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Cross Wires: Tuesday latest news

Latest Catholic and religious headlines from home and abroad


Today, on the Day for Life: Video testimony from a woman who had an abortion and experienced the healing of a Rachels’ Vineyard retreat, which the Cardinal Winning Pro-Life Initiative in Scotland would like to host.

There has been a great surge of interest from Catholic secondary schools who want to enrol pupils for the new Pope Benedict XVI Caritas Award scheme which has been launched by the Scottish Catholic Education Service on behalf of the bishops of Scotland.–pope-benedict-xvi-caritas-award.html

New director of Missio Scotland.

Vatican sees ‘considerable merit’ in new guidance on the teaching of RE in Scotland’s Catholic schools.

A second Kirk minister has announced that he is to quit the Church of Scotland over its controversial decision to move towards permitting openly homosexual clergy.


Celebrations to mark reopening of St Patrick’s, Soho Square, London.

St Vincent de Paul holds first ever international meeting in Dublin.


Pope Benedict XVI: “Catholicism could not exist without a Marian character, that being Catholic meant belonging to Mary.”

At Liszt concert, Pope remarks on composer’s Faith.


Philippine politician seeks approval for divorce law.

Archbishop Diego Causero, the apostolic nuncio of the Czech Republic, is to represent the Pope in Switzerland.

UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé gives guest lecture at Vatican International Study Meeting on HIV.

Kidnapped Mexican priest found dead.

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

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