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

The Sydney Morning Herald reports that Cardinal George Pell and Richard Dawkins had “one hell of a debate” on a live Australian television programme last night (full video).

Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York has said that American Catholics should not refuse to vote for Mitt Romney because he is a Mormon.

Ucanews.com reports on the strange case of a “rootless priest” in South Korea celebrating Mass at the site of an alleged Marian vision rejected by the Church.

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Rocco Palmo says that Archbishop Charles Chaput’s tenure in Philadelphia is “shaping up as an uphill decade of gutting and rebuilding a 200-year-old apparatus”.

The National Catholic Reporter wonders if Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini and Cardinal Christoph Schönborn “could be a leading edge of a shift in hierarchical thinking”.

Ilyas Khan, the multi-millionaire philanthropist and football club owner, tells Edward Pentin why he converted to Catholicism.

And blogger Ben Trovato discovers that, while Twitter is no place for subtle argument, “perhaps surprisingly, it can be a place of prayer”.

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