Benedict XVI urged the Australian bishops to help priests “to welcome and to appreciate” the new English translation of the Mass in an address during their ad limina visit yesterday (video, full text).
Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun has dismissed accusations that he misused a HK$20m (£1.6m, $2.6m, €1.9m) donation from one of Hong Kong’s richest businessmen.
Judy Valente reports that the sociologist and author Fr Andrew Greeley is receiving 24-hour care following a brain injury he suffered in November 2008.
Ignatius Press is publishing a new book bringing together the personal correspondence of Evelyn Waugh and Cardinal John Carmel Heenan about post-Vatican II liturgical changes.
Vatican Radio marks the first-ever feast of Blessed Pope John Paul II, which will be celebrated in Rome and Poland tomorrow.
The New York Times welcomes the indictment of Bishop Robert Finn of Kansas City-St Joseph in an editorial.
Andrés Beltramo Álvarez argues that the Vatican is seeking a “divorce” between Regnum Christi and the Legionaries of Christ.
And Ashley McGuire suggests that all Catholic churches should adopt the Vatican’s rigorous dress code.
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