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