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

Cardinal Gerhard Müller has written a foreword to Rocco Buttiglione’s new defence of Amoris Laetitia (excerpt).

Christians in Iraq’s Nineveh Plains are facing a ”renewed atmosphere of anxiety and fear”, Patriarch Louis Sako has said.

Emma Green asks why Christians still haven’t recovered from the Reformation.

Massimo Faggioli laments the rise of petitions in Church debates.

Austen Ivereigh suggests Pope Francis is preparing the Church for the European Union’s “likely collapse” (Rod Dreher).

Fr Paul Scalia says Fr Thomas Joseph White’s new book is like Joseph Ratzinger’s Introduction to Christianity.

And a Polish priest has apologised for appearing in a bodybuilding competition.

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