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

The Pontifical Academy for Life’s new statutes “require a stronger commitment on the part of members to the Church’s pro-life teaching” than before, Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia has said (Edward Pentin).

Cardinal Willem Eijk has been re-appointed to the Pontifical Academy for Life.

Slovenian Cardinal Franc Rodé has confirmed that Melania Trump was baptised Catholic.

Facebook has suspended a Catholic priest for a week for a post on Islam.

John Allen considers how the Austrian Church managed to avoid “implosion” two decades ago.

The Economist’s Erasmus argues that the “institutional prestige” of the Irish Church “has declined much faster than has faith itself”.

And Fr Guy Selvester is baffled by the Archdiocese of Detroit’s “cartoonish and dated” new coat of arms.

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