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Cardinal Keith O’Brien (above left) has said that Jimmy Savile (above right) should lose his Papal honour but Church cannot rescind Papal Knighthood.

Pope Benedict XVI’s homily at Mass concluding the XIII Ordinary Assembly of the Synod of Bishops (full text).

Video: Pope’s angelus: praying for areas affected by Hurricane Sandy in the Caribbean.

Suicide bomber attacks Catholic church in Nigeria, killing seven, wounding more than 100, condemned by the president and the speaker of the House of Representatives.

Outspoken Irish cleric Fr Brian D’Arcy says marriage would have made him a ‘better priest.’

Acting Provincial Superior of the Divine Word Missionaries pays tribute to the late Reverend Reverend Brother Paul Hurley SVD, former editor of The Word, the magazine of the Divine Word Missionaries (SVD).


Actor Christian Bale honours blind activist Chen Guangcheng, denounces forced abortion in China.

–Cross Wires is The Scottish Catholic Observer blog.


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