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Cross Wires: Monday headlines

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Archbishop Mario Conti of Glasgow (above) has warned the government of the consequences of continuing to ignore the wisdom of generations.

Ireland’s secretary general of the Department of Foreign Affairs presents credentials to Pope Benedict  XVI as country’s new, non-resident ambassador.

At least 900 expected to attend conference on future of the Church in Ireland today.


UK ACN event aims to draw attention to a new generation of martyrs.

Catholic independent school in Scotland see sharp rise in applications after freezing fees.

Final preparations for the 50th International Eucharistic Congress in Dublin.


Regina Coeli: Christ is the vine, we are the branches.

Vatican welcomes 26 Swiss Guards into oldest army.


US Al Qaeda spokesman Adam Gadahn told Osama bin Laden in 2011 to reach out to Catholics, particularly the Irish.

The Knights of Columbus has set up a website in a bid to promote the Beatification of Fr Michael McGivney, its founder.

Catholic bishop blames conflicts in north Ghana on colonialists.


Holy Father’s donation to the ordinariate offers an insight into Pope Benedict XVI’s vision of the Church  and his view of Britain.


Bringing the Pope to your child’s First Holy Communion. Illustrator speaks of transmitting Pope Benedict XVI’s words in a children’s book.

The Catholic Church in Australia tells women not to be too picky about their future husbands and to marry early because there is a drought of eligible men.

—Cross Wires is The Scottish Catholic Observer blog


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