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Cross Wires: Monday headlines

The latest Catholic news from Scotland and around the world

Archbishop Mario Conti of Glasgow (above), has written to every parish in Scotland, urging all Catholics to oppose the planned legislation to allow same-sex marriage.

Scottish crown office admits: ‘We’ve destroyed sectarian crime statistics.’

Pope Benedict XVI has denounced the mafia in Southern Italy and has called on Catholics to take strength and courage from their faith to overcome injustice.

Major initiative has been launched by the Pontifical Charity Cor Unum and Christian relief agencies in a race against time to help the 13 million people in the Horn of Africa.

Fr Simon O’Byrne OFM, who has died aged 83, was a leading light of the Catholic Youth Crusade which, in the 1960s, attracted crowds of up to 20,000 to rallies at Knock Shrine.

US Cardinal Wuerl’s homily at Rite of Reception for the St Luke Episcopal Community into Catholic Church ahead of US ordinariate.

The US solicitor general said that the government would uphold the right of the Catholic Church to preserve an all-male priesthood.

A US judge will allow prosecutors to have their own medical expert evaluate Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua, 88, Archbishop Emeritus of Philadelphia, before a scheduled competency hearing in an abuse trial.

Brazilian Archbishop Orani João Tempesta: All Christians are missionaries.

AND FINALLY

Roam free in Rome: How to avoid the queues in the Eternal City.

-Cross Wires is the Scottish Catholic Observer blog

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