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Cross Wires: Monday headlines

The latest Catholic news from home and abroad

UK

Coalition Government set to back same-sex marriages in church.

David Cameron (above): Pope’s message ‘relevant today (full comments on Papal visit anniversary).

Bishops of England and Wales outline mission on Papal visit anniversary.

Bishop Thomas Matthew Burns; Welsh churches pray for victims of mining tragedy.

ANTI-SECTARIANISM

MSPs probing anti-sectarian bill go to first Celtic v Rangers football game; snub charity praised for tackling bigotry.

Former detective Gerry Gallacher has described in his new book how he was sickened by a senior officer’s casual bigotry after an Old Firm game.

INTERNATIONAL

Priests in the Holy Land used their sermons yesterday to give their blessing to the Palestinians’ bid this week for United Nations membership.

German Chancellor Merkel urged Christians to unite against the advance of secularism in a message ahead of Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to Germany.

Irish priest Fr Paddy Banville has come under fire after claiming that far too many wives and mothers ‘failed miserably’ to deal with the abuse.

AND FINALLY

New music group All Faiths promising to bridge the world’s religious divides in honour of the tenth anniversary of 9/11 includes Glasgow rabbi and Essex Catholic priest.

-Cross Wires is the Scottish Catholic Observer blog

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