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Cross Wires: Monday headlines

The latest Catholic news from home and abroad

World Youth Day

Pope Benedict XVI asks English-speaking pilgrims for their prayers at Angelus ahead of World Youth Day beginning tomorrow.

http://www.news.va/en/news/the-pope-to-the-english-speaking-pilgrims

Christian witness from 911 to London riots. Pope Benedict is calling on young people in Madrid to become missionaries for the faith.

http://www.news.va/en/news/wyd-christian-witness-from-911-to-london-riots

Vocations: Young want to be heard, invited, challenged.

http://www.catholicnews.com/data/stories/cns/1103210.htm

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

A Protestant parade in Northern Ireland sparked tensions in Londonderry leading to violent incidents during which cars were hijacked and torched while police were hit with petrol bombs.

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/193893.html

Schools run jointly by the Protestant and Catholic churches could help to build a shared future in Northern Ireland, a senior cleric said.

http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/northern-ireland/cleric-suggests-jointlyrun-schools-16035740.html#ixzz1V1FCDNWq

Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper has called plans to charge £380 a year for travel costs to faith schools amount to ‘an attack on faith education.’

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-14517465

Most Rev Austin-Emile Burke, Archbishop Emeritus of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, died Friday in a Halifax nursing home. He was 89.

http://thechronicleherald.ca/Metro/1258234.html

AND FINALLY

With no more cowboys taking vows, monastery in North Dakota, US, quits the cattle business.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/14/us/14monks.html

-Cross Wires is the Scottish Catholic Observer blog

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