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Cross Wires: Tuesday headlines

The latest Catholic news from home and abroad

New evangelisation begins with heart that believes, loves, hopes,  Pope Benedict XVI said yesterday.


The spiritual leader of the Catholic Church in England and Wales has praised traditional marriage as a ‘public good.’


The Catholic Church is concerned that the morning-after pill is now freely available in Wales even to under-16s.


The Catholic Church has beatified the venerated priest Alois Andritzki, who was murdered by the Nazis at the Dachau concentration camp.


Rome university, Vatican to promote best practices in fighting abuse.


Holy See speaks to problem of unemployment.


Caritas Australia was devastated to learn about the loss of two extraordinary Catholic church aid workers in Sudan.


‘Ethnic cleansing’ reported in Sudan.


Reports of victims of forced conversions to Islam, rapes and forced marriages in Pakistan.


780-year-old Catholic relic stolen from Long Beach Church in the US.



The president of one of America’s leading Catholic universities has proposed a simple solution to today’s ‘hook-up’ culture: do away with coed dorms.


—Cross Wires is the Scottish Catholic Observer newspaper’s blog

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