Daily Media Briefing 16 October 2012
Good Morning from the Church of England Communications Office
Daily Briefing for Tuesday 16th October 2012
Church of England website: http://www.churchofengland.org
Issued at 08.40 by NC
Nicholas Ridley and Hugh Latimer, bishops, martyrs, 1555
Tomorrow: Ignatius, bishop, martyr, c.107
Proposals to absorb the services of two specialist health watchdogs into the Care Quality Commission to save half a million pounds per year have been criticised by the Mission and Public Affairs (MPA) Council. For further information, see end of briefing or go to:
Clergy perform thousands of emergency pastoral services in the community every year, prompting Church House Publishing to compile the essentials for pastoral ministry in a portable, easy-reference volume. For further information, see end of briefing or go to:
3. Today's press coverage
Guard p29 (letters)
Letter from the Dean of St Paul's Cathedral, the Very Revd David Ison, under the headline "St Paul's is moving on - and we hope that Occupy will too".
Even Stand p15
Actor Simon Callow writes under the headline, "Marriage is a promise of love unending. It's my right".
Comment from Virginia Ironside; Women who have late abortions are not monsters.
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Comment from Virginia Ironside; The man who died and went to heaven, based on reports of neurosurgeon, Eben Alexander.
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Times p25 Rt Revd Michael Nazir-Ali, Most Revd Kevin McDonald, Tom Blackburn, Adam Walker, Revd William Taylor
You can't ignore opponents by putting them in the 'God slot'.
Tel p23 Nigel Price