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

Vatican Cardinal Marc Ouellet has urged the US bishops to “know the meaning of the cross you carry, and carry it with hope”.

The Spanish Association of Christian Lawyers has said it will appeal after a judge dismissed charges against an artist who stole consecrated Hosts.

The new coadjutor Bishop of Hong Kong has been “besieged” by gay rights campaigners.

Michael Sean Winters argues that “the concerns of Pope Francis are far from the concerns” of the US bishops.

Dave Armstrong, Christopher Lamb and Phil Lawler comment on Cardinal Burke, Pope Francis and Amoris Laetitia.

Carl Olson and Fr Jerry Pokorsky discuss the Pope’s comments about “rigid” young traditionalists.

And an Orthodox priest has blessed a Soyuz rocket before lift-off.

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