A daily guide to what's happening in the Catholic Church
Pope Francis has announced that he will issue a “letter to all believers to understand the meaning of the manger”.
Cardinal Dominique Mamberti has celebrated a Mass marking the 100th anniversary of the restoration of diplomatic ties between Poland and the Holy See.
With the death of Fr Paul Stenhouse, “a light has been extinguished in our world”, Archbishop Anthony Fisher of Sydney has said.
Sandro Magister scrutinises Pope Francis’s comments about Vatican finances.
George Weigel considers the connection between liturgical reform and “decreasing weekly Mass attendance”.
And Jake Coyle reviews The Two Popes.
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