The Pope confirmed the appointment of Bishop Gerhard Ludwig Müller of Regensburg as prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith yesterday (analysis by Rocco Palmo and John Allen, comment by Fr John Zuhlsdorf, Fr Tim Finigan and David Werling).
Benedict XVI will leave the Vatican today to begin his summer holiday at Castel Gandolfo.
Less than two thirds of Brazilians identify themselves as Catholics today, compared to 92 per cent in 1970, the latest census has disclosed.
Marco Tosatti reports on an Indian diocese that has seen a surge in converts following a series of alleged miracles.
William Doino Jr argues that John XXIII was no “papal Santa Claus”.
Fr Robert Barron applauds Ross Douthat’s new book on the shortcomings of American Christianity (video).
And blogger Jason L explains why St Thomas Aquinas is a like a pint of Guinness.
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