A daily guide to what's happening in the Catholic Church
Cardinal Seán O’Malley of Boston has marked the 10th anniversary of the start of the clergy sex abuse crisis with a series of major interviews (Boston Globe, National Catholic Register parts one and two, full PDF texts of cardinal’s letter to the faithful and reflection on the crisis).
Benedict XVI will ordain Mgr Charles Brown, the new Apostolic Nuncio to Ireland, as an archbishop in Rome tomorrow.
Cardinal Joachim Meisner of Cologne has clashed with the Central Council of Muslims in Germany after he accused the country’s Islamic leadership of failing to condemn anti-Christian violence in Africa.
The New York Times profiles the rising Catholic Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum.
John Lichfield examines the “600-year struggle for the soul of Joan of Arc” in France.
And Marcel LeJeune names his top 20 Catholic bloggers of 2011.