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Cross Wires: Sunday headlines

The latest Catholic news from Scotland and around the world

A compromise deal that would legalise same-sex ‘marriage’ in Scotland but ban the ceremonies in churches could end up ‘annoying everyone’ by failing to give gay couples the same rights as heterosexuals, while still upsetting religious groups opposed to legalising same-sex marriage.

Pope Benedict XVI prays for Philippine flood victims as toll rises.

Fears grow for exhausted Pope as moving platform fitted at St Peter’s.

Pope to New Zealand/Pacific bishops: Focus on New Evangelisation.

Philadelphia Catholics who filled the Cathedral Basilica of SS Peter and Paul Friday for the funeral Mass of Cardinal John P Foley were consoled for the ‘death in the family.’

Dutch Catholic bishops apologise for the abuse of thousands.

Catholics doubt British review that says no mental health-abortion link.

Catholic and Anglican worshippers share Padstow church in England.


Kevin McKenna: Offensive? Our lawmakers’ decision to target Scottish football fans certainly is.

The Catholic Church’s role in ‘saving children from Communism.’


Lee Randall : On the trail of St Columba.

Bethlehem witness: Women’s tales to be on posters on separation wall.


Sneak peak at the Pope’s Christmas card (video).

-Cross Wires is the Scottish Catholic Observer blog.

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