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

Pope Francis has criticised gender change technologies in an address to the Pontifical Academy for Life (full text, video).

The Pope has reportedly confirmed the Holy See’s opposition to Catalan independence “in private”.

Cardinal George Pell returned to court in Melbourne today for a 20-minute administrative hearing.

Anita Hofschneider investigates why Guam has “a per-capita rate of abuse claims more than five times higher than in Boston”.

Josef Seifert claims that “a topsy-turvy inquisition has been launched against orthodoxy”.

George Weigel argues that the Catholic left and Catholic right are dodging “the real question”.

And Fr Roger Haight SJ explores how the priesthood has changed in the past 50 years.

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