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Cross Wires Tuesday headlines

July 28th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Forty five thousand sign up for WYD only a few hours after Pope Francis. Dying for Christianity: Millions at risk amid rise in persecution across the globe. Pope kept up tough work schedule through July, aide discloses. India: nun barred from exam on no headscarf rule. Australian Labor Party moves to dismiss members who oppose same-sex marriage. AND FINALLY Council urged to raise €1.5m to repair Croagh Patrick. —Cross Wires is The Scottish Catholic Observer blog. Follow breaking news from the SCO through the day on Twitter at ... continue reading.

Cross Wires Sunday headlines

July 26th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

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Silence can offer us a healing space

July 24th, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A recent book, by Robyn Cadwallander, The Anchoress, tells the story of young woman, Sarah, who chooses to shut herself off from the world and lives as an Anchoress—like Julian of Norwich.... continue reading.

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Cross Wires Thursday headlines

July 23rd, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

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Cross Wires Wednesday headlines

July 22nd, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

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Cross Wires Tuesday headlines

July 21st, 2015 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

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  • Clergy and parishioners celebrate 50 years of St Columba’s in Cupar.
  • Ian Dunn explores the Knights of St Columba prayer campaign’s July theme of protecting the unborn.
  • In Joe McGrath’s series looking at what happens AFTER THE RESURRECTION, the focus falls on the life and martyrdom of St Stephen.
  • Gerald Warner: Does the Church need a more united voice in order to speak with real authority on the family?
  • St Joseph’s would still be closed, only the arguments would change, says Laureen McIntyre.

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