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Cross Wires: Tuesday headlines

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Catholic disability groups across Britain to host Paralympic conference and celebrations.

Canadian Bishops’ Conference (logo above) has issued a 12-page pastoral letter encouraging civil disobedience when public policy offends religious freedom.

The Community Relations Council in Northern Ireland says sectarianism remains deeply rooted in society there, despite the progress made in the peace process.


US Catholic bishops are reviewing the Church’s long-standing ties to the Girl Scouts after complaints that some of the organisation’s programmes might contradict Church teaching on contraception and abortion.

Newsweek proclaims Obama as the ‘first gay President,’ cover released early to drum up attention for magazine’s same-sex ‘marriage’ coverage.

‎Catholic worker group storms building housing US President Obama campaign headquarters, starting week of protest.


Leaked SSPX letters reveal internal discord over Vatican negotiations.

Christians’ civic commitment must respect beliefs of others, Holy Father says.

Pope salutes maestro Riccardo Muti’s commitment to reviving Sacred music.


Polish-born Israeli artist Samuel Willenberg, a Holocaust survivor, has donated his sculpture of Pope John Paul II to Warsaw.


Church of England Evangelical Council publishes statement on marriage.

Episcopal and Catholic bishops from South Sudan have said that together they ‘stand committed to do all in [their] power’ to realise an end to war between Sudan and South Sudan.


US seminarians win first Clericus Cup championship title.

– Cross Wires is The Scottish Catholic Observer blog.


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