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

Pennsylvania’s attorney general has appealed to Pope Francis for help in releasing a clerical abuse report blocked by legal challenges.

Forty-eight Honduran seminarians have accused authorities of covering up widespread “active homosexuality”.

An Israeli archaeologist has said he may have found a reliquary of the Apostles.

The Irish postal service has issued stamps to mark next month’s papal visit.

David Albert Jones argues that Catholic teaching is “not necessarily incompatible with affirming the gender identity of trans people”.

Ed Condon and Michael Brendan Dougherty comment on Cardinal O’Malley’s intervention in the McCarrick scandal.

And DJ and bodybuilder Christopher Davidson discusses his Catholic faith.

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The next Morning Catholic must-reads will be on Monday, August 13.