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Cross Wires: Monday headlines

The latest Catholic news from Scotland and abroad

Pope Benedict XVI yesterday spoke of the profound spiritual connection between the desire for Christian unity and the desire for authentic liberty.

Doctors back Catholic midwives in court action against supervising staff who help in abortions.

Police turn to St Mary’s Cathedral and Abbeyhill Baptist Church, Edinburgh, for help in search for killer of Polish man Maciej Ciania (above) from Leith.

Bombs were thrown at Nigerian two churches in pre-dawn attacks on Sunday in Bauchi, following bombings and gun battles killed 166 people in one of the deadliest attacks to hit the mainly Muslim north.

Former referee Jeff Winter denies knowledge of offensive anti-Catholic rant.

A week after the ship ran aground, the Apostleship of the Sea, Italy, is supporting the surviving crew of the capsized Costa Concordia.

The US bishops have condemned the new rules by US Government that non-profit employers – including the Catholic Church – must comply with new regulations on providing sterilisation and contraceptives, including some abortion-inducing drugs, in their health plans.

The Pope,  the Neo-Catechumenal Way and New Evangelisation.

Bishop Sebastian Kallupura of the Buxar, India, said that the laity must be uplifted, when speaking on the priority of education.


Dani Garavelli: You may not agree with the midwives who are challenging Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board’s insistence that they should supervise staff involved in abortions, but you have to admire their guts. We don’t know what ethical conundrums lie ahead in this brave new world of ours.

– Cross Wires is The Scottish Catholic Observer blog

Comments - One Response

  1. Philip M. McGhee says:

    Next thing coming down the pike! Members of the Jewish and Islamic faiths will be required to eat pork in the name of “healthy communities and the common good”, the euphemistic expression that Secretary Sebelius has used to justify this decision. Catholic bishops in the USA are furious over the decision. This topic is not going away soon. (Sebelius and VP Joseph Biden have in the past been forbidden from receiving communion is some dioceses, though, the ban might not be in effect now,due to a change of ordinaries. Canon 915.)

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