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

Pope Francis will reduce “his frantic pace” in August, says Rome Reports.

Bishop Thomas Paprocki has defended his decree on same-sex marriage.

The Church in North Carolina is reportedly “experiencing record-setting growth”.

Ex-priest Paul Shanley will be released from prison tomorrow.

David Mills argues that pro-lifers are at a disadvantage in public debate.

Barbara Fraser asks what message Francis will bring to Colombia in September.

And Elizabeth Bruenig explains how St Augustine inspired her conversion.

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