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

Prelates who interfere in abuse cases “out of pity for the perpetrator” are causing “great harm”, Cardinal Gerhard Müller has said.

The Holy See-China deal is a “shameless surrender”, Cardinal Joseph Zen has said.

A Vatican magazine has accused “men of the Church” of treating nuns like servants.

John Allen argues that Pope Francis is deconstructing the “imperial papacy”.

Cardinal Soane Patita Paini Mafi says Mormonism is expanding dramatically in Tonga.

JD Flynn suggests there is a “troubling trend of antinominianism” in the Church.

And Marcus Allen Steele describes the remarkable growth of a community of Norbertine canonesses.

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