked Pope Benedict to declare St Faustina Kowalska a Doctor of the Church.

Parishioners in Australia are continuing to rally round Fr Bob Maguire, the controversial priest who clashed with the Archbishop of Melbourne over his retirement.

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Sandro Magister reports that Italian bishops are resisting Vatican pressure to introduce a more accurate translation of the words of the Consecration.

Phil Lawler is dismayed that the American bishops have decided to re-issue their 2007 voter guide for next year’s presidential election.

And a Catholic club in Sydney, Australia, is seeking to fight government plans to place betting limits on poker machines.

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