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

Benedict XVI canonised seven new saints on Sunday, including the first Native American saint, Kateri Tekakwitha (full text, video).

Parts of Lourdes will reopen this morning after the shrine suffered the worst flooding in 30 years (photos, video).

Gunmen have kidnapped three priests in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

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A mob forced its way into a Catholic school in Spain last week, shouting: “Where are the priests? We’re going to burn them at the stake.

Fr Federico Lombardi suggests that the new evangelisation will be led by “the saints of our time”.

Andrea Tornielli says that Archbishop Joseph Tobin is just the latest Vatican official to suffer “promotion-removal” under Pope Benedict.

And Fr John Zuhlsdorf explains why a new item of papal clothing at yesterday’s canonisation Mass set the Catholic blogosphere alight.

Follow me on Twitter @lukecoppen for updates throughout the day.

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