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The UN panel will focus on the Convention on the Rights of the Child (AP)

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 15/01/14

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

Indians protest against last month's court ruling, which the Church opposed (AP)

Nigeria’s new laws contravene Catholic teaching – and we should say so

Pope Francis (CNS)

The Pontiff’s comments in his ‘state of the world’ address gave socialists and humanists a chance to engage with his criticism of our throwaway culture

People waiting in line outside a confessional (CNS)

Kneeling is a vital part of Confession

To kneel rather than sit helps distinguish Confession from psychotherapy sessions

Carol Duggan, the aunt of Mark Duggan, speaks at a vigil in his memory outside Tottenham Police Station on Saturday (PA)

The result of the inquest also begs the question, can there be justice without charity?

'It is, unfortunately, too late for the New Missal; it will be many years before we can think of replacing it with a new version' (PA)

There is now only one solution: permission must be given for the use of other authorised translations for the readings

John Kerry is the first Catholic US Secretary of State since Edmund Muskie (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 14/01/14

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

Pope Francis said that if  Jesus is not at the centre of a priest's life "we lose everything" (PA)

Pope Francis’s impromptu sermons prompt serious questions

The new appointments shift the College of Cardinals' centre of gravity (AP)

The new cardinals reflect Pope Francis’s vision of the universal Church

Bishop Chibly Langlois of Les Cayes, Haiti, one of two Caribbeans to be given a red hat next month (Photo: CNS)

The faithful of Burkina Faso will be celebrating