A daily guide to what's happening in the Catholic Church
Pope Francis urged Catholics to “pray that the Church will uphold and strengthen the promise of the family” in his address at today’s general audience.
Russian airstrikes in Syria are creating a “cautious hope for the future”, Mgr Georges Abou Khazen, Apostolic Vicar of Aleppo, has said.
Tim Stanley argues that Amnesty International’s new pro-abortion campaign in Ireland is “shamelessly anti-Catholic”.
Mark Regnerus explains why he no longer regards Catholic teaching on contraception as “backwards and uncool”.
And “recovering bartender” Frank Swigonski tells you everything you need to know about Trappist beer.
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