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Shahbaz Bhatti, Pakistan’s minister for minorities and a Catholic, was ambushed, shot and killed by gunmen on March 2

Ten amazing Catholics of the year

Mary O’Regan profiles 10 Catholics around the world who showed extraordinary courage, skill and determination during 2011

Pilgrims in adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at the Madrid World Youth Day (Photo: PA)
John Vianney: 'The priesthood is the love of the Heart of Jesus' Photo: CNS photo/Crosiers

We easily forget those good priests whose reputations can be permanently tarnished by false accusations

A Knights of Columbus honour guard processes with a reliquary containing the incorrupt heart of St John Vianney (Photo: CNS)

Surely priests (and seminarians) from other dioceses should be spending time with their patron saint? Not to mention the rest of us

A Knights of Columbus honour guard processes with a reliquary containing the incorrupt heart of St John Vianney (Photo: CNS)

The heart of the patron saint of priests, St John Vianney, will be venerated in the Diocese of Shrewsbury next summer

Benedict XVI greets the faithful during his visit to Ancona (AP Photo)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 12/09/11

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

Pilgrims from Britain attend a catechetical session at World Youth Day yesterday (Mazur/Catholicchurch.org.uk)

Bishop of Shrewsbury says papal visit to Britain showed the goodness of young people

A Eucharistic 'flashmob' in Preston

It’s not just in the discernment of individual vocations where its power will be felt

Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury (Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

Bishop Davies is striking a blow for the reform of the reform

An ordination Mass for the Institute of Christ the King

The institute’s first ever church in England and Wales will be a centre for traditional sacraments