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Cross Wires: Tuesday headlines

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The depth of Conservative, and society’s, divisions over same-sex ‘marriage:’ David Cameron (above) faces being deserted by more than half of his MPs over the issue in today’s vote.

Pope Benedict XVI offers support to pro-life initiative to give legal recognition to human embryos. (Video).

Vatican official thinks Philadelphia World Meeting of Families will be key.

Magdalene report to be published in Ireland this afternoon.


Syrian bishop hopes new patriarch’s experience will save lives.

US Catholic hospital vows to stop arguing that a foetus is not a person.

German cardinal approves ‘morning-after pill’ for rape victims in Catholic hospitals.


Schools invited to sign up to Spirit of Romero Day.


Our Left Foot: Downton Abbey and anti-Catholic snobbery. US catches up with UK on anti-Catholicism.


INSPIRED BY LENTFEST? Wales: church marks Lent with art and music festival.

-Cross Wires is The Scottish Catholic Observer blog. Follow breaking news from the SCO through the day on Twitter at SCO_NEWS.



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  1. Philip M. McGhee says:

    Re: Downtown Abbey: Interestingly enough, I came across this when the “black-out” occurred during the “Super Bowl” in the USA.I decided to switch channels (Our football is somehting like rugby,but played with helmets.) Anyway, it has been always been characteristic of bigotry and tyranny,that the victims are Catholic,Jews, and homosexuals.eg., Henry VIII,Stalin,Hitler. Persecution,whether enforced by law or not does nake for some strange bedfellows. Are the Granthams aware of the origins of their property? And there does seem to be a gay subtheme emerging in the plot. It should be an interesting season.

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