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

The Venezuelan government is stubbornly clinging to a failed “Marxist, totalitarian and militaristic system”, Cardinal Jorge Urosa Savino has said.

Cardinal Raymond Burke has confirmed that he still plans to issue a “fraternal correction” of the Pope.

Greek Orthodox Archbishop Ieronymos II of Athens has criticised a bill allowing Greeks to choose their gender identity at 15.

Cardinal Willem Jacobus Eijk has urged Dutch Catholics to become a “creative minority”.

Peter Jesserer Smith says a war over Kurdish independence could be “the final blow” for Iraqi Christians.

Andrew Lenoir asks what Thomas Merton would say to Americans today.

And Bishop Robert Barron reviews Darren Aronofsky’s Mother!

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