January 21 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS     print icon print


Cross Wires: Tuesday breaking news

The latest Catholic and ecumenical headlines and opinion during the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

An influential aide to Pope Francis urges the Vatican doctrine chief to be more flexible about reforms.

Ukip sends Scots chairman for anti-sectarianism counseling.

The St Vincent de Paul Society receives (above) Prime Minister David Cameron’s Big Society award today for its work across England and Wales.

Cardinal-elect Vincent Nichols calls for prayers for Syria.

Cardinal Koch: Christian unity is more than acknowledging one another. (Video).

Pope Francis: be open to the Gospel and to God’s surprises.

The Holy Father yesterday expressed his thanks the Vatican Public Security force.

Italian Police re-arrest Vatican monsignor already on trial over money.

Plans to have King Alfred buried in Westminster Catherdral.

Wind farm plan for Church of England-owned land.


Does Vatican Insider have the inside scoop on Medjugorje ?


—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

Catholics must fight for environmental justice, but reject anti-human policies of extreme campaigners

October 18th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Brandon McGinley finds divine purpose in environmental action....

All roads lead to Rome

October 18th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A pilgrimage to the canonisation of Cardinal Newman has Fr...

Grassroots movement needed to safeguard our Catholic schools

October 11th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Ordinary Catholics must not take for granted the gift our...

The many roads that lead to Christ can be both funny and fulfilling

October 4th, 2019 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Fr Jamie McMorrin gives an insight into the curiosities of...

Social media

Latest edition


exclusively in the paper

  • SCIAF recieves £100,000 boost from Scottish Government
  • Priest to give talk on Jesus in the Koran
  • Everyone’s a winner as Trinity High takes on 5K run
  • Setting out a plan for a Catholic Gaelic conference
  • Parish enlists MP’s support over Home Office visa dispute

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