Church News Ireland – December 18

Image of the day – St Patrick’s Parish Church, Broughshane

+People and places
An Bíobla Naofa presented to St Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Cork
Colm and Bronagh called with Black Santa on their wedding day
Good practice highlighted in Eco–Congregation Ireland recent newsletter

+News Reports
Australian Anglican Church defrocks former Archbishop of Perth for failing to deal appropriately with allegations of sexual abuse of children
NI leads rest of the UK on donations to good causes
Christians close to dipping below half of population for first time

Paisleyism in the DUP has outlasted its founder, but it is now all but dead
by Sam McBride

+Poem for today
When all the others were away at Mass by Seamus Heaney

Click here – CNI December 18