A daily guide to what's happening in the Catholic Church
On Friday night, the Pope attended a performance of Beethoven’s Ninth at La Scala conducted by Daniel Barenboim (video).
The Italian newspaper La Repubblica published more Vatican documents on Sunday with an anonymous covering note saying the leaks will stop when Secretary of State Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone and the Pope’s personal secretary, Mgr Georg Gänswein, are deposed.
The Vatican denied Italian media reports on Saturday that a commission of cardinals is divided over whether to uphold the sacking of Vatican Bank president Ettore Gotti Tedeschi.
Archbishop Peter Sartain, the delegate overseeing reform of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, has said he is “wholeheartedly committed” to addressing the issues raised by the LCWR Board in a statement last week.
The Catholic Education Resource Center publishes the prologue of Ross Douthat’s new book, Bad Religion.
And Rome Reports reveals the 10 strangest gifts presented to Pope Benedict (video).
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