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Ecumenical movement has led to ‘a sense of brotherhood’ among Christians, Benedict XVI says at general audience

St François de Sales (January 24) said he did not necessarily disapprove of ‘games, balls and pageants’

Daily readings: January 23 – 29

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Third Sunday of the Year: Is 8:23-9:3; 1 Cor 1:10-13; Mt 4:12-23

Fr Lombardi responds to furore over 1997 Vatican letter expressing concerns over ‘mandatory reporting’ of abuse cases

At his weekly general audience Benedict XVI asks for prayers for Christian unity

As International Holocaust Remembrance Day approaches, Simon Caldwell tells the remarkable stories of 10 lesser-known heroes

Bishops’ conference of England and Wales announces timetable for introducing new Mass translation into parishes

The Vatican issues decree of erection for the personal ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham

Catholic Education Service urges Government to consider voluntary-aided academies part-funded by Catholics