March 11 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS     print icon print


Cross Wires: Monday headlines

The latest Catholic news from around the globe.


The Catholic Church in Scotland should open its files and publish an audit of abusive priests, according to the former head of the Church’s working party on child protection.

The Catholic Church in Scotland has failed to provide ‘compassionate and pastoral’ support on issues of sexuality, the director of the Scottish Catholic Media Office has said, and it must accept charges of hypocrisy.


Timetable for conclave revealed.

Top contenders to become Pope.

How the Vatican conclave could choose the first superpower Pope.

Chimney raised on Vatican’s Sistine Chapel as conclave nears.

Conclave to elect a new Pope: Interactive video.

Priorities for new Pope: life and the family.

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor asks Faithful to pray for the electors ahead of conclave. (Video).

Benedict XVI praised for Holy Saturday broadcast of Shroud.


London: Candlelit vigil tonight, public meeting to mark Fukushima anniversary.

Over 100 homes burned in anti-Christian rampage in Pakistan.


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


Leave a Reply

latest opinions

Faith and forgiveness in the Democratic Republic of Congo

April 17th, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Reporter Ryan McDougall explains why we shouldn't forgot about SCIAF's...

The virtue of patience will see us all through

March 30th, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

James Bundy finds lessons from the saints for the present...

Rich lessons to be learned from an unsought sabbatical

March 30th, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Fr Ronald Rolheiser explains why we must show love to...

We must remember the victory of Easter

March 30th, 2020 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Fr Jim Clarke says it is important that we remember...

Social media

Latest edition


exclusively in the paper

  • Unite in prayer against the virus, Paisley bishop pleads
  • Papal award recognises 60 years of Faithful service
  • Catholic high school leads trend with positive outcomes for pupils
  • New memorials celebrate Croy’s proud mining heritage
  • Top Catholic university rolls out programme in Scotland

Previous editions

Previous editions of the Scottish Catholic Observer newspaper are only available to subscribed Members. To download previous editions of the paper, please subscribe.

note: registered members only.

Read the SCO