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

The Vatican has reportedly rejected the German bishops’ draft handbook on Communion for Protestants (Steve Skojec).

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has said he ordered an investigation into an Australian activist nun detained by immigration authorities this week.

Archbishop Charles Chaput says the Catholic future belongs to those determined “to walk Christ’s ‘narrow way’ with joy”.

Phyllis Zagano suggests that the Church could restore women deacons “without troubling any teaching about priesthood”.

Sohrab Ahmari hails “the most important Catholic book in the era of Pope Francis”.

Patricia Snow asks if the Church really is a field hospital.

And Shawn Tribe explains how Prinknash Abbey makes its incense.

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