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

The crisis in Syria will not be resolved by “a military intensification of the armed conflict“, the Holy See’s UN Observer Archbishop Silvano Tomasi has said.

The Vatican will not be publishing the full texts of Pope Francis’s daily homilies, Fr Federico Lombardi SJ said yesterday.

An estimated 19 million Indians are likely to join the Pope in a worldwide act of Eucharistic adoration on Sunday.

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The Legion of Christ and Regnum Christi have asked members to take part in a novena of atonement and healing following the Maciel scandal.

The US bishops have named Fr Peter Ryan SJ as the new executive director of their Committee on Doctrine, succeeding Fr Thomas Wienandy OFM Cap.

George Weigel argues that Cardinal Ottaviani, who lost key debates at Vatican II, “may be enjoying a last laugh“.

And Fr Tim Finigan celebrates the investiture of Catholic blogger and author Joanna Bogle as a Dame of the Pontifical Equestrian Order of St Gregory the Great.

Follow me on Twitter @lukecoppen for updates throughout the day

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