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

Amoris Laetitia does not open “a door to a kind of ‘Catholic divorce'”, Vatican doctrinal chief Cardinal Gerhard Müller has said.

Catholics must care for those who are “virtually abandoned at this time of year”, Cardinal Vincent Nichols has said in his Christmas message.

Michael O’Loughlin and Inés San Martín review the year in Catholic news.

Massimo Faggioli says there “do not appear to be cardinals in the global Church who could continue Francis’s work”.

Steven Greydanus gives his verdict on Martin Scorsese’s Silence.

Jefferson Pooley says that Marshall McLuhan “recited the rosary and attended Mass daily” at the height of his fame.

And Pope Francis has received a crib made of bread by an Italian master baker.

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