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Cross Wires: Thursday update

The latest Catholic news and comment from home and abroad


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.


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


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


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


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


Brother of slain Pakistani minister says he forgives murderers.


Caritas Japan quake appeal in full swing.


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


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.



James MacMillan on an Extraordinary Form Mass in Amsterdam.


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



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


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


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

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