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Archbishop Charles Chaput amongst the bishops taking time to study the Pope's teachings (CNS)

Archbishop Charles Chaput said the two major candidates were ‘deeply flawed’ in a lecture at the University of Notre Dame

A French police officer patrols in Paris (AP)

The women were charged with criminal terrorist association linked to the discovery of the car filled with gas cylinders

Monsignor Doyle (left) with Pope John Paul II at the Vatican, 1979

Obituary: Mgr Bernard Doyle

A priest with high intellect and formidable negotiating abilities who did much for Catholic higher education

US Vice President Joe Biden (AP)

Notre Dame’s recent history shows what happens when a supposedly Catholic university puts academic prestige above its religious ethos

Fr Richard McBrien (CNS)

The prolific academic and author has passed away at the age of 78

Police officers stand guard in front of Notre-Dame Cathedral on Tuesday (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

Historian shot himself in apparent protest at gay marriage

Benedict XVI waves at today's general audience (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito)

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 19/10/11

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

Sister Janet Fearns surveys the history of the Sacred Heart