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

Cardinal Oswald Gracias has said that “the Holy Family stands out like a bright, dazzling light” amid attacks on the family.

Catholics in Ireland are “in mission territory”, Archbishop Eamon Martin has said.

An attack on a priest in Indiana is being investigated as a hate crime.

The Archbishop of Tokyo has said he is “confused” by a Vatican decision to re-establish a Neocat seminary in his archdiocese.

Politicians in Australia have clashed over Catholic school funding.

Commonweal, Simcha Fisher, Robert George, Hugh Hewitt, Phil Lawler, Rachel Lu, Tom Perna, Francesco Sisci and Francesco Strazzari, George Weigel, Michael Sean Winters and Amanda Zamora comment on the abuse crisis.

And Fr Nicholas Schofield explains how the English College in Douai survived the French Revolution.

Follow me on Twitter @lukecoppen for updates throughout the day.