A daily guide to what's happening in the Catholic Church
A new law requiring Australian priests to break the seal of Confession is “premature and ill-judged”, Archbishop Mark Coleridge has said.
Patriarch Bechara Al-Rahi has criticised a presidential decree giving Lebanese citizenship to “dodgy” foreigners.
Vietnam has barred an outspoken priest from leaving the country.
The Washington Post says that on abuse “there are signs, at last, that Pope Francis is starting to get it”.
Stefan Gigacz hails Argentine Bishop Enrique Angelelli as the “first martyr of Vatican II”.
Jean-Claude Larchet argues that the “sad evolution of the post-conciliar Catholic Church” should “serve as a warning to the Orthodox”.
And a typo in a US archdiocesan newspaper has gone viral.
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