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Uniting the generations as one-sie

Posted on: January 5th, 2018 No Comments

THE BOW IN THE HEAVENS’ unusual gift illustrates the union of the generations this Christmas
By FR JOHN BOLLAN

I’m one of those people who doggedly insist that we should celebrate Christmas as a season and not just one day, a fleeting blip in the midst of the sales. That said, the big day itself was very joyfully and prayerfully celebrated here in the Bow. Once again, the vigil Mass... read more


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Cross Wires Wednesday headlines

Posted on: June 29th, 2016 by Ian Dunn No Comments

The latest Catholic news

Cardinal Nichols (above) says any upsurge in racism after Brexit vote 'must not be tolerated'. Pope Francis celebrates with Pope Emeritus Benedict as he marks 65 years as a priest. European Catholic leaders fear Brexit threatens unity. Departing UK ambassador to the Vatican reflects on... read more


11 vote-box

Cross Wires Wednesday headlines

Posted on: June 22nd, 2016 No Comments

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Northern Irish Bishop urges remain vote in EU referendum. British doctors vote to continue their opposition to assisted suicide. Vatican marks Laudato Si' first anniversary with new website. Holy See releases details of Pope's trip to Armenia this weekend. Young Catholics of Aberdeen diocese attend '... read more


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Cross Wires Monday headlines

Posted on: June 20th, 2016 No Comments

The latest Catholic news.

The world needs Christ more than ever, the Pope (above) said yesterday. SCIAF chief executive says Brexit could impact charity funding. A thief who broke in Johnstone Church twice has been  jailed. Christians in Aleppo offer food to poor Muslims... read more


Pope Benedict XVI waves goodbye during final public appearance at Castel Gandolfo

Cross Wires Wednesday headlines

Posted on: June 15th, 2016 No Comments

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Papal party to celebrate Pope Emeritus Benedict's (above) 65th anniversary of ordination on June 29. Catholic teen felt 'ashamed' after bullying workmates subjected him to a mock crucifixion. Pope Francis to back Aid to Church in Need's Year of Mercy appeal. We must recognize dignity of all,... read more


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Cross Wires Monday headlines

Posted on: June 13th, 2016 No Comments

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Pope Francis (above) expresses 'horror and condemnation' over yesterday's Orlando shootings. Over 1200 attended the St Margaret's pilgrimage in Dunfermline yesterday. Pope met with Argentinian mother of man on death row in Texas. Vatican to host conference on leprosy. Priest born deaf urges sacraments ... read more


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Cross Wires Wednesday headlines

Posted on: June 8th, 2016 No Comments

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Edinburgh primary school to be renamed to make it sound more Catholic The long running conflict behind Catholic Church burnings in Chile. Scottish Muslim leaders invite Donald Trump  (above) to visit a mosque. New Vatican department for laity and the family to open September. Vatican urges... read more


1-POPE-ENCYCLICAL

Cross Wires Thursday headlines

Posted on: June 2nd, 2016 No Comments

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Details of Pope’s participation in Reformation events in Swedish cities of Lund and Malmö. Holy Father sends greetings to Lednica 2000 Youth Meeting in Poland. Pope Francis sends message to prison chaplains. Campaigners calling for women priests are meeting in Rome this week and have unprecedented meeting with Vatican representatives. Does the Irish Catholic... read more


4 Immaculate Heart of Mary

Cross Wires Wednesday headlines

Posted on: June 1st, 2016 No Comments

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Number of abortions in Scotland up for first time in three years. British religious leaders: Vote to stay in EU. International Children's Day: Pope Francis asks for prayers for young Syrians. Church needs courageous women like Mary (above), Pontiff says. The Vatican is continuing its focus on the ministry of deacons with a... read more


WYD 2016

Cross Wires Tuesday headlines

Posted on: May 31st, 2016 No Comments

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Why did Pope Francis pick Poland for World Youth Day 2016? JRS calls migrants shipwreck disaster ‘a human tragedy.’ Politicians and media accused of trying to destroy Catholic Church in Ireland. Curial leaders meet with Pontiff. The Pope's ghostwriter: Controversial archbishop penned key passages of exhortation ten years ago. Patriarch... read more




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