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

Jesus, the bread of life, “satisfies our hunger for meaning“, Benedict XVI said at the Angelus yesterday.

Athletes are flocking to daily Mass in the Olympic Village, James Parker, Catholic executive co-ordinator for the London 2012 Games, has said.

Bishop Hugh Gilbert of Aberdeen has said that if the Scottish government is committed to equality it should legalise not only same-sex marriage but also bigamy and incest.

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Members of the American Leadership Conference of Women Religious have told the archbishop overseeing reform of the LCWR that his presence at their annual assembly “would not be helpful”.

The percentage of American Catholics saying they are satisfied with the leadership of their bishops has increased sharply since 2002, according to a Pew Forum poll.

The Pope has hailed religious groups for working together to help Japanese tsunami victims.

Mgr Charles Pope pleads for an end to “Church-speak”.

And Horn blowers, Alpine choirs and dancers in Lederhosen descended on Castel Gandolfo last Friday to give Benedict XVI a taste of his native Bavaria (video).

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