Daily Media Briefing: Monday October 15
Good Morning from the Church of England Communications Office
Teresa of Avila, teacher of the faith, 1582
Tomorrow: Nicholas Ridley and Hugh Latimer, bishops, martyrs, 1555
1. News from CofE
Statement from Secretary General on new Director of Forward in Faith
The Secretary General of the Church of England, Mr. William Fittall, has issued a statement in response to the announcement that Dr. Colin Podmore has been appointed as the new Director of Forward in Faith.
Statement from The Church Commissioners concerning Sir Stuart
Bell MP who died on Saturday
2. Today's press coverage
Report that Archbishop Sentamu has visited the South African mining belt
Guard p 4, Times p 18, Tel p 17, Ip3 & 21, Mail
p11, Exp p4, Sun p19, Mirror p11, Metro
p31, Star p8, City AM p4, BBC online
Reports that four female protestors from "Occupy" chained themselves to the pulpit in St Pauls Cathedral, London during Evensong.
Guard p24 & 26
Comment (Giles Fraser) and Editorial on above.
Tel p16, Times p19
Reports on research on the popularity of England's cathedrals.
Telegraph - no link
Mail p24, Exp p30, BBC on line
Reports of the Revd Paul Peverell, of Christ Church, Gt Ayton, N Yorkshire, giving ten pounds to members of this Harvest Festival congregation
Comment item written by artist Tracy Emin on Gay marriage: "The Church should not be happy to exclude".
Tel p14, Metro p21
Reports that Britain's biggest abortion provider has launched a "pro-choice campaign in response to ministerial comments over cuts in the time limit for termination".
Tel p25 & 28
Comment by Dr Max Pemberton and Editorial on above
Guard p 1
Reports that the front pages of Britain's newspapers deploy "sexist stereotypes, humiliating photographs of women, and male bylines".
"Lambeth Agenda" from The Rt Revd John Bickersteth
"Faith and Tradition" from Peter Nancarrow
"Ethical issues and basis of beliefs" from Aidan Reynolds
Guard p31, Times p43
Sir Stuart Bell
3. Top Weekend Stories
Comment "If not a woman Archbishop, at least an Archbishop for women, please"
Independent on Sunday p40
Paul Vallely on "The ultimate heroism is forgiving the enemy"
Mail on Sunday P48
News report "Schools urged to ditch Dickens and Austen for a good Trollope"
Sunday Telegraph p24
News feature "Winstons bitter war with the BBC" with ref to coronation and Archbishop of Canterbury
Sunday Times p10
Chris Woodhead column "Gove is duty bound to axe GCSEs as soon as he can" with ref to faith schools
News report "Why a Bible belt conservative spent a year pretending that he was gay"
Sunday Times p7
News feature on the afterlife "A top neuroscientist insists his near-death experience is proof of the afterlife."
Sunday Telegraph p27 (scroll down link)
"A balanced choice" from Rev Dr Marcus BrayBrooke re next Archbishop of Canterbury
Sunday Telegraph p27
"The Church could solve this sticky situation itself" from various with ref to jam jars
Daily Star p13
News report "God? A greater chance of aliens" with ref to a recent survey that shows more people believe in aliens than God
Financial Times p30
Feature on "England's cathedrals"
"Invoke the Nazis and you've lost the argument" with ref to Lord Carey's comments
News report "Vicar's blood found on killer's clothes, jury told
Matthew Parris on "Religion does not belong in the small print"
Interview with author Philip Pullman 'We suspect too many people. It leads to a society of suspicion and hatred'
'Such boldness is a reminder of what the Church is capable of' with ref to Vatican II http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/faith/article3566854.ece
Jonathan Sacks on "The source of true grit is faith in God's abiding faith in us"
Loose canon: Giles Fraser on Octavia Hill with ref to Church Commissioners
News report "Occupy's legacy may be a new generation of social activists"
News report "Pussy Riot debacle unmasks ties between Church and State
Financial Times p20
News comment "Pussy Riot, punk and holy fools"
News report "Ethical investment"
News report "The British pals who died waging holy war in Syria"
Architecture: "Ayrshire boasts a formidable array of talent and fantasy" with ref to Scottish churches
"A quiet moment" from Tony Castle, Essex with ref to reflections during school day and Archbishop of Canterbury's comments on contemplation
Newspaper Web links with most or all stories -
Daily Mail http://www.dailymail.co.uk/
Daily Mirror http://www.mirror.co.uk
Independent titles http://www.independent.co.uk
Sunday Mirror http://www.sundaymirror.co.uk
Sunday Times http://www.sunday-times.co.uk
Telegraph titles http://www.telegraph.co.uk
Baptist Times http://www.baptist.org.uk/btnews.htm
Catholic Herald http://www.catholicherald.co.uk
Church Times http://www.churchtimes.co.uk/front.asp
Methodist Recorder http://www.methodistrecorder.co.uk/index.htm