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Cross Wires: Tuesday headlines

The latest Catholic news and views


Cardinal Rodolfo Quezada Toruno, who presided over the peace process in Guatemala, has died at the age of 80.

Bishop of Shrewsbury (above): Same-sex ‘marriage’ is an attack on family.

Permanent deacons ordained in Dublin.

Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone denounces Vatican leaks, says Holy Father will not be intimidated, and speaks of Milan as a manifestation of love  the for Pope.


Holy Father says divorced people are not ‘outside’ the Church.

Cardinal Marc Ouellet, prefect of the Congregation for Bishops, has been officially announced as the pontifical legate for the celebration of the 50th International Eucharistic Congress. Mass will be celebrated in nursing homes during the IEC.

The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith says that Just Love. A Framework for Christian Sexual Ethics by Sr Margaret A Farley  ‘is not in conformity with the teaching of the Church’ but author feels misrepresented.


Nationwide rally for religious freedom will place in over 150 cities across the United States on Friday.

Catholic leaders see hopeful future for Haiti.

Five years of the ‘House of the Faithful,’ in China where the laity immigrants cultivate their faith.

Catholics to announce new name for Crystal Cathedral in California following ordination of four priests in Garden Grove.


Bishops in New Zealand ban priests from using Roman Missal iPad apps in the Liturgy.

-Cross Wires is The Scottish Catholic Observer blog


Comments - One Response

  1. Philip M. McGhee says:

    Re: Margaret Farley. It won’t surprise anyone that the “condemnation” of Sister Farley has actually led to a “spike” in the sale of her books. 200,000 in one day. It does remind one of St. Augustine and the pears in garden in his “Confessions” Although,I am in favor of the CDf notification and the actions taken in regard to the Leadership Conference of Women Relgious, the timing could lead to a public relations disaster,making the Catholic church in the USA appear as a “ogre” oppressing the poor “abused” nuns.

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