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Cross Wires: Thursday headlines

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Scottish petition shows opposition to same-sex ‘marriage’ is being ignored, according to bishops’ spokesman.

Oppose conflict, Pope Benedict XVI tells first general audience after his visit to Lebanon.

Next consistory could be held in November or February.

Australian parliament vote rejects same-sex ‘marriage’.

Catholic official worried about Israel attacks.


Charity Commission: Ruling against Catholic Care should not be overturned.

A north Belfast priest has criticised the Orange Order for excluding residents from talks aimed at finding a resolution to a contentious loyalist march past a Catholic church.


New CDF prefect discusses Church unity, clerical abuse.

Vatican helps launch Church-approved adverts for Catholic websites.


Syrian opposition leader to visit Vatican, meet with Pope.

Political satirist Stephen Colbert and New York Cardinal Timothy M Dolan trade jokes at US university but get serious about faith.

Bishop Dal Covolo: World Youth Day will bear copious fruits for the Church.

4000 crosses representing unborn babies vandalised at US parish.

The continental Major Seminaries in China have welcome 80 new seminarians and 213 religious women.


Deacon Keith Fournier: How I have longed to see Catholic Social Thought liberated.

-Cross Wires is The Scottish Catholic Observer blog.


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