A daily guide to what's happening in the Catholic Church
Cardinal Christoph Schönborn of Vienna has praised “the overwhelming good spiritual fruits of Medjugorje” in an interview with Our Sunday Visitor.
The Pope has made the politician John Hume a Knight of St Gregory for his peace work in Northern Ireland.
The English Catholic author Joseph Pearce is leaving Ave Maria University in Florida for a post at Thomas More College of Liberal Arts in New Hampshire.
Fr Gabriele Gionti SJ, a theoretical physicist at the Vatican Observatory, reflects on the reported discovery of the elusive “God particle”.
Mark Shea explains why he is glad the Church is “transparently inept and so plainly filled with such obviously failed and ridiculous people”.
And English professor Anthony Esolen reveals why modern hymns drive him to distraction.
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