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The Sisters of the Blessed Virgin Mary

This is a great day, not simply for the Sisters of the Blessed Virgin Mary and for the Ordinariate, but for the whole English Church

A boy is baptised as his family watches (CNS)

We need a new mission for families, so that parents and would-be parents learn what the Christian vision of family life is all about

St Augustine and St Monica, as depicted by Ary Scheffer

You cannot do moral theology without the saint, whose feast day is today

Girl Guides parade down the Royal Mile, Edinburgh (PA)

A dismissive attitude to older generations will not help the Guides movement prosper

Cardinal George Pell of Sydney (CNS photo/Daniel Munoz, Reuters)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 27/08/13

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

Blessed Dominic Barberi

Is the raison d’etre of the Church maintenance or mission?

Are kids getting enough of him? (AP)

It’s not wrong to make children learn more of the bard

Pope Francis delivers his Angelus address yesterday (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 26/08/13

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

'When we use our tongue to speak badly of our brother or sister, we use it to kill God' (Photo: CNS)

The Pope’s famous phone call to an Italian teenager is more significant than we first thought

Benedict XVI baptising a baby in January this year

Just before his retirement Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI made a small but significant change to the wording in the rite of Baptism