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

Jesus Christ is “the axis upon which everything turns“, Benedict XVI said at his general audience this morning (full text, video).

The Pope also urged the international community to bring an end to fighting in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The Vatican has denied claims that the commission studying alleged apparitions at Medjugorje will publish its findings this month.

The Archdiocese of Milwaukee and the Society of Jesus have disciplined a 92-year-old priest after he celebrated Mass with a Catholic woman who claims to be a priest.

David Gibson speaks to the key players helping the Vatican “to get a jump on the 24/7 news cycle rather than always playing defence“.

Mark Shea argues that the US government’s drone warfare policy violates Catholic Just War teaching.

And Brandon Vogt urges Pope Benedict to be funny on Twitter.

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