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Cross Wires: Thursday headlines

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Prime Minister (above): I will change the law to allow Crosses at work.

Bill to legalise assisted suicide in UK will lead to euthanasia, says Care Not Killing.

Catholic conference on paralympic legacy of London 2012.

Church survey reveals desperate need for living wage.

Cornwall’s first Catholic secondary free school to open.

Pope Benedict XVI calls for Mideast peace at concert of young musicians from Israel, the PA and Arab countries.

Mgr Lucas Li, 90-year-old bishop from Feng Xiang, China, urges to follow the teachings of the Apostolic Letter Porta Fidei to intensely live the Year of Faith.

“Christians must convert,” says Islamist group in Nigeria, ACN reports.

Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez  seeks friendly ties with Catholic Church.

Archbishop Gerety, a lion of the Second Vatican Council, turns 100.

New bishops for Brazil, Poland, India as well as Portsmouth. New bishop installed for Toowoomba, an area from the Lockyer Valley to the South Australian border.


Does President Obama have a ‘September surprise’ for Catholics in the US?

Influential church historian Diarmaid MacCulloch believes Christianity faces a bright future, but predicts the Catholic Church will undergo a major schism over its moral and social teaching.


Des Dillon’s play on overcoming ignorance associated with sectarianism in Scotland is a highlight of the 2012 Edinburgh Festival of Politics.

-Cross Wires is The Scottish Catholic Observer blog.


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