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

The French bishops have asked secular experts to advise them on handling abuse cases.

King Abdullah II of Jordan has donated money for the restoration of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem.

Bernie Sanders’s decision to visit the Vatican this week “has some allies scratching their heads”, reports Politico.

Cardinal Timothy Dolan urges Catholics “to make hay now” while there is “a spontaneous, innate openness to Catholicism”.

Francis X Clooney SJ argues that Pope Francis did not write about same-sex marriage “in his own voice” in Amoris Laetitia.

Samuel Gregg hails “a revolutionary pope for revolutionary times”.

And Bishop Robert Barron praises the “surprisingly thoughtful and affecting” new film Miracles from Heaven.

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