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Cross Wires: Monday headlines

The latest Catholic news from home and abroad.

The Scottish Conservatives have been criticised after Jeffrey Donaldson MP (below centre), a member of the Orange Order, who campaigned against the Good Friday Agreement and has argued against repealing legislation that bars Catholics from the throne, was a special guest at a party donors’ event.


Thousands of people have gathered in Omagh yesterday at a rally to mark the death of Ireland police officer Ronan Kerr.


Claims  Church ‘forced Mother Teresa (above) out of west Belfast’


Fr Stephen Powers, from Jesuit Refugee Services, fears the Home Office cuts in advice and reception services for newly arrived asylum seekers by more than 60 per cent will have a very detrimental effect on the lives of some very vulnerable people.


Pope Benedict XVI says Christ breaks down wall of death.


Rio buries school shooting dead, Pope ‘appalled’


A former Belgian bishop who resigned a year ago after admitting to having abused his nephew has left the country to ‘undergo a period of spiritual and psychological treatment,’ the Vatican’s embassy in Brussels said Saturday.


Archbishop Fitzgerald: New Egypt an opportunity for Christians.


“With less than half of the billions that are expected to be spent on nuclear energy it might be possible to deliver electricity in every city and every house in India,”  Fr Ambrose Pinto, a theologian and Jesuit who has dedicated himself to the poor and the excluded, told MISNA.



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

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