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

The Council of Cardinals has discussed “various options” to speed up clerical abuse cases.

A South Korean archbishop has said he is “shocked, baffled and devastated” by abuse allegations against a priest.

The use of new sedative drugs “requires careful discernment and great prudence”, Cardinal Pietro Parolin has told a palliative care conference.

Archbishop Charles Chaput names “the best book on the ‘post-liberal’ moment”.

Douglas Farrow, Michael O’Loughlin and Edward Pentin reflect on the reforms of Pope Francis.

Neil Xavier O’Donoghue asks if Mother Teresa received Communion in the hand.

And Graeme Garvey presents a map of English Martyrs.

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