May 22 – Evening News briefs

An overview of reports which emerged today. CLICK HERE - CNI -News briefs May 22

CNI WWW News – May 21 @ 09.00 am

Links to eight reports on issues in Ireland, six on faith issues in GB & Trump and Islam. CLICK HERE - CNI -WWW News May 22copy

NEWS – MAY 22

President Higgins to visit Pope today  -  Pope Tawadros of Egypt visits Meath  -  C of I cleric reignites Foster 'blonde' debate with 'explosives' comment  -  Canon Becomes a Fryer for Christian Aid  -  Canadian woman will make history at Clonard Novena  -  New Willowfield Parish community facilities officially opened  -  Trump nominates Callista Gingrich US ambassador to the Holy See  -  Today in Christian History. CLICK HERE -  CNI -NEWS MAY 22

CNI WWW News review – May 21 @ 02.00 pm

C of I cleric enters north's 'blonde' dispute, New Scout centre opened in Dublin, Scots General Assembly and other GB and world news. CLICK HERE - CNI -WWW news May 21

CNI WWW News May 20 @ 09.00 am

President of Ireland to meet Pope on Monday. Plus Education, politics and faith - Irish, GB and Global sources. Click here - CNI -WWW News May 20

NEWS – May 20

Mothers’ Union ’Tour of the North’ celebrates 130 years of service  -  Time to ask the really big questions, Moderator at Dublin City University Exam service  -  Kilmore youth pilgrimage to Knock  -  Dublin city wide chaplaincy team commissioned  -  Pope Francis’s words of compassion for Huntington’s sufferers have been a long time coming  -  Today in Christian History, May 20. CLICK HERE  -  CNI -NEWS MAY 20

May 19 – Evening News briefs

A  quick over view of reports which emerged today. CLICK HERE - CNI -PM News May 19

CNI WWW News review – May 19 @ 09.45 am

Education, politics and faith - Irish, GB and Global sources. Click here - CNI -WWWNews May 19

News – May 19

Egypt's Orthodox Coptic Pope makes historic visits to the UK and Ireland  -  Church of England rebukes breakaway conservative parish  -  Historic proposals for Anglican and Methodist unity in USA  -  In the community for the community: the vision shaping new Willowfield church facilities  -  Today in Christian History. CLICK HERE - CNI -News May 19

May 18 – Evening News briefs

A  quick overview of reports which emerged today. CLICK HERE - CNI -Evening, May 18

CNI MEDIA REVIEW May 18 @ 08.45 am

Edna Kenny ready to bow out, 50 murders linked to Kingsmills massacre at inquest,BBC Newspaper review and other UK and international news leads. CLICK HERE - CNI -MEDIA REVIEW, MAY 18

NEWS – May 18

Presbyterian Kid’s Big Day Out plays it by ear… -  Costs, funding and targets of extended Willowfield Parish Halls  -  St Mary’s Church in Crumlin, Dublin, celebrates 75 years  -  New community of the Servant Sisters starts in Roscommon  -  C of I Men’s Society to visit Bellaghy Bawn  -  Prince Charles warns social media is stoking religious divisions during Oxford visit  -  Kirk to host politicians at hustings event  -  ‘I will say what I think' says Pope ahead of Trump meeting . Click here -  CNI -NEWS, MAY 18

CNI PRESS WATCH – As Catholic influence in Ireland wanes, some hope abortion will be legalized

Currently, abortion in Ireland is only legal if the pregnant woman’s life is at risk, including risk of suicide. Each year, more than 3,000 women travel to the U.K. to terminate pregnancies,, Karen Huber writes on RNS. CLICK HERE - CNI -PRESS WATCH May 18

May 17 – Evening News briefs

A  quick over view of reports which emerged today. CLICK HERE  -CNI -Evening briefs

CNI MEDIA REVIEW May 17 @ mid-day

Today's selection of news reports. Future of church in Ireland questioned, abortion issue in Ireland. Trump son to atttend Episcopa Church school. CLICK HERE - CNI -MEDIA REVIEW, MAY 17

NEWS – May 17

Willowfield Parish Church ready to open magnificent new facilities  -  Kinghan Church: Service of Celebration for 160 years ministry with deaf and hard of hearing  -  Girls’ Friendly Society to celebrate 140th anniversary  -  Large Congregation pays tribute to Former Dean of St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin  -  Labour waters down Northern Ireland abortion pledge  -  English Catholic Bishops emphasise protection of EU citizens’ rights in general election guidance  -  Scots General Assembly: Syrian Minister's travel ban overturned -  Today in Christian History.  Click here -  CNI -NEWS, MAY 17

News update at 7.00 pm

Six news briefs from Ireland and beyond

CNI MEDIA REVIEW , May 17 @ 10.00 am

Irish, UK and global review. CLICK HERE - CNI -MEDIA REVIEW, MAY 16

NEWS – May 16

Schools Choir of the Year a success at Belfast Cathedral  -  Inter-church street by street outreach in Bangor West  -  Lisburn cathedral big breakfast fundraiser for Ugandan children  -  Down & Dromore kids get “Powered Up” for praise party  -  Belfast service marks International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia  -  A quarter of ‘non-religious’ Britons admit to praying  -  Seafarer mental health branded 'a serious concern'  -  Today in Christian History. Click here -  CNI -NEWS, MAY 16

CNI PRESS WATCH – Brexit will not break up the Union

Covers a range of key points: EU funding to Northern Ireland represents 1 per cent of Westminster funding; EU policy and Trump will attack companies using sweetheart tax deals in Republic hitting the Irish economy hard. Queen's University Professor Paul Bew, an influential member of the Lords, writes for Policy Exchange. CLICK HERE - CNI -PRESS WATCH, MAY 16

MEDIA REVIEW – May 15 @ 10.00 am

Education strike warning in NI, Corks Jews, Rise in C of E church attendances, Fatima. Click here - CNI -MEDIA ,MAY 15

NEWS – May 15

Beatification of John Sullivan highlights need for reconciliation and God’s grace in Ireland, C of I archbishop  -  Nigerian Archbishop appointed papal nuncio to Ireland  - Presbyterian presence at Balmoral 2017  -  Archbishop Clarke renewing Far Eastern mission link  -  St John's Church, Kilkenny celebrates 200th anniversary  -  New Book by C of I Primate  -  Waterford’s ecumenical Gospel Choir Sing For Sound  -  Archbishop of Canterbury concludes visit to the Holy Land  -  Today in Christian History. Click here -  CNI -May 15

CNI MEDIA REVIEW – May 14 @ 11.30 am

Today's reports from Ireland and GB. Click here - CNI -MEDIA MAY 14

CNI MEDIA REVIEW – May 13 @ 10.30 am

Today's Irish, GB and  international reports on faith, education and politics. Click here - CNI -MEDIA MAY 13

NEWS – May 13

C of I Bishop of Cork meets Pope Francis  -  C of I Archbishop to take part in unique beatification ceremony today  -  Memorial Service for Dean Victor Griffin  -  Bishop urges Christians to take part in Canterbury prayer initiative  -  Two day Kairos course at Castlewellan  -  Irish vocations link with Pope’s visit to Fatima  -  Justin Welby is a heretic, say breakaway conservative Anglicans -  Today in Christian History. Click here -  CNI -News, May 13

CNI Diary of events and services May 13 – 30

Short reports and details of events throughout Ireland. Click here - CNI -Diary May 13 - 28

PRESS WATCH – Why now? The deeply strange timing of the renegade conservative Anglicans

The leader of my Church is distinguishing himself in the Middle East. Compassionate, astute and politically savvy, he's meeting with spiritual and secular leaders in an attempt to draw attention to important causes, Andy Walton writes on Christian Today. Click here - CNI -Press Watch May 13

CNI MEDIA REVIEW – May 12 @ 09.00 am

Today's review of news reports on faith, education and politics. Click here - CNI - Media Review May 12

NEWS – May 12

By video Pope tells Portuguese people his Fatima visit today is pilgrimage of ‘peace and hope’  -  Labour’s draft manifesto promises to legalise abortion in Northern Ireland  -  Ulster rugby legend Ruan wants you to get on your bike for Tearfund  -  Community grant gives Connor Parish Hall a needed makeover  -  Disadvantaged communities in Burundi given major boost by Mothers' Union  -  News briefs  -  Today in Christian History. Click here - CNI -News, May 12

CNI PRESS WATCH – This latest Church of England schism has an unexpected source

The Church of England’s long schism over homosexuality and the Bible has finally burst into the open with the sudden and unexpected consecration in Newcastle of a bishop outside the Anglican hierarchy who was until last week a curate in a prosperous evangelical church. This is an open challenge to the Church of England and to the authority of the archbishops. It is impossible to ignore, but has come in a way no one was expecting, Andrew Brown writes in The Guardian. Click here - CNI -Press Watch May 12