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

Benedict XVI argues that Jesus was born “several years” earlier than is commonly thought in his new book, Jesus of Nazareth: The Infancy Narratives, published yesterday.

The beauty of the faith can never be an obstacle to the creation of artistic beauty,” Pope Benedict has said in a letter to members of the Pontifical Council for Culture.

Opus Dei is suing the Danish publisher of a strategy-based game called “Opus Dei: Existence After Religion” for trademark infringement.

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A Catholic diocese in America has asked a church that has offered “blended Roman Catholic and Episcopal services for three decades” to stop the practice.

Former Anglican clergyman Fr Dwight Longenecker argues that the real crisis in the Church of England is not about women bishops.

Kathryn Boughton profiles Declan Murphy, a former Catholic priest who has dedicated his life to helping haemophiliacs.

And Vatican Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi tweeted in Latin yesterday to promote the launch of the Pontifical Academy for Latin (Cardinal Ravasi’s Twitter account).

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

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