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

New “attacks on the Vatican, economic reforms and Cardinal George Pell” have a “sinister intent”, the Vatican cardinal’s office has said.

Pastoral discernment does not “replace moral law with the private judgments of conscience”, ordinariate leader Bishop Steven Lopes has said in his guidelines on Amoris Laetitia (full text).

Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill will not preside at Epiphany celebrations because he is “on treatment” for a cold.

The Church is at the forefront of the campaign against against extrajudicial killings in the Philippines, reports AFP.

Cardinal Timothy Dolan says he is taking part in Donald Trump’s inauguration with some reservations.

Dominic Selwood argues that the Archbishop of Canterbury is right to condemn the horrors of the Reformation (full text).

And the Vatican is reportedly planning to issue a postage stamp in honour of Martin Luther.

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