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

The Vatican will release the long-awaited working document on the family synod today (press conference video).

Marriage and family must “be defended and promoted not only by the state but also by the whole of society”, Archbishop Silvano Tomasi has fold the UN Human Rights Council (full text).

Pope Francis may visit Texas in 2015, Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller of San Antonio has said.

Don’t begin Mass by saying “Good morning”, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila has told priests.

Cardinal Thomas Collins of Toronto outlines what he believes is up for debate at October’s synod.

Mark Judge urges Catholic evangelisers to forget the web and return to pamphleteering.

And Lutheran chaplain Graham Glover argues that Lutherans should embrace Latin in preparation for reunion with Rome.

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


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