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

Pope Francis reflected on “God’s ‘dream’ for man” at yesterday’s Angelus (full text, full video).

Christians are called to revive Europe’s conscience, the Pope said on Saturday (full text, full video).

Catholic academics have launched an alternative to the revamped Pontifical Academy for Life.

Elizabeth Bruenig argues that the closer Catholics “come to Washington, the further they stray from Rome”.

Robert Mickens urges Benedict XVI to denounce critics of Pope Francis.

David Bentley Hart pinpoints what’s original about Christianity.

And Fr Gerald Cobb SJ recalls the “graced but damaged” life of Robert Lowell.

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