Archive for September, 2010

Cross Wires moves location

September 5, 2010
    Find the Cross Wires blog, coming soon under opinion on the relaunched Scottish Catholic Observer website. Visit http://www.sconews.co.uk from September 3.

Thursday headlines: New president for Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity; Pope says Church always needs ‘female genius’; Altar images for beatification Mass released

September 2, 2010

The Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity is not an entity independent from the Pope, its new president confirmed on Wednesday. Archbishop Kurt Koch spoke with L’Osservatore Romano newspaper about some of the highlights from his meetings with the Pope this past week.
http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/archbishop-koch-pledges-unity-with-pope-as-he-assumes-new-vatican-post/

Vatican: Pope: the Church is always in need of ‘feminine genius.’ In his general audience, Pope Benedict XVI begins to describe the female figures who played a ‘valuable role’ in the Church, speaking of Hildegard of Bingen, the medieval mystic, writer, counsellor of bishops and princes.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYk9hXGs41Y

Three images of the altar for the beatification of Cardinal Newman in Cofton Park have been released.
http://www.thepapalvisit.org.uk/News-and-Media/Latest-News/Images-of-the-Beatification-Altar

ITV1 to air Tonight special on Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to Britain. Julie Etchingham to front show but, unlike BBC, broadcaster will not alter schedule to air live coverage of the Papal trip
http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2010/sep/01/pope-benedict-itv-uk-visit <http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2010/sep/01/pope-benedict-itv-uk-visit

Archbishop Vincent Nichols of Westminster has distanced himself from an aide who said gay rights and the commercialisation of sex had turned Britain into a ‘selfish, hedonistic wasteland’ and ‘the geopolitical epicentre of the culture of death’. The comments were made by Edmund Adamus, director of pastoral affairs at the diocese of Westminster and an adviser to the Archbishops Nichols.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/sep/01/archbishop-aide-britain-hedonistic-wasteland

Tony Blair ‘distorted’ the truth to prevent the collapse of the Northern Ireland peace process, he admits in his memoir, A Journey.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/politics/tony-blair/7974784/Tony-Blair-concealed-full-truth-to-save-Northern-Ireland-peace-talks.html

A collection of historic manuscripts which document the establishment of the Protestant church in Scotland have gone on display in Edinburgh.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-11150337

Shimon Peres will reportedly travel to Italy for a meeting with Pope Benedict XVI at the latter’s summer residence.
http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=312520

Injury prevents Dunkeld Bishop from joining Papal visit

September 1, 2010

BISHOP Vincent Logan of Dunkeld announced today that he has been forced to withdraw from all events organised to mark the visit of Benedict XVI to Britain.

Bishop Logan has a broken shoulder and has reluctantly made his decision on the advice of his doctors.

“I am deeply sorry to have to make this announcement, but I have to adhere to the medical advice I have been given,”  he said.

“I will most certainly join in prayer with everyone, at every event, throughout the four days Pope Benedict is with us, and I feel sure that all of us will be enriched and encouraged by his presence among us.”