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Cross Wires: Tuesday headlines

The latest Catholic news and views

SCOTLAND AND UK

Same-sex ‘marriage’ (above) dispute set to intensify when Scottish Parliament returns; a legal expert says that Catholic schools could be compelled to emphasise the validity of ‘equal marriage.’

Scottish Catholic Observer editor Liz Leydon questions validity of Scottish Government’s same-sex ‘marriage’ consultation on Scotland Tonight (video).

Archbishop Vincent Nichols of Westminster is one of the leaders of the seven largest Christian churches in England coming together for a special service for the 2012 Guild.

VATICAN AND INTERNATIONAL

Young Lebanese see Vatican decision to go ahead with Papal visit as sign of hope, encouragement to stay in troubled region.

Where does the time go? First anniversary of World Youth Day in Madrid (video).

Vatican win: US Judge says priests are not employees.

The fate of an 11-year-old Christian girl with Down’s Syndrome in Pakistan accused of burning Muslim texts hangs on a medical report confirming that she is mentally disabled.

US Catholics are praying both Catholic vice presidential candidates will have a religious epiphany.

Argentinean bishop condemns euthanasia for patient in coma.

Henry Herx dies at 79; reviewed films from Catholic perspective.

OPINION

Lord Falconer: My heart goes out to my friend Tony Nicklinson, but the law must NEVER allow anyone to kill  another person.

AND FINALLY

Pope Benedict XVI will will bless Harley-Davidson bikes at the Vatican next June as part of the US manufacturer’s 110th anniversary.

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