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

There have been “no apparitions of Our Lady in Medjugorje”, local Bishop Ratko Perić has said (Exsultet blog).

If Europe cuts itself off from its Christian roots it will “come adrift”, Catholic and Orthodox leaders have said in a joint statement (full text).

Archbishop Terrence Prendergast of Ottawa has endorsed Amoris Laetitia guidelines describing Communion for the remarried as “erroneous”.

Michael Sean Winters says the narrative that Francis is backsliding on clerical abuse “has legs”.

Loup Besmond de Senneville and Nicolas Senèze explain why the Holy See has launched a “diplomatic offensive” in Africa.

Commonweal’s editors argue that Catholicism’s future “is not being decided in Rome or Washington”.

And Alan Hommerding proposes a “theme song” for Lent.

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