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

The Church must show “an unwavering commitment to putting the victims first“, a leading member of the new Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors has said.

American Bishop James Conley has issued a pastoral letter urging married couples to stop using contraception (PDF).

Publishers around the world are vying for the rights to Pope Francis daily homilies, Giuseppe Costa, director of the Libreria Editrice Vaticana, has said.

Tom Roberts reports on a “quiet revolution” in the Australian Church.

Andrea Gagliarducci argues that Benedict XVI is one of Pope Francis’s most influential advisers.

David Gibson, John Gehring, Kathleen Parker and Fr Thomas Reese SJ preview Barack Obama’s audience with Pope Francis.

And Rush Limbaugh suggests that “the Left’s honeymoon with Pope Francis may be coming to an end“.

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