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Cross Wires: Tuesday breaking news

The latest Catholic news from Scotland and abroad


Vatican prefect Cardinal Leonardo Sandri calls Cairo clashes as ‘senseless violence.’

Mideast church leaders worried about Christians if Syria has civil war.

Daryn Maxwell, 23, and Barry Smith, 19, have admitted killing 19-year-old Raemonn Gormely (above), former John Ogilvie High School, Hamilton, student. (Video link)

Peter Kearney: Feelings against against same-sex ‘marriage’ issue dwarfed opposition to parts of the offensive behaviour at football bill.


Caritas Social Action seeks amendment to Welfare Reform Bill before UK Parliament.

Society of St Pius X report ‘a deep will to be faithful to our founder Lefebvre’ after gathering to decide if members want to accept the Vatican’s offer to reconcile.

Archaeologist may have discovered Peru’s oldest Catholic church.


Queen’s cousin Lord Nicholas Windsor: The world doesn’t have a right to abortion.

William Dalrymple: Egypt’s Coptic Christians face an uncertain future after suppression by army.


Chimps at Edinburgh Zoo support World Porridge Day for Mary’s Meals.

-Cross Wires is the Scottish Catholic Observer blog

Comments - One Response

  1. Philip M. McGhee says:

    The idea of negotiating with the SSPX actually sets a dangerous precedent. One can break with Rome over some issue and then come back 50 or so years later and get whatever they wanted. This has actually happened with the Polish National Catholic Church in the USA.

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