A daily guide to what's happening in the Catholic Church
Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York has attracted criticism for inviting US President Barack Obama to attend a traditional fundraising dinner for Catholic charities.
The Holy See has reportedly rejected Bulgaria’s new candidate for ambassador because he is the author of a racy novel.
The Archdiocese of Detroit has suspended a priest who was arrested for allegedly driving a car while naked and intoxicated.
Cardinal Francis George of Chicago urges believers not to view God as “a cosmic wimp”.
Former men’s tennis player Mario Ancic says that a mysterious illness inspired him to try “to live a Catholic life”.
Cardinal Dolan reveals that, like today’s Olympians, he too was once a gold medallist.
And after today’s general audience, the Benedictine monks of Norcia presented their new beer to Pope Benedict.
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