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Christa Pongratz-Lippitt



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  1. ‘Long Good Friday’ that shattered trust
  2. Conscience that would not be silenced
  3. Crisis of trust
  4. German bishops criticise Apple and Facebook
  5. Marx welcomes open model of reporting on synod
  6. Swiss parish priest blesses lesbian couple in a 'marriage-like ceremony'
  7. Europe's religious heritage pulled down on 'avalanche-like' scale
  8. CDF to unite faiths for summit on traditional marriage
  9. Schönborn worried about Putin-style leadership at synod
  10. Bishops seek way for remarried divorcees to receive Communion
  11. German bishops appeal for calm over demos
  12. Vienna's Saudi-backed interfaith centre 'could close' after floggings
  13. Church divisions over Pegida marchers
  14. Reformation commemorations back on track after Protestant assurance
  15. Priest who blessed lesbian couple told to resign
  16. Curia job for Limburg's ‘bishop of bling’
  17. Democracies must not be cowed by terrorists, warns German bishop
  18. Merkel and Pope to discuss threats to Europe
  19. Adjust expectations Francis ‘revolution’, warns Kasper
  20. Austria's new law on Islam could be ‘a model for Germany’
  21. Cardinal mocks claim that FIFA is more influential than religion
  22. Reform of the Curia is unnecessary, says Archbishop Gänswein
  23. German Catholics: Vatican family survey ‘too fixated on ideals’
  24. Cardinal Burke renews attack on 'Pope's theologian' Kasper
  25. German lay group rebuked for rushing reform agenda
  26. Early markers put down over same-sex marriage
  27. CDF to be given power to judge bishops in abuse cases
  28. German bishop wants Benedict XVI’s Good Friday Prayer revoked
  29. Cardinal describes how pathway for remarried divorcees would work
  30. Benedict XVI says Christian music tradition is a 'pathway to the divine'
  31. Call to priesthood not the same as call to celibacy, says dean
  32. German Protestants apologise for Reformation iconoclasm
  33. 'Bishop of bling' sued by his former diocese for €3.9m
  34. Gay head of church after-school club reinstated after law change
  35. Cardinal Koch praises Pope's fresh approach to ecumenism that 'sets him apart' from predecessors
  36. 'Bishop of Bling' need not pay damages
  37. Merkel tells Christians to keep faith as migrant crisis intensifies
  38. Catholic priest resigns after five race-related death threats during year of abuse
  39. German and Polish bishops mark outbreak of war
  40. Swiss insist Muslim organisations condemn persecution
  41. Catholic numbers grow in Scandinavia
  42. Examine Reformation’s failures, says Koch
  43. Cardinals at loggerheads over Kasper proposals for remarried divorcees
  44. Synod ‘charting right course’, say cardinals
  45. Alarm at egg-freezing offer
  46. CDF sets up conference this month on traditional marriage
  47. Demise of religious buildings
  48. Church blessing for lesbian partners
  49. St John Paul II remembered at fall of Berlin Wall ceremonies
  50. Demands to make assisted suicide illegal
  51. Eastern voices raised in defence of Christians
  52. Controversy over revision to Benedict’s Collected Works
  53. Schönborn disturbed by ‘fearful’ bishops
  54. Benedict sets record straight on divorced and remarried
  55. Thousands march against militant Islam
  56. Study seeks way to Communion for remarried divorcees
  57. ‘Give laity voice in nominating bishops’
  58. Centre threatened with closure after Saudi floggings
  59. Merkel’s challenge on Islamist violence
  60. Report savages Abdullah Centre
  61. Leaders split on march for Christian West
  62. New Protestant chairman affirms principle of unity
  63. Hopes for harmony in Dresden
  64. Minute’s silence on Good Friday TV upheld
  65. Curia job for the ‘bishop of bling’
  66. Don’t cave in to terror, says bishop
  67. Adjust expectations of Francis ‘revolution’, says Kasper
  68. New law on Islam ‘could be a model for Germany’
  69. Nuncio laments post–Communist decline of Christianity
  70. Examine the sources of Islamist violence, says Jaschke
  71. Burke draws red lines over reforms
  72. Woelki mocks Sepp Blatter’s ‘own goal’
  73. Curia is loyal, says Müller
  74. Raif Badawi’s blogs published
  75. Schönborn expects ‘clear word’ on divorce and conscience
  76. No Pope can be ‘everybody’s darling’: Gänswein
  77. Vienna’s work against persecution praised
  78. Questionnaire ‘too fixated on ideal image of the family’
  79. Burke renews attack on Kasper
  80. Tentative fresh start for Vienna’s King Abdullah Centre
  81. ‘Bishop of Bling’ gets vital role in Jubilee
  82. Bishops rebuke lay group for rushing ahead with reform agenda
  83. St John Paul II and Benedict XVI ‘did not block cause’
  84. Early markers put down over same-sex marriage
  85. CDF to be given power to judge bishops in abuse cases
  86. Müller says Irish vote discriminates against family
  87. Families ‘are a better safety net than the state’
  88. Bishop wants Benedict XVI’s revised Good Friday Prayer revoked
  89. Fürst insists children need a mother and a father
  90. Encyclical ‘could be problematic’
  91. Ecumenical Reformation Jubilee
  92. Kasper describes how ‘penitential pathway’ might work in practice
  93. Benedict XVI says Christian music tradition is unique
  94. Synod tensions can hurt but are ‘a good thing’
  95. Beijing ‘milks’ Shanghai Diocese
  96. Disputes over marriage ‘use different languages’
  97. Call to priesthood ‘not the same’ as call to celibacy
  98. Exodus from Church shows an increase of 20 per cent
  99. Protestants apologise for iconoclasm
  100. More help for Christian refugees urged
  101. Diocese to claim £2.8m in damages from ‘bishop of bling’
  102. Homosexuality ‘not freely chosen’
  103. Koch praises Pope’s fresh approach to ecumenism
  104. Global response to ‘accessible’ family survey
  105. Migrant crisis will change Europe, says Schönborn
  106. Synod divisions blamed on the Germans
  107. Bishops at odds over migrants
  108. Christians shouldn’t fear Islamisation, says Merkel
  109. Migrants crisis moves to top of agenda
  110. Warnings and fears ahead of Synod
  111. ‘Welcome refugees or face barbarism,’ says cardinal
  112. Anniversary service emphasises diversity
  113. Pope ‘must speak’ on theology of the Eucharist
  114. Theologians analyse love and mercy
  115. Abbot regrets that women cannot vote on family
  116. The Bible ‘is my most prized treasure’
  117. Campaigns aim to curb assisted suicide
  118. Kasper held back by ‘entrenched positions’
  119. Call to adopt Pope’s concept of a synodal way forward
  120. Schönborn: war declared on Christianity and civilisation
  121. Churches converted to house refugees
  122. Vatican reaches out to Orthodox
  123. Parish clustering begins in earnest
  124. Cardinal calls for boycott of Qatar World Cup
  125. Duka defends eastern Europe on refugees
  126. Koch to meet LGBT refugees
  127. Scholars must make clear that violence against infidels not God’s will, says Müller
  128. New year appeal for religious freedom
  129. Migration threatening ‘humanistic spirit’
  130. ‘One in three’ Regensburg choirboys abused
  131. Schönborn says the Iron Curtain is back
  132. Koch visits LGBT refugees
  133. Marx sees more freedom for Church
  134. Cardinal denounces Cologne cover-up
  135. CDF Prefect accused of hushing up abuse
  136. Catholic church instinct to deal with sex abuse itself has caused victims spiritual and physical trauma
  137. Marx: ‘Reduce the number of refugees’
  138. Muslims torment Christians in refugee shelters
  139. Praise for carers of souls
  140. Bishops admit they failed to protect Christian refugees
  141. Imams returned to Turkey as new Islam law comes into force
  142. No cover-up of abuse by Church, says Müller
  143. Secular world looking again at Christianity
  144. Hundreds of Muslims convert
  145. Afro-German priest resigns after racist death threats
  146. Religious freedom ‘essential’, Muslims told
  147. Don’t exclude anti-migrant party, says bishop
  148. Gänswein expresses reservations about pace of reform
  149. Terrible plight of Yemen’s last Christians
  150. Europe’s bishops told: visit Iraq to learn from refugees
  151. Jehovah's Witnesses target Muslim refugees in Germany
  152. Czech government refuses Christian refugees after 'snub'
  153. Half of all new converts to Catholicism in Vienna are Muslim
  154. Bishops call Erdogan to order on eve of Merkel visit to Turkey
  155. Mannheim to host seminal exhibition on papacy
  156. Lehmann speaks out on divisive issues
  157. Bishops warn of plans to ‘Islamise’ Europe
  158. Former Greens leader wins presidency
  159. Catholics back ‘migrants welcome’ policy
  160. Zollner says abuse is worldwide problem
  161. Marx commends Bundestag genocide ruling
  162. Reformation triggered by ‘trivial’ issue
  163. Church teaching ‘requires clarity, not loosely worded footnotes’
  164. Schönborn wants Muslim leaders to speak out on Islamist terrorism
  165. Ankara seeks papal approval after Erdogan crackdown
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