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Benedict XVI (PA)

What we need is an intelligent application of the science of casuistry: after all, we have a Jesuit Pope: Jesuits are supposed to be good at it

Nancy Pelosi, minority leader of the US House of Representatives (AP)

The US politician is ‘thrilled’ with the gift of a rosary, but will her faith ever show in her voting record?

Young Belgians from the Verse Vis organisation interview Pope Francis

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

Pope Leo XIII is seen giving a blessing in a frame from an 1896 film in the Vatican Film Library (CNS)

The Vatican’s ‘Voices of the popes’ audio archive is a reason for rejoicing

"The Pope's Revolution" aired last night on BBC1

Last night’s documentary prioritised entertainment over information

Nicolas Maduro meets Church leaders in this 2013 file photograph (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 03/04/14

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

Francis arrives for this morning's general audience (AP)

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 02/04/14

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

Cardinal Walter Kasper (CNS)

The cardinal’s case is based on a doubtful interpretation of a tiny number of texts

'We have fallen into a hysteria about our children – which dictates that parents and the state must battle for control and culpability' (PA)

Under the terms of the proposed ‘Cinderella law’ parents could face up to ten years in prison for ’emotional neglect’

The 'absurd' billboard in America

The post-modern idea that there is no such thing as historical fact, merely historical interpretations, is wrong