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Cross Wires: Thursday headlines

The latest Catholic news from home and abroad

Cardinal Antonio Maria Rouco Varela of Madrid of  thanks World Youth Day volunteers, prays for good weather. (Photo: Pilgrims in Spain prepare for WYD)

http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/cardinal-thanks-world-youth-day-volunteers-prays-for-good-weather/

Spanish airport workers call off strike during Pope’s visit.

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/1146307/1/.html

Prime Minister David Cameron has hit out at the rioters for ‘a complete lack of responsibility, a lack of proper parenting, a lack of proper upbringing, a lack of proper ethics, a lack of proper morals.’

http://www.christian.org.uk/news/riots-lack-of-morals-and-parenting-says-cameron/

Report on abuse in Raphoe Diocese, Co Donegal, Ireland, is expected to be published by the Bishop of Raphoe, Dr Philip Boyce, in the next two weeks.

http://www.independent.ie/national-news/hundreds-of-children-abused-by-20-priests-2845362.html

A record number of couples in Ireland are availing of marriage counselling services, according to the Catholic marriage care service Accord.

http://www.rte.ie/news/2011/0811/accord.html

The findings of a report into the killing of Catholic Belfast man William McKavanagh by soldiers in 1971 will be released today.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-14482987

Vatican aims to regain trust of US religious women, official says.

http://www.catholicnews.com/data/stories/cns/1103169.htm

Blessed John Paul II’s blood to be displayed in Mexico.

http://www.christianpost.com/news/pope-john-paul-iis-blood-to-be-displayed-in-mexico-53707/

AND FINALLY

David and Victoria Beckhams’ baby daughter has been defended as benefit to humanity according to a population expert after the celebrity couple faced condemnation for having another child.

http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/beckhams-baby-defended-as-benefit-to-humanity/

-Cross Wires is the Scottish Catholic Observer blog

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