November 29 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS     print icon print


Cross Wires: Tuesday headlines

The latest Catholic news from around the world


Nun murdered in Burundi convent attack.

Vatican gives approval for Chinese bishop‘s ordination.

Catholic Commission urges Zimbabwe to declare clean water (above) emergency.

The Italian abbot in Syria who has criticised the bloody crackdown on protests and campaigned for peace talks to be expelled from the country.


Catholic education under attack as Northern Ireland’s First Minister calls for an end to ‘segregated schooling.’

Just one teacher training system needed in Northern Ireland, according to Learning Minister Stephen Farry.

National Justice and Peace Network voices support for Occupy London.


Irish missionary Sr Miriam Duggan, awarded for her commitment towards people with AIDS.

Pope Benedict XVI has condemned the execution of four hostages by the FARC and called for an end to violence in Colombia.

European Commission to take legal action against Vatican in Holocaust money laundering case.

Archbishop of Orissa, India, makes Advent appeal to the faithful to be ‘heralds of hope, for the common good.’

Retired Philadelphia cardinal testifies in US case against former aides.

US Cardinal Burke reflects on his first year in the Sacred College.


Durham Catholic District school board, Toronto, Canada, to consider banning kilts

-Cross Wires is the Scottish Catholic Observer blog

Leave a Reply

latest opinions

Priest reveals becoming life-long friends with St Therese of Lisieux has been deeply rewarding

August 23rd, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Little Flower, as with all the Saints, can offer...

The surprising link between Faith and hip-hop music and its exposure in a secular world

August 23rd, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Emily Black, argues that despite a reputation for focussing on...

Priests do not have a monopoly on service: we all have our own vocation to live

August 16th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Fr Michael Kane reflects on the role of the permanent...

Tackling the problem of pornography from a Catholic perspective

August 16th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

James Bundy argues that the ‘dark web’ means a coming...

Social media

Latest edition


exclusively in the paper

  • Grandparents’ pilgrimage puts prayer at the heart of family life
  • Bellshill parish welcome ‘time for peace’ at Carfin
  • Festival praise for those who ‘create beauty’
  • Former Dundee care home to be demolished following sale
  • The site of this forgotten Babylon

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