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Cardinal Gerhard Müller with Pope Francis (CNS)

The cardinal said that if the Pope had wanted to change the discipline, he would have given a full explanation

Bishop Davies celebrated the Chrism Mass yesterday evening (Diocese of Shrewsbury)

Bishop Mark Davies preached to clergy during the annual Chrism Mass yesterday

St John Paul II, pictured in 1996 (AP)

That St John Paul II had a friendship with Prof Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka is no shock. Saints often have a genius for friendship

Pope Francis is presented with the Book of Gospels (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool photo via AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 04/12/15

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

Pope Tawadros II is attending a funeral in Jerusalem (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 27/11/15

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

A nun prays the Rosary (CNS photo/Massimiliano Migliorato, Catholic Press Photo)

Please support the Dominicans as they approach this milestone in their history

The synod fathers pray during a session of this month's family synod (AP)

The great party politics trap

The Holy Father denounced many of the synod fathers as being Pharisees rather than good pastors

Bishops arrive for a morning session of the family synod (AP)

Letters from the Synod: October 8, 2015

Reports and commentary, from Rome and elsewhere, on the XIV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops

Joshua leads the tribes of Israel in a work by English Romantic painter John Martin

Twenty-first Sunday of the Year, Josh 1-2, 15-18; Eph 5:21-32; Jn 6:60-69 (Year B)

A fresco of Saint Ilia (Elijah) from the Rila Monastery in Bulgaria

Nineteenth Sunday of the Year 1 Kings 19: 4-8; Eph 4:30-5:2; John 6: 41-51 (Year B)