CNI MEDIA REVIEW – March 30 at 09.10

Quick scan today’s news reports about Brexit, faith, politics and education… from Ireland, GB and international with links to full reports. Click here - CNI -Media March 30

NEWS – March 30

New outreach centre opens in Donegal  -  Politicians need to show a little grace, C of I spokesman  -  National Collection this weekend for World Meeting of Families 2018  -  Dean of Derry installed  -  Clogher’s CMS mission partners to speak about project in Kenya  -  South Sudan bishop appeals to Connor diocese  -  Pope Francis demands urgent action to protect civilians in Mosul  -  News briefs & Upcoming events. Click here - CNI -News March 30

CNI MEDIA REVIEW – March 29 at 10.00

NI budget crisis, Garda enquiries, GB starts Brexit …Links to today’s news reports about faith, politics and education… from Ireland and GB and international. Click here - CNI -Media review

NEWS – March 29

Marie Collins thanks members of Vatican commission on abuse for support  -  Church in Wales investigates official complaints into homophobia against gay cleric  -  Pope’s activities in Holy Week and Easter 2017  -  12 News briefs & Upcoming events. Click here - CNI -News March 29

CNI PRESS WATCH – Ireland needs to consider its future in the EU

The Republic looks to have two choices: get special status within the EU or leave the same day as the UK, writes Brian Monteith in The Scotsman. Click here - CNI -PRESS WATCH MAR 29

CNI MEDIA REVIEW – March 28 at 09.45

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CNI NEWS – March 28

Tiny Rathlin Island church is rededicated following renovations  -  St Patrick’s Choristers raise the roof for Diocesan Housing Appeal  -  Archbishop Eamon Martin says the Catholic Church does not want an Irish theocracy   -  Meath & Kildare team to visit and learn from Leprosy Mission in India  -  C of I bishop speaks at The Gran’s Novena of Hope  -  Funding boost for Mount Merrion Parish Church, Belfast  -  Earth Hour: The world goes dark  -  Cork commissioning of lay assistants at the Eucharist. Click here - CNI -News March 28

CNI PRESS WATCH – As Stormont crashes another devolution deadline, can the Churches point a way to reconciliation?

The Church of Ireland Archbishop of Armagh, Dr Richard Clarke, and Dr Eamon Martin, his Catholic counterpart. make an unlikely stage act, and are unlikely to trouble the organisers of Glastonbury or the Proms, William Scholes writes in The Irish News. Click here - CNI -Press Watch March 28

CNI MEDIA REVIEW – March 27 at 09.45

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CNI NEWS March 27

Baby Basics Belfast: mission’s new initiative to support new mothers  -  The Priests album Alleliua to be re-released in time for Easter  -  Jesus, Florence Nightingale and Thomas Aquinas feature in new titles by SPCK  -  7 pages of News briefs & Upcoming events. Click here - CNI -News March 27

CNI PRESS WATCH – Martin McGuinness inspires our home-grown jihadists

Simon Heffer writing in The Sunday Telegraph - I wouldn’t dream of crediting the murderer Adrian Ajao, also known as Khalid Masood, with a sense of irony, but his choice of last week for his horrific attack on the public, police and Parliament suggested he might have had one .Click here - CNI -Press March 27

CNI PRESS WATCH – A Catholic farewell: A funeral in Northern Ireland recalls religion’s power to divide and unite

With statesmen like Bill Clinton looking on, ancient supplications for the dead were offered on March 23rd over the coffin of Martin McGuinness, the Northern Irish paramilitary turned politician. In the annals of a city with a rich and chequered religious history, this was a most unusual Catholic funeral, The Economist comments. Click here - CNI -PRESS Marchn26.1

CNI MEDIA REVIEW – March 26 at 14.30

Links to today’s news reports about faith, politics and education… from Ireland and GB and international. Click here - CNI -Media March 26

CNI Media Review – March 25 at 10.00

Quick scan today’s news reports about faith, politics and education… from Ireland, GB and international with links to full reports. Click here - CNI -Media March 25

News – March 25

Churches should turn off lights for Earth Hour today  -  Welsh Bishop forced to quit after backing gay cleric Jeffrey John in Church homophobia row  -  Bishop of Sheffield: Joint statement by Archbishops of Canterbury and York  -  Lots of tears at Westminster inter-church prayer services after terror attack  -   Giving Syrians full refugee status Is the right thing to do, Says Christian Aid  -   Pope Francis wants Romero sites to be places of pilgrimage  -  News briefs & Upcoming events. Click here - CNI -News March 25

Press Watch – Sinn Féin’s Brexploitation may secure border poll within years

Speaking in Washington last week on the subject of Brexit and a united Ireland, Gerry Adams said: "History has presented us with an unprecedented opportunity to advance this entirely legitimate and logical objective. Let's not waste it”, Newton Emerson writes in The Irish News. Click here - CNI -PRESS WATCH 2 MARCH 24

PRESS WATCH – A sombre and resolute moment … then it’s back to debating incinerators

Michael Deacon in the Daily Telegraph’s parliamentary sketch describes Westminster’s tribute on Thursday following the terror attack. Click here - CNI -Press WatchMarch 24

CNI MEDIA REVIEW – March 24 at 09.30

McGuinness funeral, Westminster reaction to terrorist attack, GB and World news reports. Click here - CNI -Media March 24

NEWS – March 24

London attack: Archbishop of Canterbury responds in House of Lords  -  Dublin prayers for Westminster  -  Pope Francis says he is 'deeply saddened' by Westminster attack  -  Interfaith response from Scotland  -  Theologian and philosopher Marilyn McCord Adams dies  -  C of I Bishops’ Appeal crisis appeal for East Africa  -  International recognition of pastoral care education in Cork  -  Bishop of Llandaff appointment: statement  -  News briefs & Upcoming events. Click here - CNI -News March 24

PRESS WATCH – As Catholics and Anglicans come together, the Church of England pulls apart

In many ways, the Catholic Church and the Anglican Communion are on closer terms than they have ever been in their history. Despite this relationship, the situation for Anglo-Catholics in the Church of England itself is getting worse: An Anglo-Catholic bishop withdrew his nomination as the Anglican Bishop of Sheffield due to protests over his opposition to the ordination of women, Fr. Dwight Longenecker writes in Crux. Click here - CNI -Press Watch March 24

CNI Media Review – March 23 at 10.00

McGuiness funeral, Westminster terror attack and links to Irish, GB and Global headline reports. Click here - CNI -Media review March 23

NEWS – March 23

Archbishop of Canterbury to make high-level, 12 day trip to the Holy Land  -  Welsh MPs blast Church over 'homophobic' treatment of gay cleric Jeffrey John  -  C of E bishop appoints liaison officer for LGBT community  -  Pope Francis begs forgiveness for ‘sins and failings’ of Church during Rwandan genocide  -  Church Banner Workshop a success for Cork children’s ministry group  -  Limerick Pipe Organ Festival  -  Parishes in Cork and Dromore dioceses connect on local community needs  -  Prize for Kinsale school  -  News briefs & Upcoming events. Click here - CNI -News March 23

PRESS WATCH – Thank you for all the laughs, Martina, and for showing us a side Sinn Fein tries to conceal

We should be grateful when republicans reveal their true face, writes Ruth Dudley Edwards in the Belfast Telegraph. Click here - CNI -Press Watch March 23

BOOK BRIEF – Buried Lives: The Protestants of Southern Ireland by Robin Bury

A new book about Protestants south of the Border dwells too much on the negative and exaggerates their isolation, writes Kim Bielenberg in The Irish Independent. Click here -  CNI -Book brief March 23

CNI Media Review – March 22 at 09.30

Irish news still dominated by death of Martin McGuinness, in GB a second cathedral chapter supports Dean Jeffrey Johns, and internationally the Pope has a word of advice for young people. Click here - Media review - March 22

NEWS – March 22

CAI’s new logo reflects aims and aspirations  -  Relic of patron saint of Luxembourg to be housed in Carlow Cathedral  -  Swapping stories round a campfire at the DRY Weekend  -  Down & Dromore woman on Mothers’ Union team at United Nations’ Commission on the Status of Women  -  High Hopes Choir to perform at European Parliament  -  C of I Parishioner chosen as Grand Marshall of Fermoy’s St Patrick’s Day Parade  -  Christ Church, Bessbrook celebrates 150 years  -  Statement by the Chapter of St Albans Cathedral  -  News briefs & Upcoming events. Click here - CNI -News March 22

Church leaders pay tribute to Martin McGuinness, MLA

Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland, Archbishop Eamon Martin; The Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland,The Most Revd Dr Richard Clarke; Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church, Rt. Rev. Dr. Frank Sellar; The Archbishop of Dublin, the Most Revd Dr Michael Jackson; The Bishop of Derry,  Donal McKeown; The Bishop of Derry & Raphoe, Rt Rev Ken Good; and Peter Lynas, Northern Ireland director of the Evangelical Alliance. Click here - CNI -MMcG Leaders March 22

CNI PRESS WATCH – Martin McGuinness helped broker peace, but he lacked the moral courage to publicly repent

The passing of Martin McGuinness represents difficult territory for the Catholic Church in Ireland, Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith writes in The Catholic Herald. Click hereCNI -Press Watch March 22

CNI MEDIA REVIEW – March 21 at 09.30

Death of Martin McGuinness dominates Irish media; Cross Party criticism of BBC bias on Brexit; Links to today’s news reports about faith, politics and education… from Ireland, GB and international. Click here - CNI -Media March 21

NEWS – March 21

Cistercian College Roscrea to remain open after €1.5 million rescue plan  -  ‘Can’t Cook Won’t Cook’ clergy of Middletown churches fund 3 defibrillators  -  Stew and shamrock in Garvagh inter-church blessing  -  Former president says it’s ‘no time for silence’ on migrant rights  -  Presbyterian history society  lecture on Secession Church  -  First ever Dublin and Glendalough schools choir competition to mark 800 anniversary  -  Patrick’s Mysterious Adventure draws crowds Belfast  -  Churches claiming from RHI scheme  -  Former Queen's Chaplain quits 'liberal' C of E  -  Jeffrey John calls out hypocrisy amongst bishops. Click here - CNI -News March 21