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

Pope Francis urged “the whole Church to take care of children” in his Regina Caeli address yesterday (full text, full video).

Cardinal Angelo Amato presided over the first beatification on Irish soil on Saturday.

New allegations against Cardinal George Pell are “unjustifiable, scandalous, deliberate and calculated to cause the most shocking damage imaginable”, a spokesman has said.

Pope Francis is well aware of the criticisms against him and they do “not remotely bother him”, former Jesuit superior general Fr Adolfo Nicolás has said.

Joseph Shaw cautions traditionalists against indulging in “Maoist self-criticism”.

Aria Bendix May and Mark Shea comment on the papal visit to Fatima.

And Acts of the Apostasy presents a theology of hemorrhoids.

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