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

The tragedy in Lampedusa is “not the kind of Europe we want“, Cardinal Reinhard Marx has told José Manuel Barroso, president of the European Commission.

The new Ordinariate Use Mass was launched officially in London last night.

Archbishop Robert Zollitsch has said he will discuss claims that a fellow German bishop is living in luxury with Pope Francis.

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Cardinal Francis Arinze explains why he doesn’t like the term “lay ministry”.

Joseph Shaw considers how traditionalist Catholics should respond to Pope Francis (part 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5).

Pray Tell blog tries to uncover what has happened to the new German translation of the Roman Missal.

And Christopher Menzhuber wonders what Benedict XVI would make of Grand Theft Auto V.

Follow me on Twitter @lukecoppen for updates throughout the day

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