A daily guide to what's happening in the Catholic Church
Benedict XVI is reportedly backing the seven German bishops objecting to new guidance on Communion for Protestants.
Chinese authorities have seized an unregistered Catholic church in Henan province.
Archbishop Victor Manuel Fernández is stepping down as rector of the Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina.
Inés San Martín asks who misled the Pope on the Chilean abuse crisis.
John Allen suggests that Francis’s Council of Cardinal Advisers is in disarray.
Nicholas Denysenko explains why the Ukrainian Orthodox Church’s quest for autocephaly matters.
And Gregory DiPippo witnesses an ordinariate Mass in Rome.
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