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

Members of the Vatican Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith announced today that the four Society of St Pius X bishops “must be treated separately and individually” in further discussions between the Holy See and the SSPX (full text of communiqué).

St Paul teaches that “prayer is above all the work of the Holy Spirit within our hearts”, Pope Benedict said at his general audience today (full text of English remarks, video).

The Vatican and the clothing firm Benetton have reached an out-of-court settlement after the Vatican objected to an advertising campaign that showed the Pope kissing a Muslim leader.

Fr Thomas Williams, a prominent American member of the Legionaries of Christ, has admitted that he fathered a child.

Carl Olson, editor of Catholic World Report and Ignatius Insight, tells Brandon Vogt why he loves Fr Robert Barron’s Catholicism series.

Anne Butler argues that tension between bishops and American women religious dates back to the 19th century.

And a 21-year-old Catholic mother has beaten lung cancer after rejecting doctors’ advice to abort her unborn child.