The Catholic Church in Cuba has announced that 52 political prisoners will shortly be released following talks with the regime.
Belgium’s bishops have issued a forceful protest after details of an abuse investigation were leaked to the media.
Sandro Magister argues that 2010 is both an annus horribilis and a year of grace for Pope Benedict.
Bishop Kevin Dowling of Rustenburg, South Africa, protests against the “carefully planned dismantling” of the reforms of Vatican II.
Zenit profiles a trailblazing joint Catholic and Orthodox parish in Romania.
The Cistercian Brother Stephen says he is not worried if Personal Ordinariates have a modest start.
And Ian Brennan, the co-creator of Glee, reflects on being a Catholic.