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Cross Wires: Tuesday headlines

US monk raises concerns over new Missal; Calls for Pope and Italian Prime Minister to support gypsy community after fatal fire; Holy Father training and education were some of the most pressing challenges that the Church; Archbishop Vincent Nichols supports Marriage Week...

Benedictine monk raises concerns over new English translation of Roman Missal (above) in an open letter to US Catholic Bishops


The Magnificat publishing house is teaming with the US bishops’ conference to supply ‘pew cards’ with the new translation of the Roman Missal, which will begin to be used this Advent.


Hindus want Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and Pope Benedict XVI to visit the grieving Roma (Gypsy) family, whose four children were burnt alive on Sunday in Rome outskirts, and offer them support.


Pope Benedict XVI has said training and education were some of the most pressing challenges that the Church and its institutions are called upon to address.


The Pontifical Council for Health Care Ministry honored Fr Peter Scott, advisor for health care chaplaincy to Archbishop Vincent Nichols of Westminster.


French Carmelite to preach Lenten Retreat at the Vatican


The second letter, from 1984, is being cited as new evidence that the Vatican had a policy of encouraging bishops to withhold evidence of priestly misconduct.


Marriage Week began with tango in Parliament. Archbishop Vincent Nichols said: “I welcome the launch of Marriage Week UK since it provides the opportunity for us to focus on this important and vital relationship within our society. Marriage and family is the bedrock of society. This week offers couples the opportunity also to celebrate their marriages and strengthen their love.”


Tributes were paid last night following the death of the pilot who flew Pope John Paul II to Ireland on his famous visit in 1979.


Veteran actor Sir Anthony Hopkins says he believes in the concept of God and admits his role as a priest in The Rite made him evaluate his faith.


Archbishop in Japan calls for pause in Neocatechumenal activity


A Catholic Church official in the Philippines yesterday warned the Department of Health (DOH) against distributing condoms to couples on Valentine’s Day, saying this may further increase the risk of Filipinos contracting Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS).


—Cross Wires is the Scottish Catholic Observer newspaper’s blog

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