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Cross Wires: Thursday breaking news

The latest Catholic and ecumenical news and views

General audience: Holy Father (above) talked about purpose of Second Vatican Council. (Video).

Vatican to UN: Majority vote does not always equate to a just law. (Video).

Experts from Europe and the United States will speak at an international conference focusing on the life of Pope John Paul I and his brief pontificate October 12-13.

A Stormont inquiry into institutional abuse in Northern Ireland is to begin work on October 1 examining the extent of child abuse in Catholic Church and state-run institutions.

Irish Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has urged the Church to publicly support the referendum on children’s rights.

US bishop offers ‘ten ways Catholics can live Year of Faith.’

US bishops urge Catholic participation in Respect for Life Month.

The Bollywood film Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal (Laugh, be happy), to be released tomorrow has been labeled ‘blasphemous, an offense against Christian faith and the Faithful’s feelings.’


The Anglican Bishop of Norwich has told the BBC he is ‘hoping and praying’ that God does not choose him as the next Archbishop of Canterbury.

The Orange Order has changed its policy on engagement with residents’ groups to discuss contentious parades.


Catholic voting guide indicates that it is a sin to vote for US President Obama.

Top German court backs Catholic Church against religious tax opt-outs.


Francis Bacon ‘screaming pope‘ painting to be sold at auction.

—Cross Wires is The Scottish Catholic Observer blog

Comments - One Response

  1. Philip M. McGhee says:

    Re: Catholic and Democrats. It is hardly surprising that Catholics (and Jews) are staring to feel uncomfortable the Democratic party. Their convention can only be described as an orgy of animosity towards Catholic moral positions. Caroline Schlossberg,expressed support for reproduuctive freedom (i.e abortion,etc.)and while her son,John (JFK’s grandson) gleefully extolled same sex marriage. Most of my Jewish friends have expressed doubts about voting for Obama this year.

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