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Cardinal Marc Ouellet bows before a crucifix during a penitential vigil in Rome to show contrition for clerical sexual abuse (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

‘Weep with those who weep’, says author and convert Dawn Eden

Kirsten Sandberg, chairperson of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, speaking at yesterday's press conference (AP)

If critics think the Church hasn’t changed, they only need to do a quick online search to learn the truth

The UN human rights committee on the rights of the child delivering its report in Geneva (AP)

And the committee oversteps the mark by criticising Catholic teaching on contraception and abortion

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

Pope Francis with members of the Council of Cardinals (CNS)

Scandals, including those involving child abuse and the Vatican Bank, make the task of evangelisation harder

Benedict XVI (CNS)

Paedophillia is a ‘nastiness not specific to Catholicism,’ former pontiff writes in letter to Italian philosopher

Bishop Robert Finn appears in court (AP)

Bishop Robert Finn issues apology following the verdict