Benedict XVI took a train to Loreto this morning to entrust the Year of Faith and Synod of Bishops on the new evangelisation to the Virgin Mary (full text of homily, video).
Archbishop Salvatore Joseph Cordileone will be installed as the Archbishop of San Francisco today.
Fr Franz Schmidberger, superior of the Society of St Pius X’s German district, has accused Archbishop Gerhard Ludwig Müller, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, of being “hostile” towards the SSPX.
The Vatican is investigating sexual abuse allegations against Chilean Bishop Marco Antonio Órdenes Fernández.
Egyptian police have detained two Coptic boys after they were accused of desecrating a copy of the Koran in front of a mosque.
Sister Mary Ann Walsh urges reporters not to apply “false balance” to stories about the Catholic Church.
And Fr Brian Van Hove SJ says there is now no doubt that Cardinal Jean Daniélou was performing “a secret work of charity” when he died in a prostitute’s home in 1974.
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