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

Benedict XVI urged every Catholic “to make a memorial of his or her own baptism” in his Angelus address yesterday (video).

Pope Benedict baptised 20 children in the Sistine Chapel on yesterday’s feast of the Baptism of the Lord (homily full text, video).

Hundreds of thousands of people converged on Paris yesterday to protest against plans to legalise gay marriage and adoption.

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Four women from the feminist group Femen stripped in St Peter’s Square on Sunday in a demonstration against Church teaching on same-sex marriage.

Damian Thompson, Cristina Odone and Fr Tim Finigan comment on the letter opposing same-sex marriage signed by more than 1,000 British Catholic priests.

Fr James Schall SJ argues that “academics may be the last to grasp what the Pope is doing” in his Jesus of Nazareth trilogy.

And Doris Donnelly sheds light on Monseigneur Bienvenue, the bishop at the heart of Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables.

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

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