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  1. Prayer for today
  2. Wraparound care
  3. School report: St Mary’s Catholic Academy, Blackpool, Lancashire
  4. A cry for humanity
  5. Vulnerability is not a liability
  6. Breakdown in the classroom
  7. Value judgements
  8. Lockerbie never leaves us
  9. Muted voice from the pews
  10. Voice for the voiceless
  11. Full of beans
  12. All aboard for the papal tour
  13. Faith in a new world order
  14. Screened out: is a new prenatal test for Down's syndrome eugenics by the back door?
  15. Turn a meatless Lent into a veggie way of life...and protect the environment, says Liz Dodd
  16. No place like home
  17. What will your legacy be? Liz Dodd investigates an increasingly popular way to support charities
  18. ‘Now we are foreigners’: how Brexit changed the landscape for immigrés
  19. Tattoos are no reason for a Catholic school to exclude someone
  20. Better to light a candle: The Tablet’s social action awards
  21. Catholic Church in India hits out at potential communion wine ban
  22. Footballers line up for Pope’s Match for Peace
  23. Chemin Neuf takes over abbey in Plymouth Diocese
  24. Campaigning priest defiant in face of Mafia death threats
  25. Pope Francis meets with football superstars
  26. Archbishop joins Muslim and Jewish leaders to pray for peace
  27. Prince of Wales expresses Iraq heartbreak
  28. Sainthood cause for US Archbishop Fulton Sheen abruptly suspended
  29. Young Christians invited to move into Lambeth Palace
  30. Church pays tribute to Catholic MP Jim Dobbin
  31. Cardinal to offer Masses for Richard III ahead of reburial service
  32. Royal baby announcement met with delight from Church leaders
  33. Pope Francis appoints US priests to senior positions in abuse fight
  34. Parents put off by Mass timings but have strong Catholic identity
  35. Bishops’ general secretary to lead diocese of Leeds
  36. Cardinal condemns ‘repugnant’ beheading of David Haines
  37. Pope marries cohabitees and a divorcee at wedding of 20 couples
  38. Vatican will not step up Pope’s security arrangements in Albania
  39. Islamists have murdered 2,500 Catholics in one Nigerian diocese
  40. Jeremy Paxman praises Catholic homeless centre’s ‘tailored’ support
  41. Bishops urge Scots to 'co-operate for the good of the nation'
  42. 'New day' for Chicago with Francis' naming of archbishop
  43. Two more cardinals oppose Kasper's reforms
  44. Francis to visit Haiyan survivors on Philippines trip
  45. Women to the fore at the Vatican’s Theological Commission
  46. Vatican makes impassioned plea for Governments and citizens to go green to protect the human family
  47. Pope urges Churches to do more to protect migrants
  48. Bishops urge Boko Haram action [warning: graphic image]
  49. Syrian Catholics fear airstrikes will worsen country’s woes
  50. Christian pastor reported shot in Pakistan is ‘alive and well’
  51. More than 100,000 child porn files found on Wesolowski computer
  52. Christians active in Hong Kong protests
  53. Bishop Conry denies hierarchy knew of affair
  54. Iraqi Patriarch condemns US-led air strikes, fearing mass exodus
  55. Burke lashes out at Kasper over divorce and remarriage
  56. Jefferts Schori: Welby ‘could postpone Lambeth Conference’
  57. Burke hopes Synod will enforce church teaching on divorce
  58. Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor says he would ordain married men
  59. Pope accepts resignation of Bishop of Arundel and Brighton
  60. Rome must lead way in defending persecuted Christians – Nazir-Ali
  61. Politicians and policy-makers see economic solutions in CST
  62. Bible commission closure branded as ‘lost opportunity’
  63. MP lines up against plans to charge migrants for healthcare services
  64. Pope calls for abolition of death penalty
  65. Call for Catholic priests to deny absolution to abusers
  66. Canada’s bishops vow to continue dialogue with Muslims
  67. Iraqi priests sanctioned for seeking asylum without superiors' consent
  68. Priests’ dance-off at US seminary in Rome goes viral
  69. 'Lives will be lost' if Italy drops Mediterranean rescue mission
  70. Portsmouth bishop regrets Conry resignation
  71. Government awards millions to cathedrals to fund urgent repairs
  72. Pope calls Catholics and Protestants to work together
  73. Former Archbishop of York resigns following abuse inquiry criticisms
  74. European parliament head commends Pope Francis
  75. Teenager admits brutal murder of Ann Maguire at Catholic school in Leeds
  76. Prince of Wales to address House of Lords on religious freedom
  77. Concerns of developing world 'forgotten' by Western media
  78. WATCH: Prince of Wales speaks of suffering of Christians in the Middle East
  79. Cardinal Nichols ‘traumatised’ by visit to bombed-out streets of Gaza
  80. US Catholic bishop sees 'excessive force' by Ferguson police
  81. 'Forgotten' Christianity must remind people of its service to others
  82. Prince celebrates achievements of interfaith society
  83. A difficult trip at a difficult time: Pope Francis’ visit to Turkey
  84. Francis and Welby in global declaration against trafficking
  85. Scores of Christians murdered in attack on Nigerian town
  86. Mindmap: how the Pope's EU speech inspired one MEP
  87. Vatican’s cricket team to celebrate Mass in memory of Phil Hughes
  88. Dublin archbishop offers shelter to rough sleepers
  89. CSAN: Autumn Statement fails low-paid families
  90. British children ‘don't know meaning of Christmas’
  91. Millions discovered ‘tucked away’ at Holy See’s bank
  92. We must never ignore slavery, Francis tells landmark conference
  93. Khartoum demolishes church and arrests 37 Christians
  94. Cafod: early warning systems saved lives in Typhoon Hagupit
  95. Theologians call for 'examination' of US policing
  96. US bishops condemn brutal CIA torture revelations
  97. 100-year-old Catholic adoption and fostering agency Cabrini to close
  98. Energy expert says Church is wrong to call for fossil fuel boycott
  99. Archbishop of Sydney describes hellish scenes in Sydney
  100. Pakistani Christians condemn Taliban suicide blast
  101. First same-sex marriages recognised in Scotland
  102. Thousands tango for Francis' birthday
  103. Midwives lost 'basic human right', says Bishop of Paisley
  104. Church coalition will resettle refugees in London
  105. Tutu criticises Pope Francis for declining to meet with Dalai Lama
  106. Dozens held over kiln murder of Pakistani Christian couple
  107. Francis damns ‘diseased’ Curia for its vanity
  108. Bishop condemns Lennon’s Imagine in Christmas homily
  109. Iraqi Patriarch urges Pope Francis to visit his country
  110. Welby's efforts to reconcile Church over gay marriage
  111. Birmingham Catholics treat local homeless to Christmas lunch
  112. Nichols remembers persecuted Christians and victims of slavery
  113. Francis celebrates Midnight Mass after phoning Iraqi refugees
  114. Francis assures Christians terrorised by IS of his closeness
  115. Kidnapped Mexican priest found dead
  116. John Paul II's would-be assassin visits Vatican
  117. Welby apologises for missing Christmas
  118. Pope warns against writing off lives blighted by illness
  119. Islamic State blows up Catholic church in Iraq
  120. Archbishop Welby prays for UK ebola victim
  121. Bishop wants gay CofE clergy to be allowed to marry
  122. Look ahead at Pope Francis' top concerns for 2015
  123. Francis blesses development arm of Scottish Catholic Church
  124. Britain’s Christian identity should turn it outwards, Welby says
  125. Vatican to become more politically active
  126. Francis pays tribute to ‘martyrdom of mothers’
  127. Archbishop 's homily for victims of 'heart-breaking' bin lorry tragedy
  128. Feminised church and post Vatican II liturgy is alienating men – Burke
  129. Details of Pope Francis’ trip to the United States revealed
  130. Fewer Brits go to church but they still believe in heaven and hell
  131. Casualties of gender warfare are poor, says Egan
  132. Bishop unveils radical plan to reinvigorate dying parishes
  133. Francis appoints Scicluna to head new abuse committee
  134. Filipino Church pledges greater respect for women
  135. Van Rompuy: Britain would impoverish itself by leaving EU
  136. Catholic politician to join Jesuit Refugee Service
  137. Bishop urges Christians not to settle for less than full unity
  138. Faith leaders urge PM to resettle more Syrian refugees
  139. Bishops’ advice to Catholic voters due in coming weeks
  140. Carmelites celebrate first post-Reformation ordination in York
  141. Ice church opens in Romanian mountains
  142. Bishops voice concerns over three-parent embryos
  143. Church must not reduce women to ‘clichés’, says Vatican
  144. RE chairman warns of historic threat to subject
  145. Welby commissions heads of Lambeth Palace community
  146. Sarah Teather among those named to CSAN board
  147. Pope Francis in video conference to promote education initiative
  148. Safeguarding children is Church's top priority – Pope
  149. Vatican officials denied entry to India
  150. Hunt questions suitability of nuns as teachers
  151. Cardinal Nichols urges action on sexual violence in conflict
  152. Iraqi archbishop begs Britain to send troops into Iraq
  153. Management procedures second to the Gospel, Welby reminds Synod
  154. Diocese challenges council's ban on free transport
  155. Goldman Sachs chairman to head of Catholic migration charity
  156. Cardinal Pell 'fundamentally failed' abuse victim – report
  157. Italian bishops condemn plans for Rome red-light district
  158. Mozart and daily Mass: Pope Emeritus' mind still ‘formidable’
  159. Pope Francis says Mass for 21 slain Copts – 'martyrs and brothers'
  160. MPs back parents' right to withdraw children from sex education classes
  161. Bishops impose ashes on commuters at stations and shops
  162. Don't judge, just invite people in, says evangelisation bishop
  163. Parliament votes against explicit ban on sex-selective abortion
  164. Charity leader held in Afghanistan released after eight months
  165. Welby ‘embarrassed’ by Living Wage revelations
  166. Bishops urge Catholics to engage in politics before May's election
  167. Catechist and bishop’s adviser hits out at ‘traumatic’ sex education
  168. Bishop of Oslo accused in £4m fraud investigation
  169. Pope praises co-operatives for putting people above profits
  170. At least 19 Christians seized by IS freed after ransoms paid
  171. ‘Who am I to judge?’ means scrutinising oneself first, says Pope
  172. Boko Haram's use of children condemned
  173. Francis appoints social justice bishop to lead San Diego
  174. MPs attack ‘shocking’ treatment of migrants
  175. Bishops back blockade of nuclear weapons factory
  176. Nick Clegg admits faith 'hasn't happened to me – yet'
  177. More Christian hostages reportedly released in Syria
  178. Lesbian and gay pilgrims welcomed at Vatican
  179. Francis to visit shrine founded by former Satanist
  180. Cardinal criticises Church’s past ‘severe’ treatment of gay people
  181. Jesuit academic urges Church to drop ‘clunky’ Missal
  182. Libby Lane, Church of England’s first woman bishop, installed
  183. Burke condemns pro-reform voices at Synod on the Family
  184. Jean Vanier awarded million-pound Templeton Prize
  185. Francis hints at short papacy – 'maybe just two or three years'
  186. Pope Francis names new nuncio to Cuba
  187. Canon rebuked for holding Muslim service in church
  188. Cardinal says Requiem for Richard III, a man 'of anxious devotion'
  189. Francis in Naples begs mobsters to convert
  190. Pope condemns 'inadmissible' death penalty
  191. Make poor people central to your prayer as Romero did, Nichols says
  192. Francis meets brother of British aid worker murdered by Islamic State
  193. Oratory takes fight to preserve Catholic ethos to High Court
  194. CofE appoints second woman to episcopacy
  195. Caritas warns of ‘staggering’ needs of Boko Haram's 1m silent victims
  196. First Anglican woman bishop appointed who will sit in the Lords
  197. German cardinals row over pastoral care of divorced and remarried
  198. Government grant scheme allots a further £1.3m to Catholic cathedrals
  199. Pre-Reformation vestment from Richard III Mass to go on display
  200. Cardinal's cautious welcome for Nigerian president
  201. Pope Francis reveals his battle with exhaustion in rallying homily to priests at start of Easter liturgies
  202. Papal preacher urges Christians to forgive those who persecute them
  203. Persecuted Christians at heart of Easter homilies
  204. Root British values in Christianity, says Bishop Davies
  205. Francis demands concrete help for persecuted Christians
  206. Asia Bibi asks Pope Francis to pray for her as she awaits execution
  207. Vatican correspondent Robert Blair Kaiser dies
  208. Rise in number of priests to be ordained in the US this year
  209. Hundreds of back call to uphold marriage teaching
  210. Anti-slavery commissioner praises Church’s work on trafficking
  211. Christians must be heart of Iraq’s reconstruction, Cardinal insists
  212. Two main parties pledge support for persecuted Christians
  213. Church leaders call for Europe-wide response to migrants crisis
  214. Ed Miliband says he would like to meet Pope Francis
  215. Vatican calls for international body to eradicate people-trafficking
  216. Female religious vocations soar to highest level in 25 years
  217. Church's efforts to reach Nepal quake survivors hampered
  218. Next government must work with faith groups, says cardinal
  219. Dioceses asked to have a Holy Door during Year of Mercy
  220. Vatican: climate change is man-made and must be addressed
  221. Pope Francis is 'most influential' world leader on Twitter, report finds
  222. God does not favouritise, cardinal tells lesbian and gay Catholics
  223. Bishop backs priests who took row over church teaching to the press
  224. Church agencies rush to respond as second quake hits Nepal
  225. Incoming equalities minister changes mind over gay marriage
  226. Francis canonises two Palestinian nuns in Rome
  227. Pope appoints Timothy Radcliffe to Justice and Peace council
  228. Church of England continues to haemorrhage members
  229. Scottish Churches pays tribute to ‘wise and courteous’ Kennedy
  230. Green encyclical Laudato Sii draws inspiration from St Francis
  231. Republican candidate tells Pope ‘leave science to scientists’
  232. Charities attack council’s plans to ‘criminalise homeless’
  233. Thousands join London Corpus Christi procession
  234. Government’s anti-slavery tsar joins St Mary's
  235. David Cameron reiterates his opposition to euthanasia
  236. Obama: Catholic healthcare inspired US Affordable Care Act
  237. Politics needs richness of Catholic Social Teaching, says Egan
  238. Faith groups in Britain call for drastic carbon emission cuts
  239. Pope lashes out at ‘hypocritical’ Christians with ties to arms trade
  240. Right-to-buy could result in 'monochrome neighbourhoods'
  241. Environment charities to march in Rome to welcome Laudato si'
  242. Pope Francis condemns terror attacks
  243. Church needs priests unafraid of persecution – Pope
  244. Church of England names fifth woman bishop
  245. Walsingham launches £10m appeal to fund major redevelopment
  246. Manchester chapel saved from conversion to Muslim prayer room
  247. Cardinal celebrates young activists at London awards ceremony
  248. Duncan Smith urged to rethink further welfare cuts
  249. Nichols urges bishops to nurture culture’s ‘instinctive’ faith
  250. Bishop tells diocese to go green in wake of Pope’s environmental plea
  251. Francis reveals hopes for Synod on Family during Ecuador Mass
  252. Catholic schools in Portsmouth told to promote sexual abstinence
  253. Church turns to Alpha leader to kick-start parishes
  254. Welfare cuts will force families to food banks, warns charity
  255. Protecting Mother Earth 'most important task facing humanity'
  256. Francis calls on Paraguay to stamp out corruption
  257. Church of England toughens safeguarding measures
  258. Government’s welfare cuts 'mark return to Victorian poverty'
  259. Activists urge Welby to ban arms trade conference
  260. Vatican’s financial tsar criticises science behind Laudato’ si
  261. Faith schools targeted in Cameron’s speech on Islamic extremism
  262. Catholic bishop urges Government to improve migrant assessment
  263. Pope sends condolences to families of procession tragedy in Mexico
  264. Faith leaders praised for unique role in Ebola fight
  265. First Chinese bishop ordained in three years
  266. English composer Paul Inwood picked for Mercy Jubilee hymn
  267. Songs of Praise to be filmed at migrant church in Calais camp
  268. Catholic Church in Scotland issues abuse apology
  269. Strange appointed Professor of Theology at St Mary’s
  270. Bishop places Portsmouth Diocese on ‘Environmental Alert’
  271. Pope will lead liturgy for World Day of Prayer for Care of Creation
  272. Catholic and Christian charities call for immediate end to Israel’s Gaza blockage
  273. Anglican bishop Peter Ball jailed for historic sex offences
  274. Islam should have a 'quintessentially British' version with minoret-less mosques and no burqas, Warsi says
  275. Pope Francis authorises the canonisation of Mother Teresa
  276. Nichols calls for end to religious violence as PM lauds UK's Christian roots
  277. Extremism will be beaten by love and a warm welcome for refugees, says Welby
  278. AP McCoy among prominent Catholics recognised in new year's honours list
  279. Archbishop of Canterbury pushing his own liberal agenda, says MP
  280. Women of the Year named
  281. Cuts to transport subsidy changing Catholic schools
  282. Parents put off by Mass timings, says survey
  283. ‘Make Mass family-friendly’
  284. Churches seek repair grants to safeguard buildings
  285. Rome ‘must lead way in defending persecuted Christians’
  286. Politicians and policymakers back Catholic solution to economic crisis
  287. Commission closure ‘lost opportunity’
  288. MP lines up against plans to charge migrants for NHS care
  289. Cafod backs CST as basis for economic reform
  290. Conry resignation ‘devastating’
  291. War fund awards cash for Catholic cathedral repairs
  292. Church must serve society
  293. Churches ‘must unite for the persecuted’
  294. British children ‘do not know the meaning of Christmas’
  295. Adoption agency to close
  296. Tartaglia pays tribute to family killed by bin lorry
  297. Bishops criticise Wolf Hall depiction of Thomas More
  298. Christianity faces ‘extinction’ in Iraq
  299. Anti-slavery tsar to meet with Polish bishops
  300. MPs back parents’ right to remove pupils from sex-education classes
  301. O’Toole unveils radical evangelisation plan
  302. ‘Stir yourselves’ – engage in politics
  303. Oratory School takes fight to preserve Catholic ethos to High Court
  304. Commissioner praises Church’s work on human trafficking
  305. McMahon and Bayes issue joint Easter message
  306. Labour and Tories pledge support for persecuted Christians while others put faith schools under threat
  307. Cardinal says force could be used against IS
  308. Female religious vocations soar to highest level in 25 years
  309. Francis meets Ban Ki-moon to discuss climate change
  310. New Government should take up cause of Christians
  311. Bishop backs call for ‘no change’ at synod
  312. Fresh calls to legalise assisted dying rejected
  313. Welsh diocese wins free transport case in landmark ruling
  314. Publishers reveal title of encyclical
  315. Procurator considers Augustus Abbey abuse cases
  316. Assisted dying bills come to British and Irish parliaments
  317. Corpus Christi procession in central London
  318. Call for Catholic voice in politics
  319. Cardinal’s warning over lack of housing for poor
  320. Success for campaign to save hospital chapel
  321. Church turns to Alpha course leader
  322. Welfare cuts will force families to food banks, CSAN warns
  323. Parishes urged to make ecological conversion
  324. Diocese counters state sex education with own advice
  325. Poor people will not survive ‘Victorian’ welfare cuts
  326. Faith leaders helped in ebola battle
  327. Traditionalists win Chrism Masses battle
  328. Charities fear cuts in wake of Kid’s Company collapse
  329. Corbyn warns against assisted-dying bill
  330. Fears over MPs’ attendance at vote on assisted dying
  331. Queen’s Christian faith praised
  332. Welby highlights Church’s EU role
  333. Anti-euthanasia campaigners celebrate victory
  334. Bishops publish criticism ahead of synod
  335. Cafod welcomes development goals
  336. Church issues a demand for refugee aid
  337. School with mostly Muslim pupils will stay Catholic
  338. Anglican bishop, 83, imprisoned for abuse
  339. Church launches legacy drive
  340. Catholic schools top London league tables
  341. Warsi rounds on ‘illiteracy’ of counter-terror policies
  342. Bishops reject married priesthood and General Absolution
  343. Anglicans plan to fast-track black and ethnic-minority clerics
  344. Catholics honoured in New Year list
  345. MP attacks Welby’s New Year Message as left wing
  346. Inquiry launched into Maguire murder
  347. Comprehensive new guidelines to help tie the knot
  348. Cardinal reveals details of Church’s anti-trafficking work
  349. Walsingham lands a £4 million donation
  350. ‘Much respected advocate’ dies
  351. Gallagher to meet top politicians during landmark UK visit
  352. Bishop made case for mercy at Synod on Family
  353. Mother Teresa to become saint this year
  354. BBC to examine Britain's 'new Christianity' in Holy Week
  355. Conservative peers accused of sabotaging Islamic State genocide debate
  356. Cameron declines to recognise IS atrocities as genocide
  357. Fatherhood in crisis, says Egan
  358. Cameron: ‘We are a Christian country and we are proud of it’
  359. Victims of alleged abuse drop case against Salford diocese
  360. Archbishop Sentamu: Government’s living wage will keep people in poverty
  361. News Briefing: from Britain and Ireland
  362. News Briefing: from Britain and Ireland
  363. DNA test reveals Archbishop of Canterbury's father was Churchill's private secretary
  364. Little Sisters leave Preston
  365. News Briefing: from Britain and Ireland
  366. Cardinal Nichols: UK would face problems if it left the EU
  367. News Briefing: from Britain and Ireland
  368. Davies to launch controversial LGBT group in Shrewsbury
  369. Conservatives ‘wrong’ to dismiss Amoris Laetitia
  370. Female theologian targeted in vicious online campaign
  371. Britain and Ireland Briefing: Amoris Laetitia a fillip for divorced and remarrieds
  372. News Briefing: from Britain and Ireland
  373. Brompton provost backs Brexit as a vote for ‘greatness and freedom’
  374. News Briefing: from Britain and Ireland
  375. Runaway abbot arrested in Kosovo
  376. News Briefing: from Britain and Ireland
  377. News Briefing: from Britain and Ireland
  378. Service marks Roehampton’s anniversary
  379. Order denies allegations it awarded knighthoods for political influence
  380. News Briefing: from Britain and Ireland
  381. Bishop urges caution on human-animal hybrids
  382. Cardinal Nichols condemns upsurge in racist attacks post Brexit
  383. Heythrop Principal resigns as doubts cast on Roehampton partnership
  384. Bishops’ Conference criticised over failure to support Heythrop
  385. News Briefing: Britain and Ireland
  386. Dominicans to scale back and refocus work in Britain
  387. Government awards millions to support church repairs
  388. Deal between Heythrop and Roehampton collapses
  389. News Briefing: from Britain and Ireland
  390. News Briefing: from Britain and Ireland
  391. Theologians intervene as Heythrop merger collapses
  392. Parishes join community scheme to support fleeing Syrians
  393. Archbishop of Westminster unites with Muslim leaders to condemn Rouen attack
  394. News Briefing: from Britain and Ireland
  395. Cathedral to commemorate Sir Roger Casement
  396. Paris churches asked to welcome Muslims to Mass
  397. Police urge UK priests to 'review their security plans' after murder of Fr Hamel
  398. News Briefing: from Britain and Ireland
  399. Goddard hounded out of job, allege abuse victims
  400. London priest pleads guilty to child sex abuse
  401. News Briefing: from Britain and Ireland
  402. News Briefing: from Britain and Ireland
  403. Rotherham sex inquiry chief to replace Dame Lowell Goddard
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