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

The Seventh World Meeting of Families in Milan was “an ‘epiphany’ of the family“, Benedict XVI said at his general audience this morning (video).

The Pope’s butler, Paolo Gabriele, could face up to eight years in an Italian jail, a Vatican judge said yesterday.

Cardinal Marc Ouellet, papal legate to the 50th International Eucharistic Congress in Dublin, has said the event will be “an extraordinary moment in the Church in Ireland“.

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Cardinal José da Cruz Policarpo, the Patriarch of Lisbon, has invited Catholic and Orthodox leaders to the Portuguese capital to discuss Europe’s financial crisis.

The Paraguayan president Fernando Lugo has said he will formally recognise a second child he fathered while he was still a Catholic bishop.

David Pierre accuses major media outlets of ignoring child abuse in America’s public schools while dwelling on decades-old accusations against the Church.

And a bishop in the Philippines has said that Catholics are flocking to join charismatic movements because priests’ homilies are so boring that “people are nodding off”.

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The next Morning Catholic must-reads will be on Friday, June 8

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