A daily guide to what's happening in the Catholic Church

The European Union is doing “very little” to help Italy cope with the migrant crisis, L’Osservatore Romano has said (full Italian text).

Regulators in the Philippines have backed a bishop’s claim that the government is failing to crack down on illegal gambling.

New crowns for Our Lady of Częstochowa will be unveiled today.

Cardinal Pietro Parolin says that “time is needed to judge” the Trump administration.

Brian Williams argues that increasing priestly vocations “isn’t rocket science”.

Patrick McNamara reveals Edgar Allan Poe’s debt to the Jesuits.

And Daniel Esparza explains why a whole Spanish town was once excommunicated.

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

The next Morning Catholic must-reads will be on Wednesday, August 16.