Latest News

Morning Catholic must-reads: 16/09/15

New York Police Commissioner William Bratton has called the papal visit an 'unprecedented' security challenge (AP)

The US authorities arrested a 15-year-old last month over an alleged “Islamic State-inspired attack” on Pope Francis.

Fear has triumphed over hospitality in Slovakia’s refugee debate, Archbishop Cyril Vasi’ has said.

More than 5,000 people are expected to attend the National Eucharistic Congress of India in November.

John Allen, James Carroll, Paul Kengor, Joshua McElwee and Sally Quinn ponder the Pope’s trip to Cuba and the United States.

Fr Timothy Finigan says it’s galling that some think “mercy towards women who have had abortions is a stunning new idea that has just been thought up to shake the nasty priests out of their misogynism”.

John Blake reports on an explosion of conspiracy theories about Pope Francis and Barack Obama.

And Fr Thomas Rosica’s full interview with comedian Stephen Colbert is now online (David Gibson).

Follow me on Twitter @lukecoppen for updates throughout the day.