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Priests hear Confessions at World Youth Day in Madrid (Photo: CNS)

Confession may be in decline in many areas, but some parishes – usually seen as ‘traditional’ – are reversing the trend

Benedict XVI at this morning's general audience at Castel Gandolfo (AP)

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 29/08/12

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

Fr Thwaites ‘spoke in a gentle manner while firing off spiritual advice that could blow you off your feet'

Fr Hugh Thwaites said the Church of the future would ‘consist solely of those families who have been faithful to the rosary’

Fr Apostoli preaches at a Mass marking the end of preliminary research into the life of Archbishop Sheen (CNS)

As the heart of St John Vianney, patron of parish priests, visits England Mary O’Regan profiles 10 priests leading remarkable lives