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Cross Wires: Thursday headlines

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Lawyer Paul McBride‘s body to be returned to Scotland, funeral for late QC (above) at 10am on Monday at St Aloysius’ Church in Garnethill, Glasgow.

Government warned it has no mandate to redefine marriage law after Catholic survey reveals 70 per cent are against same-sex ‘marriage.’

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin: Vatican visitation teams‘ reports on Ireland from last year, following the publication of the Murphy report, are on course to be published this spring.

General Audience: Pope Benedict XVI reflects on silence as key to finding God. (Video).

Don’t lose hope, even in hardship, Holy Father tells Middle East Christians.

‎Hackers from ‘Anonymous‘ reportedly block Vatican’s website.

A new book charting the lead up to the 50th International Eucharistic Congress is to be launched at Vatican Radio today.

Croke Park ‘not big enough’ for final International Eucharistic Congress Mass in Dublin.

Holy See approves Bible for ordinariate liturgy.

Catholic charities respond to aftermath of tornadoes in the US.

OPINION

The dominant Catholic narrative of our time is not decline, but astronomic growth.

AND FINALLY

On International Women’s Day, the Salesian missionaries highlight that 500 million women are illiterate and that ‘educating a woman is equivalent to educating people.’

– Cross Wires is The Scottish Catholic Observer’s blog

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