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Cross Wires: Thursday headlines

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Pope Benedict XVI: “Prayer gives strength to live every day intensely.” (Video).

Decision on whether Pope’s butler Paolo Gabriele will stand trial is due on Monday.

Devout Irish Catholic religious campaigner Mina Bean Uí Chroibín has died.

Catholic priests petition over deportation of Fr Banyangadora from Zambia but Home Affairs Ministry says they must do so within the law.

Cardinal Dolan tells the Knights of Columbus in the US that strong marriages are critical for healthy society

Judge has upheld the constitutionality of a Hawaiian law that defines marriage as the union of a man and a woman.

Arabian bishop moves residence to Bahrain.


Losing faith: Deacon Greg Kandra examines reports that Ireland is abandoning religion faster than almost any other country.


How to view a Catholic meteor shower this weekend.

-Cross Wires is The Scottish Catholic Observer blog.


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