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Pope Benedict XVI promised “Church action” on clerical sexual abuse at his general audience today (video, official summary).

The Pope has reportedly accepted the resignation of Bishop James Moriarty of Kildare over his handling of abuse.

An English bishop has criticised a Liberal Democrat proposal to “abolish” faith schools as the party enjoys a pre-election surge.

The French Catholic Church has launched a bold appeal for new priests.

Devotees of Padre Pio are in uproar over his “glitzy” new tomb.

A clerical abuse case is causing outrage in Kenya.

The Vatican has confirmed that Benedict XVI will have a busy schedule from May to September.

The Pope preached at the funeral of Cardinal Tomáš Špidlík SJ yesterday (full text, video).

Volcanic ash is making life difficult for British pilgrims who wish to see the Turin Shroud.

The Royal Hibernian Academy in Dublin has declined to exhibit a painting of four archbishops of Dublin in hell.

Mark Shea is dismayed that a leading apologist for torture is championing the pro-life cause.

And PR consultant Richard Weiner offers some free advice to the Church.

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Photo: Benedict XVI pictured at Vespers closing the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity at the Basilica of St Paul Outside the Walls in Rome

Christians are called to offer a common witness in the face of the increasingly complex challenges of our time, Pope Benedict XVI said yesterday at the end of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.

The House of Lords has rejected the Government’s Equality Bill.

The Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales has issued a leaflet encouraging Catholics to mark Holocaust Memorial Day on Wednesday.

A senior Polish bishop has reportedly accused Jews of using the Holocaust as a “propaganda weapon”.

On the day that a number of English and Welsh bishops met Pope Benedict XVI, Vatican Radio spoke to Bishop Malcolm McMahon of Nottingham (audio).

The Patriarch of Venice, Cardinal Angelo Scola, is to assist at Mass in the Extraordinary Form.

Terry Mattingly explains why the mainstream media ignore the annual March for Life.

Brother Stephen, O.Cist, applies lessons from Cistercian history to the effort to define the liturgical patrimony of Anglo-Catholics.

Gemma Simmonds, CJ, says the life of Mary Ward still has much to teach us.

A Benedictine liturgist has criticised Pope Benedict’s liturgical reforms, saying they lack “a historical and cultural approach to the liturgy”.

Father Z makes an appeal for thoughtful supporters of the vernacular Mass.

And Fr Joseph Komonchak wonders why Catholics find it easier to be ruder to other Catholics than to Protestants, Jews and Muslims.