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On the third day of his four-day visit, Pope Benedict XVI celebrated Mass at the shrine of Our Lady of Fátima, addressed charity workers and met the Portuguese bishops. His visit concludes today with Mass in Porto and a farewell speech before he flies back to Rome.
Fr Federico Lombardi says he is surprised by the number of people turning out to see the Pope in Portugal.
The BBC reports that businesses affected by the papal Mass at Coventry Airport in September have been told they will not get compensation.
Rome Reports speaks to Sister Bernadette Sangma who is raising awareness of human trafficking at next month’s World Cup (video).
Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York says he was filled with “dread and revulsion” when he saw the head of Our Lady of Nagasaki.
Andrew Brown of the Guardian says this is turning out to be a “very much less conservative papacy than anyone expected”.
Ross Douthat of the New York Times demands the resignation of Cardinal Angelo Sodano.
And Greg Burke marvels at the wax body parts on sale in Fátima.
A welter of articles defending the Pope’s handling of the abuse crisis have appeared in the wake of Fr Thomas Brundage’s revealing article on the “Murphy case”. Here are some notable ones: Archbishop Timothy Dolan, Archbishop Vincent Nichols, Archbishop Thomas Collins, Archbishop Henryk Muszynski, the Executive Committee of the USCCB, Bill Donohue, the Anchoress, Jimmy Akin and Bess Twiston-Davies.
Andrew Brown says the Pope is not as powerful as many non-Catholics assume he is.
Tom McNichol of the Atlantic compares the abuse scandal to Watergate, dubbing it “papalgate“.
And Sean Curnyn of First Things is transported by Johnny Cash’s biblically inspired last recording.
The Pontifical Council for Culture is creating a foundation to focus on relations with atheists and agnostics.
Rome’s Evangelical Lutheran Church is preparing to welcome the Pope on March 14 (video).
The Italian bishops’ conference has issued a document calling for attention to the problems of the Mafia-dominated south of the country.
A French bishop has accused the civil authorities of responding with “ineptitude” to the desecration of a church in his diocese.
A Spanish priest who died celebrating Mass is to be beatified on April 25.
The Apostolic Nuncio to Iraq has decried the “endless” series of murders in Iraq.
Church leaders in South Korea have deplored a court ruling that the death penalty is constitutional.
The Brazilian Catholic Church is suing Columbia Pictures over its use of the Christ the Redeemer statue in the apocalypse film 2012.
The Friends of the Ordinariate (FOTO) website is now welcoming members of the Traditional Anglican Church/The Church of Ireland (Traditional Rite) and Roman Catholics.
Archbishop Timothy Dolan has given a revealing television interview in which he discusses potholes on Madison Avenue, John O’Connor, dog breeds, sledgehammers, St Patrick’s Day and his own weight.
Canadian Catholics seem less divided over the new English translation of the Roman Missal than Americans, says Deborah Gyapong.
The director of the St Dominic’s Institute in Rome discusses the role of Muslims in Catholic schools.
George Sim Johnston explains why Vatican II was necessary.
Law professor Brian Scarnecchia discusses the “absurd fate” of frozen human embryos.
Fr Robert Barron explains how Catholics can overcome “internet superficiality“.
The Dominican Sisters of Mary have taught talkshow host Oprah Winfrey to pray the rosary.
And Fr James Martin SJ explains why he’s tiring of the comedian Sarah Silverman.
Pope Benedict XVI said true conversion prevents us becoming “slaves of evil or at least prisoners of moral mediocrity” at his general audience yesterday (video). He received ashes at St Sabina, in accordance with tradition (video).
Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York has a simple message for Lent: “Get back to confession.”
Fr Tom Rosica, head of Salt + Light Television, Canada’s national Catholic television station, has uploaded a series of Lenten meditations to YouTube.
More than one million people have already reserved a place to see the Turin Shroud when it goes on display for the first time in a decade in April.
Pope Benedict XVI must not overlook the suffering of those abused in the care of Church-run institutions in Northern Ireland, an abuse victim there has said.
Paul Inwood, Director of Music and Liturgy of Portsmouth diocese, says the impact of the new English translation of the Mass “is not as upsetting as one might have thought” (scroll down to comments). Meanwhile, Jeffrey Tucker is disturbed by Mr Inwood’s suggestion that he attended a demonstration Mass with the new texts with music.
The BBC hopes that the Pope will appear on Radio 4’s Thought for the Day during his visit to Britain.
No more than 200 people attended the protest against Pope Benedict in London last Sunday, says Fr Tim Finigan.
A father in Chicago could be jailed after taking his three-year-old daughter to a Catholic church.
Andrew Sullivan is appalled by EWTN’s decision to broadcast an interview with a leading apologist for torture (warning: graphic images).
Rob Vischer asks what Catholic legal theory has to say to the Tea Party movement.
And No Hidden Magenta says the Church and controversial ethicist Peter Singer have a surprising thing in common.
The Holy See and Israel insist talks are making progress.
Benedict XVI sends a message to a conference organised by the Italian bishops, explaining why God matters.
Singer Sinead O’Connor demands the Pope’s resignation.
Fr Robert Barron reflects on the example of the English martyrs.
Fr Raniero Cantalamessa urges priests to depend on the Holy Spirit.
Former Ratzinger student Fr Vincent Twomey says the Irish faithful should be allowed to choose their own bishops.
Fr Ray Blake considers how to make bishops more accountable.
John Allen catches up with “this generation’s Fulton Sheen”.
Papabile Archbishop Ravasi discusses the origins of his vocation.
Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York tucked into a Tastykake with Cardinal Justin Rigali of Philadelphia during a break at the US bishops’ plenary meeting yesterday.
The prelates had made a friendly wager on the outcome of the Yankees-Phillies baseball World Series. If the Phillies had won, Archbishop Dolan would have given the cardinal a crate of bagels. In the end, Cardinal Rigali presented the archbishop with a “taste of Philadelphia”.
The Catholic News Service has the details.