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Cross Wires: Thursday headlines

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English bishops decry advancement of same-sex ‘marriage ‘ bill. Above, Archbishop Peter Smith of Southwark.

Defend traditional marriage and rights of others, says Vatican official on family.

World’s bishops make progress in abuse response.

Pressure mounts for Richard III’s funeral to be Catholic, not Protestant.


The Prefect of the Vatican Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith praises former Anglicans for their zeal for Catholic Faith.


Funeral of murdered Sheffield church organist Alan Greaves relayed to the nearby St Mary’s Roman Catholic Church.

Mother speaks out against council moves to withdraw free buses for many pupils at Neath and Port Talbot’s sole Catholic secondary school.

New TV series will show Britain in a divine light as Nick Mayhew Smith visits ‘divine sites’ in England, Scotland and Wales.


The Scottish Catholic Education Service helps the Faithful prepare for Lent and Easter.


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  1. Philip M. McGhee says:

    Re; proposed funeral for Richard III, Properly,it should be done accoring to the Sarum Usage of the Roman Liturgy,which was in use in England until 1549 and again during the Marian Restoration. It is somewhat a prolix rite,interesting enough without genuflections. I have looked at some of the texts, and wound up sympathizing with Cranmer,,there was more trouble finding out what to do rather than actually doing it. (Cf. Preface to 1549 Prayerbook)

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