September 2 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS     print icon print

7-MARRIAGE

Cross Wires: Monday headlines

The latest Catholic, ecumenical and interfaith news from Scotland and around the world

Faculty of Advocates says Scottish Marriage Bill does not guarantee freedom of conscience.

Pope Francis appoints Archbishop Pietro Parolin as the new Vatican Secretary of State.

Holy Father announces day of fasting for peace for Syria. Full Angelus text.

New Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis calls for ‘real unity‘ in Britain among different faiths.

Leading Catholic charities say UK ‘cannot afford poverty.’

Historic abuse allegations against the Verona Fathers Junior Seminary in Yorkshire.

Cardinal Seán Brady speaks at German celebrations in honour of St Oliver Plunkett.

Nobel prize-winning poet Seamus Heaney dies, aged 74.

Bolton’s Polish Catholic church celebrates 50th anniversary.

OPINION

Mark Sawyer wonders whether the next generation of songwriters, in ‘losing their religion,’ are also losing a vital source of inspiration.

AND FINALLY

Pope bows for Muslim Queen Rania of Jordan in latest display of humility.

 

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

Leave a Reply

latest opinions

Considering the priesthood? Then do not wait for a ‘lightning bolt moment’

February 15th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Finding your vocation is a journey of discernment, but God...


Pope’s visit signals a new era in the Gulf

February 15th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Andrew McFadyen reflects on Pope Francis' visit to the United...


Is the pro-life movement in America too aligned with hypocritical politicians?

February 14th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Following January's March for Life in Washington, Ben Smith argues...


The secular zeal undermining the Sacrament of Confession

February 8th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

GERALD WARNER explores why the Sacrament is under threat in...



Social media

Latest edition

P1-FEB-15-2019

exclusively in the paper

  • Man sentenced over threatening calls to Glasgow priest
  • Priest calls on MSPs to ‘listen with open hearts’
  • Catholic school receives national award for nurture
  • Scotland celebrates feast of Our Lady of Lourdes’
  • Dr harry Schnitker explains how the Church helped resist political philosophies that increased marginalisation and poverty

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