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

The Council of Cardinals will recommend “gradual change” to the Roman Curia when it concludes its work, Cardinal Oswald Gracias has said.

Archbishop Anthony Fisher of Sydney has urged parents of children at Catholic schools to vote against same-sex marriage (Inés San Martín).

Pope Francis has said that not praying for our leaders is a sin.

Massimo Faggioli laments the rise of “Catholic cyber-militias” (Bishop Robert McElroy).

Andrea Gagliarducci identifies “the real issue at stake with Curia reform”.

Adrian Brune profiles “the man who could be the first American pope”.

And Dan Hitchens recalls the saintly eccentricity of John Bradburne.

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