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

Benedict XVI may formally recognise the miracle needed for the beatification of Pope John Paul II on Friday, reports the Catholic News Service.

Indian police have released a Jesuit priest on bail this week after he was arrested for removing the headscarf of a Muslim girl.

Trappist monks in Iowa have donated a handmade casket to bury nine-year-old Christina Green, the youngest victim of the Arizona shooting.

Zenit publishes the full text of the Pope’s general audience yesterday.

John Allen says that Benedict XVI marked the first anniversary of the Haiti earthquake yesterday with a “full-court press” for the beleaguered nation.

A new magazine covering the establishment of the Personal Ordinariate has launched (full magazine).

Mgr Charles Pope reflects on the “disturbing trend of ‘de-baptisms’ in Europe”.

Dr Edward Peters says that the Pope did not in fact “rail” against giving non-Christian names to babies.

And George Weigel compares and contrasts John Paul II and Ronald Reagan, ahead of the 100th anniversary of the latter’s birth.