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

Bishop Philip Egan of Portsmouth called on Catholics to oppose British policymakers “sowing the seeds of a strangling counter-culture of death” at his episcopal ordination yesterday (Rocco Palmo’s analysis).

A 27-year-old Coptic Christian will stand trial for blasphemy in Egypt next week after neighbours accused him of uploading the anti-Islamic film Innocence of Muslims.

Pop star Lady Gaga has criticised Pope Benedict for urging French bishops to oppose same-sex marriage.

Tracey Rowland suggests that “the policies of the Obama regime represent the logical outgrowth of a mutant form of Christianity“.

Fritz Bauerschmidt says that the new English Missal has produced unintended consequences.

William Doino Jr argues that “not going with ‘the fashion’, whether Left or Right, was what Dorothy Day’s whole life was about“.

And a new computer game is offering students the chance to learn Spanish by walking a virtual Way of St James (video).

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