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Cross Wires: Tuesday breaking news

The latest Catholic headlines and views.


Cardinal Wuerl (above) at Synod: ‘Tsunami of Secularism’ has swept the cultural landscape.

Scottish composer James MacMillan has been invited to participate in opening Mass for Year of Faith in Rome.


Join Strong in Faith, the online discussion group for young Catholics in Scotland during the Year of Faith by clicking here.

Priests for Scotland want you to start following Thirty Quotes to Change Your Life on Twitter. Follow ‪#thirtyquotes on ‪@thirtyquotes from Thursday.

Bishop Hugh Gilbert of Aberdeen gave a talk on the Year of Faith to the Newman Association (video).

Mary’s Meals fourth annual World Porridge Day  takes place tomorrow (video).


Former MP Ann Widdecombe rallies Conservatives against same-sex ‘marriage.’

Bishops of England and Wales interns make silent retreat at Loyola Hall.

Chelmsford: Canonesses celebrate 370 years.


David Wiley offers insight and analysis on the Vatican after the Papal bulter trial, BBC World Service today at 3.50pm.


Moral theologian Fr Thomas Berg praises Shinya Yamanaka, the winner of this year’s Nobel Prize in medicine, for helping to ‘put human embryonic stem cell research largely out of business.’ Echoed by Catholics in Europe.

Rome conference on St Massimiliano M Kolbe, a precursor of the New Evangelisation.

-Cross Wires is The Scottish Catholic Observer blog.


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