September 16 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS     print icon print


Cross Wires: Friday headlines

The latest Catholic news from home and abroad

Holy Father tells 100 new bishops visiting Rome to welcome gifts of the laity.

Scotland’s chief prosecutor, Lord Advocate Frank Mulholland, promises football fans they will not be arrested for banter under new anti-hate and anti-sectarianism bill.

Christian unity on agenda as bishops from different traditions meet in UK.

The call for Catholics in England and Wales to abstain from eating meat on Fridays as an act of penance begins today, the anniversary of last year’s Papal visit.

“We cannot continue operating as we are now, we must make strategic changes,” Bishop Ronald Fabbro of London said.

Victims and attorneys deliver complaint against Holy Father to the International Criminal Court in the Hague.

Confirmation of Archbishop Giuseppe Leanza, nuncio to Ireland’s, transfer to Czech Republic.

Raphael‘s twin Madonnas reunited for Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to Germany.

Report reveals how East German secret police spied on future Pope.

Mgr David Cappo has resigned from post spearheading mental health reform in Australia after just a week.

Many Catholic  schools around the world have signed up to be part of a huge nationwide chorus to mark the annual International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.


Sheffield‘s Catholic Cathedral has closed for a £2 million facelift-and the congregation has moved to a hair salon next door.

-Cross Wires is the Scottish Catholic Observer blog

Leave a Reply

latest opinions

Catholics must fight for environmental justice, but reject anti-human policies of extreme campaigners

October 18th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Brandon McGinley finds divine purpose in environmental action....

All roads lead to Rome

October 18th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A pilgrimage to the canonisation of Cardinal Newman has Fr...

Grassroots movement needed to safeguard our Catholic schools

October 11th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Ordinary Catholics must not take for granted the gift our...

The many roads that lead to Christ can be both funny and fulfilling

October 4th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Fr Jamie McMorrin gives an insight into the curiosities of...

Social media

Latest edition


exclusively in the paper

  • SCIAF recieves £100,000 boost from Scottish Government
  • Priest to give talk on Jesus in the Koran
  • Everyone’s a winner as Trinity High takes on 5K run
  • Setting out a plan for a Catholic Gaelic conference
  • Parish enlists MP’s support over Home Office visa dispute

Previous editions

Previous editions of the Scottish Catholic Observer newspaper are only available to subscribed Members. To download previous editions of the paper, please subscribe.

note: registered members only.

Read the SCO