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Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Fifth Sunday of Easter: Acts 6: 1-7; 1 Peter 2: 4-9; John 14: 1-12

But 1960s generation of priests lacked ‘careful preparation for a celibate life’, according to long-awaited John Jay report

Ascension Thursday and Feast of the Epiphany may be moved back to their traditional dates

Cardinal Kurt Koch of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of Christian Unity says the Pope has launched a new liturgical reform

Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith says every bishops’ conference must have guidelines for handling clerical sex abuse within a year

The Vatican has asked episcopal conferences to prepare a guide in the coming year on how to deal with cases of sexual abuse

Pope marks 30th anniversary of Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family

The document Universae Ecclesiae is signed by Cardinal William Levada

Seminaries should train priests in the Extraordinary Form ‘if pastoral needs suggest it’, the Vatican’s instruction says