A daily guide to what's happening in the Catholic Church
The Moscow Patriarchate has accused the Patriarchate of Constantinople of seeking to “destroy the very foundations” of the Orthodox Church after it lifted an anathema on Ukrainian Patriarch Filaret (Peter Anderson).
A Canadian archbishop has called for a Year of Atonement amid fears that the Church is “breaking up into camps of ideologically driven groups” (full text).
Pope Francis has praised the “boundless devotion” of St John Paul II at a meeting with Polish pilgrims.
Massimo Faggioli suggests the Church is “facing its most serious crisis in 500 years”.
Michael Brendan Dougherty argues that Pope Francis is “instituting is a religion of presumption”.
Alessandro Gnocchi says he can’t stand “‘traditionalists’ who hold that the world was perfect until midnight on October 10, 1962”.
And young Catholics have collected 12,000 winter coats for children in Minnesota.
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