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Cross Wires: Tuesday breaking news

Catholic headlines from home and abroad

Pope Benedict XVI addresses agnostics in a televised speech in Germany. (Video).

Holy Father received in audience a group of astronauts, including two he blessed during the first-ever Papal call to space.

Bethlehem University students: Palestinian statehood would offer hope.

Scottish Conservative leadership candidate Ruth Davidson said she would like to see more faith schools in Scotland.

Secretary of the Montrose Fairtrade Forum has asked that all Scottish Episcopal and Catholic Churches in the local area register as fairtrade churches.

Dale Farm: Bishops voice concern; judge halts eviction.

Boston Cardinal Sean O’Malley has urged the state’s legal community to fight a ballot question that would make assisted suicide legal in Massachusetts, US.

US Auxiliary Bishop Peter Anthony Libasci of Rockville Centre Diocese, NY, named as head of Manchester Diocese in New Hampshire.

Philadelphia Catholic school teachers end strike in US.

The National University of Ireland (NUI) Maynooth locks out students, pro-life counselors from abortion ‘masterclass.’

Singer and adoption advocate, life-long Catholic Dolores Hope, widow of Bob Hope, passes away at 102.

OPINION

Cristina Odone: Comic Frank Skinner, interviewed by the Archbishop of Canterbury, has accused atheists of threatening humanity.

Jacqueline Sexton, head teacher at Fernhill School, South Lanarkshire: A Catholic education equips each child with a strong moral foundation and positive identity.’

AND FINALLY

Catholic singer Dana joins crowded race to be elected Ireland’s next president.

-Cross Wires is the Scottish Catholic Observer blog

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