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

Benedict XVI devoted his general audience this morning to the prayer life of St Paul (video).

Bishop Bernard Fellay may learn Pope Benedict’s verdict on talks between the Society of St Pius X (SSPX) and the Holy See when he visits the Vatican today, reports Rocco Palmo.

Phil Lawler attempts to establish the facts in the dispute between the American Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) and the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

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Paul Brandeis Raushenbush praises the independent spirit of America’s female religious.

Michael Novak suggests that Barack Obama could lose up to three million Catholic votes in the November presidential election.

And at his general audience this morning Benedict XVI greeted participants in the 21st Intercoiffure World Congress, a gathering of the world’s best hairdressers in Rome (congress website).

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