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Cross Wires: Thursday headlines

The latest Catholic, ecumenical and interfaith news and opinion

TOP STORIES

Grim reports on Pope Benedict XVI’s medical condition.

Anthropological material written by Joseph Ratzinger between 1972 and 2005―before being elected Pope―is being published in the volume Joseph Ratzinger in Communio: Anthropology and Culture.

Cardinal Walter Kasper: “More collegiality needed in the Church.”

UK AND IRELAND

Plymouth’s Bishop Christopher Budd to retire.

Irish Taoiseach’s apology welcomed by Magdalen survivors.

Christ our Morning Star is an evening for Lent in Edinburgh by Notre Dame Sister Magdalen Lawler on March 4.

Religious sense ‘cover-up’ in emphasis on stem cell/embryonic work.

VATICAN AND INTERNATIONAL

Cardinal Bertone reportedly overrules CDF prefect, confirms action against Peruvian university.

Christian fatally shot after an argument over religion in Lahore, capital of Punjab Province in Pakistan.

Andrew Bennett, scholar of Scottish nationalism, appointed Canada’s first ambassador of religious freedom this week.

Deceased natural family planning pioneer ‘inspired us.’

OPINION

The idea of Scotland leaving the UK is worrying for some in Northern Ireland, writes James Maxwell.

AND FINALLY

A key Italian bishop and doctrinal expert has given his green light to integrating yoga and meditation into Catholic spiritual practices.

—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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