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The majority of child sex abuse is carried out by family or friends and up to 85 percent goes unreported, a study says.

Australian commission will allow lawyers for Cardinal Pell (above) to question accusers.

World Catholic Education Congress: “It is through education that horrors can be overcome.”

Dorothy Day’s granddaughter urges Catholics to speak out against war, injustice.

Fr Lombardi: ‘Utmost confidence’ in Italian security for Jubilee Year of Mercy.

US and Vatican respond to escalating Burundi crisis.

Pope: Widows are image of Church seeking to stay faithful.


How does a Catholic prepare for Christmas?

Want to lose the War on Christmas? Surrender Advent.


Vatican Christmas stamps feature manuscript painting of Holy Family.

—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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