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Cross Wires: Thursday update

The latest Catholic news and comment from home and abroad

NEWS

A 26-year-old man arrested in Scotland last night in connection with the murder of Catholic Constable Ronan Kerr has been brought to Northern Ireland.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-12992788

Cardinal Sean Brady’s (above) remarks and homily of Fr John Skinnader at yesterday’s funeral Mass for Constable Ronan Kerr.

http://www.catholicbishops.ie/2011/04/06/6-april-2011-cardinal-bradys-remarks-homily-fr-john-skinnader-funeral-mass-constable-ronan-kerr/

Audio and video: Totus Tuus the official anthem of the Beatification for John Paul II.

http://www.romereports.com/palio/Totus-Tuus-the-official-anthem-of-the-beatification-for-John-Paul-II-english-3833.html

Polish communist leader claims assassination attempt on Pope John Paul II carried out by Islamic terrorists.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1374035/Pope-John-Paul-II-assassination-attempt-carried-Islamic-terrorists-says-Polish-communist-leader.html#ixzz1ImrizCJJ

Refugees escaping Libya ‘found in sea with gunshot wounds,’ says priest.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/africa/refugees-escaping-libya-found-in-sea-with-gunshot-wounds-2264040.html

Brother of slain Pakistani minister says he forgives murderers.

http://www.catholicnews.com/data/stories/cns/1101369.htm

Caritas Japan quake appeal in full swing.

http://www.ucanews.com/2011/04/06/caritas-japan-quake-appeal-in-full-swing

Vatican treasures, including the Mandylion Of Edessa, to go on display at British Museum.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/british-museum-hopes-to-clean-up-with-the-holy-towel-of-jesus-2263665.html

A group which represents all Catholic schools in Ireland has said there is no question that any Catholic schools will be forced to change patronage against their will.

http://www.rte.ie/news/2011/0406/education.html

COMMENT

James MacMillan on an Extraordinary Form Mass in Amsterdam.

http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/culture/author/jmacmillan/

Shawn Tribe on the Anglican Ordinariate and the Reform of the Reform.

http://www.newliturgicalmovement.org/index.html#8214940647061566460

SOCIAL MEDIA

#CatholicRulesforTwitter began as an April Fool’s prank but one Chicago US parish has issued a real warning.

http://newsblogs.chicagotribune.com/religion_theseeker/2011/04/chicago-catholic-parish-warns-against-facebook.html#more

Seven keys on how Catholics can Google, surf, tweet and blog in a faithful manner.

http://www.osv.com/tabid/7621/itemid/7776/How-to-be-Christian-in-the-digital-world.aspx

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

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