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

The Church is “called to bear witness in every age to the truth of the Resurrection“, Pope Benedict said at his general audience this morning.

Vatican Cardinal Raymond Burke has said that the Obama administration’s contraception mandate violates “the fundamental human right, the right to the free exercise of one’s conscience” in his first public comments on the issue.

A lawyer representing Cardinal Godfried Danneels has said he will file a complaint after a newspaper claimed that the cardinal was notified at least 40 times about abuse cases in the Belgian Church.

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The Vatican Congregation for the Causes of Saints has declared the Cuban priest Fr Felix Varela Venerable.

Michael Miller urges prominent American Catholic politicians to discover “real Catholic social teaching”.

Kevin Rafferty suggests that Benedict XVI “has lost his way in leading the Church”.

Michael Cook describes the debate between Richard Dawkins and Cardinal George Pell as a “rather rambling conversation” between two tired men.

And Fr Damian Ference says that Bruce Springsteen’s new album is “an undeniable product of his Catholic imagination“.

The next Morning Catholic must-reads will be on 13/04/12

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