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Cross Wires: Tuesday headlines

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Media coverage of the clerical sex abuse scandal helped Catholics come to terms with the need to purify and renew the Church, although the coverage was not always fair, according to Giovanni Maria Vian (above), the editor of the Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano.

US Archbishop Timothy Dolan on preserving our Catholic Faith: “Our challenge is not to change the teachings of Jesus and His Church to conform to our whims, but to change our lives to conform to His teaching.”

Some 4000 young people with disabilities are expected to participate in World Youth Day in Madrid.

Catholic Care in Leeds Diocese awaits leave to appeal to Upper Tribunal on Catholic adoption.

With one year to go to the London Olympics, the Catholic 2012 office of the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, working in conjunction with the umbrella Christian charity, More Than Gold, are gearing up to ensure churches here in the UK don’t miss out.

Nuns in Liverpool to build new convent to preserve prayer life.


Despite Orange Diocese in California, US, recently making a $50 million bid for the bankrupt Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, church board members announced on July 31 that the building is no longer for sale.

-Cross Wires is the Scottish Catholic Observer blog

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