Irish Catholic bishops respond to Department of Health’s “Terminations of Pregnancy” report

The report…represents a fresh call to conversion for individuals, for the political establishment and for society.

Church of Ireland Gazette back in print

The Church of Ireland Gazette is back in print today having been published in online format only during the height of the Covid-19 restrictions.

“Prayer Stations” erected in Edinburgh church garden

The church building is still closed due to the pandemic

Protesters demand redesign of state flag in USA

Mississippi is removing the Confederate battle flag from state banner. 'In God We Trust' may be added

Irish news digest – July 4

Rector raises £750 with a virtual Tour de France

On the web – July 4

Review of the news media with internet links

Praise for this day

For Unto Us A Child Is Born

Speaking to the soul

Oh, praise the Lord, all you servants of the Lord, you who serve at night in the house of the Lord. Lift your hands toward the sanctuary, and praise the Lord. Psalm 134:1-2 NLT

Churches warned to prepare for ‘tidal wave of poverty’

Christian charity The Trussell Trust has reported an increase in demand for emergency food parcels during the pandemic

Support for Trump slips among white evangelicals

Support for Donald Trump has slipped in one of his core supporter groups - white evangelicals - although most still say they would vote for him.

Cardinal Tong: Key is to maintain unity

In view of the application of the security law in Hong Kong, Cardinal Tong prays that “there will be one flock and one shepherd”.

Irish news digest – July 3

Historic fallen tree to carve out new future

On the web – July 3

Review of the news media with internet links

Praise for this day – Just a closer walk with thee

Speaking to the soul

Instead, I have calmed and quieted myself, like a weaned child who no longer cries for its mother’s milk. Yes, like a weaned child is my soul within me. Psalm 131:2 NLT

Northern Ireland churches put safety first for restart

Rev Mark McConnell of St Patrick’s C of I in Ballymena said It may take a week or two for services to restart

Cathedral altar to display painting depicting a black Jesus

A cathedral in England has placed a painting of the Last Supper featuring a black Jesus above its altar in a show of support for the Black Lives Matter movement.

Pandemic in Ireland One Hundred Years Ago

An archive through the Lens of the Church of Ireland Gazette

Chinese restaurant in town centre to be converted into a church

A Chinese restaurant will soon have a new lease of life as a creative church aimed at young adults.

Irish news digest – July 2

The Big DDYC Camp Out is a big success

On the web – July 2

Review of the news media with internet links

Praise for this day

My Jesus, My Saviour sung by Chelmsford Citadel Songsters

Speaking to the soul

I am counting on the Lord; yes, I am counting on him. I have put my hope in his word. I long for the Lord more than sentries long for the dawn, yes, more than sentries long for the dawn... Psalm 130:5-6 NLT

Mary McAleese condemns Catholic Church for ‘intrinsically evil’ teachings on homosexuality

The former Irish President warned of the damaging impact the church is having on Ireland's younger LGBT community.

Lambeth Awards for Bishops in Derry

Bishop Ken Good and Bishop Donal McKeown are among those honoured by the Archbishop of Canterbury in this year’s Lambeth Awards

Mothers’ Union says “thank you” to Covid-19 key workers in Britain and Ireland

The Britain and Ireland provinces of the Mothers’ Union Anglican mission agency is preparing to say a big “thank you” to key workers in the two countries in an online service on Saturday.

100 Daily Candles later in Belvoir Parish

Candles often accompany birthdays… and the Daily Candle has reached the ripe old age of 100!

On the web – July 1

Review of the news media with web links

Praise for this day – To God Be the Glory

SPEAKING TO THE SOUL

Instead, we will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ, who is the head of his body, the church. Ephesians 4:15 NLT