Today’s overview of news reports with links
Renowned Bible preacher remembered
Jacob Rees-Mogg: The United Kingdom will quit the EU as one country, whatever Brussels might desire
Ben Lowry: Rees-Mogg is right to call out Dublin on its tough EU tactics
Taoiseach is ‘cherry picking’ elements of Belfast Agreement
The principle of consent to constitutional change in Northern Ireland has been overlooked by the Irish Government, the Ulster Unionist Party leader said.
Prime Minister May’s Brexit speech ‘basis for moving forward,’ says DUP’s Foster
Come to parliament, Sinn Féin, as saviours of Ireland
Belfast to host premiere of film highlighting country’s growing suicide epidemic
PSNI establish task force to handle Father Finnegan abuse claims
Nolan tells paedophiles ‘we are coming to get you’
BBC presenter accused of bias over Father Finnegan reporting
Bishop of Dromore was right to resign. Others should take note GB Catholic Herald
BBC News: Newspaper headlines: Theresa May’s Brexit warning and ‘hash in the attic’
From 5-23 March the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) will hold its first public hearing into the Church of England, focusing on the diocese of Chichester as a case study. The first week’s timetable has just been published. See further reports below
Report on the submission by the CofE and the Archbishop of Canterbury’s financial education initiative, the Just Finance Foundation, to the Government’s review of PSHE and sex education in schools. The Church advocates for a greater emphasis on financial education for younger children. The Archbishop of Canterbury is quoted.
Preview pieces on the investigation into the Anglican Church in England and Wales by the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) which starts its first public hearing this Monday (March 5). The hearing will focus on the diocese of Chichester as a case study (see News from Church of England above)
Report that Meghan Markle will make her first public appearance with The Queen later this month at the annual Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey.
Article on the provenance of the Easter egg, examining to what extent the chocolate treats’ association with Easter has declined through time.
Report of continuing Police investigation into internet trolling of staff at St John’s CofE School in Canterbury.
Further updates on the arrangements for the forthcoming wedding of Meghan Markle to Prince Harry at St George’s Chapel, Windsor.
Report that during recent bad weather, Newcastle Cathedral opened overnight as an emergency shelter for the homeless. Volunteers came forward to support the initiative following a social media campaign. Canon Claire MacLaren, is quoted.
Piece on the role of Godparents. Dr Sandra Millar, Head of Life Events at the CofE, is quoted.
Comment – Janet Street-Porter opinion piece offering solutions to the decline in the number of marriages taking place in church.
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