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Pope Francis restores Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors

Cardinal O'Malley continues as president and is joined by 9 new members

Analysis: revival of sex abuse commission comes amid growing criticism

The Vatican’s record on abuse has faced increasing scrutiny over the past few weeks

Pope Francis restores Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors

Cardinal O’Malley continues as president and is joined by 9 new members

Bishop Sherrington speaks out against abortion clinic ‘buffer zones’

Bishop Sherrington said a ban would threaten freedom of expression and foster intolerance

Vatican calls pre-synod meeting with young people in March

Social networks such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter will allow young people to interact ‘with their peers in Rome’

UK government will not block restoration of traditional marriage in Bermuda

The territory becomes the first in the world to abolish same-sex marriage

Pope issues document updating resignation rules for bishops

‘Imparare a congedarsi’ (Learning to say farewell) and was given ‘motu proprio’ on February 15

Morning Catholic must-reads: 16/01/18

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

Cafod sacks worker accused of sexual misconduct

The employee had been at Oxfam at the time

Vatican denies reports that Benedict XVI has neurological disease

A German magazine quoted the Pope Emeritus’s brother as saying Benedict had a degenerative disease

Florida school shooting was an act of ‘horrifying evil’, says archbishop

‘With God’s help, we can remain strong and resolute to resist evil in all its manifestations’

Pope says he regularly meets abuse survivors on Fridays

The Vatican confirmed that the Pope’s meetings are regular and ongoing

Scottish Catholic aid charity confirms it dealt with two child abuse cases

Sciaf said it had dealt ‘decisively’ with the cases


How Newman inspired the German resistance

It is 75 years since anti-Nazi demonstrators took the action which would lead to their executions

Worried about Cardinal Cupich’s ‘paradigm shift’? Just stick to the teaching of the Church

If the new paradigm trumps the old paradigm, what is to stop some future paradigm shift trumping the current one?

Lent is the perfect time to rediscover the rosary

Those who need guidance praying the rosary should try Fr Dwight Longenecker’s book

How despots exploit Vatican foreign policy

The Holy See is doing little to challenge authoritarian regimes

How a parish group dedicated to the Eucharist helped revive a London church

The Sodality of the Blessed Sacrament now has hundreds of members across the world

‘Let’s not make it just about…sins of the flesh’: an interview with Cardinal Cupich

The cardinal believes reception of Communion depends on ‘conscience’. Does his reasoning add up?

The legend of the Holy Grail can help deepen our faith

Francis Phillips reviews Charles Coloumbe’s ‘Catholic Quest for the Holy Grail’

Cardinal Cupich’s significant factual error

The cardinal’s much-discussed lecture was worryingly ambiguous – and in one important place just incorrect

The spirituality of skiing

Paolo Gambi talks to several skiers about how the mountains influence their spiritual side

McMafia presents an unrealistic image of gangsterism

The drama left many unanswered questions

In praise of China’s outspoken cardinal

Cardinal Zen has history on his side, and he knows China better than any in the Vatican diplomatic corps

Walther’s Saints of the Week: 11-17 February

Including the Florentine nobleman who led a life of uninterrupted charity