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Christopher Lamb



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  1. Open to the voice of the future
  2. Battle lines drawn
  3. Now the talking really begins
  4. Rome learns a new language
  5. Engineer for change
  6. Red hats for a global Church
  7. Corporation’s myopic vision
  8. Accountability starts here
  9. Root and branch reformer
  10. Unfinished business
  11. A Jesuit light goes out in London
  12. ‘Our task is not to run a university’
  13. Father figure
  14. Francis is ‘a hit’
  15. Finding the ‘real’ in the ‘ideal’
  16. The Word made fresh
  17. Trying to square the circle
  18. Awaiting the Spirit as the Fathers divide
  19. The end of the beginning
  20. Meet the committee
  21. Speaking in tongues
  22. Room for manoeuvre
  23. Rising stars
  24. Disputed readings after release of final synod document
  25. Pope in Africa: To boldly go where no pope has gone
  26. Tough words from Pope Francis on corruption at the outset of the Year of Mercy
  27. Pilgrims to the Vatican this Christmas are choosing shopping over Mass
  28. Francis’ race against time
  29. 24-hour news cycle seen as vital cog in Pope Francis' reforms
  30. View from Rome
  31. View from Rome
  32. View from Rome
  33. Francis' willingness to wash the feet of women will anger his opponents, argues Christopher Lamb
  34. View from Rome
  35. View from Rome
  36. The unaffordable gem?
  37. View from Rome
  38. View from Rome
  39. View from Rome
  40. View from Rome
  41. Pell on the ropes
  42. View from Rome
  43. View from Rome
  44. Bold medicine for an afflicted Church
  45. View from Rome
  46. View from Rome
  47. View from Rome
  48. Compassion is this pastor’s watchword
  49. View from Rome
  50. The refugees who arrived in the Vatican: 'I would like to thank the Pope...he has saved us'
  51. View from Rome
  52. View from Rome
  53. View from Rome
  54. It’s inside the Vatican, and among a number of fellow bishops, that Francis faces his biggest critics, says Christopher Lamb
  55. View from Rome
  56. View from Rome
  57. View from Rome
  58. View from Rome
  59. View from Rome
  60. View from Rome
  61. Voice of the poor
  62. View from Rome
  63. View from Rome
  64. View from Rome
  65. Tablet interview with the outgoing British Ambassador to the Holy See
  66. A tale of two papacies
  67. View from Rome
  68. View from Rome
  69. View from Rome
  70. World Youth Day: A wake-up call to the young
  71. View from Rome
  72. View from Rome
  73. View from Rome
  74. View from Rome
  75. Francis’ condemnation of death penalty shows Christianity’s counter-cultural approach to punishment
  76. Francis’ US-Cuba coup demonstrates the Church’s soft power
  77. The programme of Francis’ papacy: changing the culture of the Roman curia
  78. Is Francis seeking a new understanding of church teaching on contraception?
  79. Will the marriage of St Mary’s and Heythrop go ahead?
  80. The Pope knows the power of leaving people guessing
  81. Where does the royal commission leave Cardinal Pell in the Vatican?
  82. Cardinal Sarah's very public slap-down shows Pope is willing to use his authority 
  83. Francis and Welby show that disagreements don't have to be a paralysing
  84. Archbishop Cushley bans female Catholic theologian from speaking
  85. Bishop Kieran Conry says he feels ‘liberated’ after resignation over affair report
  86. Westminster auxiliary John Arnold appointed new Bishop of Salford
  87. Bishop follows Francis with plans for plain ministry
  88. Labour denies manifesto pledge for assisted suicide debate
  89. Cardinal Nichols takes possession of titular church
  90. Nichols says synod is opening pathways
  91. Report finds 'systemic failures' by C of E
  92. Cardinal Nichols reflects on end of Synod on the Family
  93. MPs back bill seeking to outlaw abortion on grounds of gender
  94. Catholic schools 'will teach tolerance but not gay marriage'
  95. Pope calls for 'streamlined' annulments
  96. Non-cardinal heads of Vatican departments will be made to retire at 75
  97. Cardinal Burke moved to Order of Malta
  98. Election guidance and ecumenical milestone on bishops' agenda
  99. Pope Francis to publish encyclical on climate change
  100. New Bishop of Leeds warned not to let his promotion go to his head
  101. Chairman of governors resigns at Jesuit-run Heythrop College
  102. Bishops urge laity to make voices heard ahead of next family synod
  103. Pope likes English Catholicism's 'pragmatic minority' temperament
  104. West London's 400-year-old Jesuit college considers its future
  105. Prominent Jesuit college no longer recruiting undergraduates
  106. Pope to create new cardinals in Feburary
  107. Irish ex-president appointed professor at Catholic university
  108. Duncan Smith defends benefit cuts criticised by Cardinal Nichols
  109. Scottish priests face new abuse claims
  110. Leading abuse campaigner appointed to papal commission
  111. Liverpool’s archbishop talks about plans for his diocese
  112. Tartaglia meets woman three times bereaved by bin lorry crash
  113. Heythrop’s research reveals 'dramatic improvement'
  114. Call for greater understanding of spirituality in public life
  115. Beatification for Romero closer as theologians decide he was martyr
  116. Rector of Beda College takes up visiting professorship at St Mary’s
  117. Church of England urged to invest in growth and digital media
  118. Do not offend religions – freedom of speech has limits, says Francis
  119. Peer urges stricter safeguards for assisted dying
  120. Israelis block bishops on solidarity mission from entering Gaza
  121. Cameron disagrees with Pope on freedom of speech
  122. Westminster diocese's fundraiser nets £37 million
  123. Westminster diocese fund-raising campaign nets £37 million
  124. CES apologises after bitter row over changes to RE
  125. MP ‘disappointed’ over Prime Minister’s abortion response
  126. Tartaglia returns home after suffering heart attack
  127. Nuncio's tweets accuse Francis of being 'utterly wrong'
  128. BBC shakes up religious programming
  129. BBC radio religious coverage falls by almost 40 per cent in a year
  130. Labour-supporting nuns criticise ‘bigoted’ Hunt
  131. Cardinals Pell and Marx clash over financial transparency
  132. Goldman Sachs chairman appointed to Benet’s Hall post
  133. Scicluna named as Archbishop of Malta
  134. New Rector of the Beda College after 17 years
  135. Senior monk says Religious have become too worldly
  136. Oscar Romero to be beatified on 23 May
  137. Priests drum up support to resist any change to Church teaching
  138. No official Church status for new private ‘Catholic’ college
  139. Pope announces Jubilee Year of mercy
  140. Vatican would support UN-led action against IS
  141. Vatican archbishop rules out 1998 Mass translation
  142. St Benet’s prepares to admit women students
  143. Cardinal O'Brien resigns his 'rights and privileges'
  144. Bishop Moth to replace Kieran Conry in Arundel and Brighton
  145. Cardinal rebukes priests for publicising call to resist reform
  146. St Mary’s and Heythrop enter 'final discussions' over partnership deal
  147. Judge rules in favour of London Oratory after admissions fight
  148. Primary chided for teaching on adult relationships
  149. ‘Merger’ talks between London colleges enter final stage
  150. Heythrop to keep Kensington campus in deal with St Mary’s
  151. Gay Catholics look forward to Mass celebrated by Cardinal Nichols
  152. One in five British polling stations is in a church
  153. Nichols talks to Alpha as Catholic parishes embrace course
  154. Britain's most influential Catholics revealed on The Tablet’s Top 100 list
  155. New bishop for Nottingham fills last episcopal vacancy
  156. Bishops hope new Government will lift admissions cap on academies
  157. University merger talks stall as Heythrop sinks into the red
  158. Edmund Campion pamphlet returns home after four centuries
  159. Benedictine monks of Downside to shut five churches
  160. Fundraiser to support Church's anti-trafficking work
  161. Synod document identifies ‘penitential road’
  162. Cardinal criticises Church treatment of divorced and remarried
  163. Vocations flourish at Leeds Trinity University
  164. 400-year-old Jesuit-run Heythrop College announces closure
  165. Synod document looks to integrate divorced and remarried
  166. Former Labour Education Secretary joins St Mary's, Twickenham
  167. Closure of Heythrop puts Jesuit mission and 91 jobs at risk
  168. Anglican bishop and Labour peer criticise Laudato si'
  169. Lord Patten calls for divorced and remarried to receive Communion
  170. More bishops call for married men to be ordained
  171. Priest leaves traditionalist parish due to 'toll on health'
  172. Jewish peer 'appalled' by failure to protect Christians
  173. Philosophers call for Heythrop College to be saved from closure
  174. English Benedictines gather on Sunday to discuss future
  175. Hermit who threatened lesbian couple pleads guilty to harassment
  176. Declining English Benedictine order holds crisis talks at Buckfast Abbey
  177. UK Minister for Faith scrapped with job’s duties passed downwards
  178. God is in love with us, avoid consumerism, Pope Francis tells faithful
  179. Pope announces 'first in history' meeting with Russian Patriarch Kirill
  180. Adoption rights withdrawn from Italy's same-sex civil union bill
  181. Vatican selling Year of Mercy cruises to wealthy patrons
  182. Cardinal Pell gives evidence from Rome into abuse inquiry
  183. Cardinal Pell admits he knew about Catholic abuse complaint and failed to act
  184. Cushley bans speech by female theologian
  185. Call for new culture of mercy
  186. Labour denies manifesto pledge for assisted suicide debate
  187. New bishop follows Francis with plans for plain ministry
  188. Synod clergy urged to speak without fear
  189. First synod document ignites a controversy
  190. Cardinal welcomes new pastoral focus
  191. Report finds Anglican Church failed over abuse allegations against former dean
  192. Election guidance on agenda at bishops’ plenary
  193. Encyclical on environment to be published next year
  194. Heythrop chairman quits at crucial time for college
  195. Cardinal says Pope appreciates ‘English temperament’
  196. Stock warned of dangers in being a bishop
  197. Jesuit college closes to new undergraduates
  198. Partnership would mark new chapter in Catholic higher education
  199. Duncan Smith defends benefit cuts from Church criticism
  200. Archbishop deplores abortion case ruling
  201. CES seeks apology for Catholic school slur
  202. Next government could open up academies for Church
  203. Former Irish president to join St Mary’s University
  204. Abuse campaigner appointed to papal commission
  205. Boost for quality of Heythrop’s research
  206. Major study calls for spirituality in public life
  207. Catholic Directory goes electronic after 175 years
  208. MP asks Cameron for beefed-up conscience clause in abortion law
  209. Anglicans urged to invest in growth
  210. Fund-raising campaign nets £37 million
  211. Bishops blocked at Gaza border
  212. Stricter rules on assisted dying proposed by peer
  213. CES apologises in row over changes to RE
  214. MP ‘disappointed’ over Prime Minister’s abortion response
  215. BBC shakes up religious programming
  216. Monti warns Britain against a ‘backward step’ on Europe
  217. BBC’s religious coverage on radio drops by almost 40pc
  218. Pell and Marx clash on Holy See finances
  219. New rural office created
  220. Commissioners and religious order top charity pay table
  221. Newman wins £1.8m grant to study science and religion
  222. Romero the martyr is to be beatified on eve of Pentecost
  223. Priests drum up support to resist any change at this year’s synod
  224. No official church status for new ‘Catholic’ college
  225. New translation ‘should be permitted’
  226. St Benet’s prepares for women students
  227. Bishop Moth to replace Conry in Arundel and Brighton
  228. Cardinal rebukes 500 priests over ‘no change at synod’ letter
  229. Nichols: gathering in Rome must avoid ‘collateral’ damage
  230. Catholic union fund-raising to counter ‘erosion’ of religious values
  231. St Mary’s and Heythrop ‘merger’ talks enter final stage
  232. Ofsted says Primary fails to teach democracy and ‘different forms’ of families
  233. Heythrop’s Kensington site to be retained if merger with St Mary’s goes ahead
  234. Benedictine nuns hold first Mass in new abbey church
  235. Cathedrals to have holy doors during jubilee
  236. One in five polling booths in a church
  237. Cardinal talks to Alpha as its use grows in UK
  238. Murder of Christians creates an ‘ecumenism of martyrs’, says Pope
  239. Catholics help SNP to record win in Scotland
  240. Fewer Catholic MPs in new House of Commons
  241. Vatican post for Radcliffe
  242. New Bishop of Nottingham wants parishes to be outward-looking
  243. Merger talks with St Mary’s stall as Heythrop sinks into the red
  244. Downside to shut five churches
  245. Fundraising to bolster anti-slavery work
  246. Edmund Campion pamphlet returns home after four centuries
  247. Composer and nun named in Queen’s latest honours list
  248. Synod will seek to ‘integrate’ divorced and remarried
  249. Batch of vocations at Leeds Trinity
  250. End of an era as Heythrop closes
  251. Dons rally round Heythrop
  252. Benedictines meet to discuss their future
  253. Priest leaves traditionalist parish
  254. Liverpool Hope honours novelist
  255. Declining order holds crisis talks
  256. Minister for faith role downgraded
  257. Leading Welsh priest to become Anglican
  258. Synod must focus on ‘real life’, says Cupich
  259. Annulments to be speeded up
  260. Synod will include 45 Francis nominees
  261. Europe trapped in ‘culture of comfort’
  262. Francis calls for a ‘revolution of tenderness’
  263. Pope speaks as immigrant in land of immigrants
  264. Pope demonstrates the ‘inclusive Church’
  265. Pope intervenes to remind synod of guiding principles
  266. Pell, Dolan launch cardinals’ letter of concern to Francis
  267. Frustration on all sides over marriage dilemmas
  268. Surprise appointments
  269. Two held over Vatican finances leaks
  270. Undeterred Francis affirms he will push on with reforms
  271. LGBT envoy says aid is not linked to gay marriage rights
  272. Path of violence and hate is blasphemous ideology, says Pope
  273. Home truths for German Church
  274. Climate summit is ‘humanity’s last chance’
  275. Pope’s Africa visit becomes a pilgrimage for peace
  276. Lombardi defends Vatican justice system
  277. Recall God’s grace, says Francis, as Year of Mercy opens
  278. Fall in numbers at papal audiences
  279. Pope Francis affirms ‘inseparable bond’ between Christians and Jews
  280. Francis meets with Scottish archbishop
  281. Rouhani meets Francis, in warming of Iran relations
  282. Traditional teaching on marriage affirmed
  283. Francis raises hopes of breakthrough in relations with China
  284. Church sends out mixed message on family day
  285. Minister meets Vatican envoy ahead of Syria talks
  286. O’Malley corrects priest on obligation to report abuse
  287. Benedict XVI ‘was prevented from dealing with Maciel’
  288. Pell refuses to ‘defend the indefensible’
  289. Vote for civil partnerships but not same-sex adoption
  290. Benedict rejects theology of ‘Anonymous Christians’
  291. See the face of Christ in those fleeing war and persecution, Pope pleads
  292. Hope can win over fear, Pope Francis says in Easter message
  293. Vatican meeting opens possibility of healing with SSPX
  294. Francis opts for unity with synod document
  295. Pope Francis: The Holy Spirit is not the property of the ecclesial hierarchy
  296. Power struggle threatens Francis’ reforms
  297. Vatican finance watchdog reports significant increase in suspicious activity
  298. Mission to Maduro
  299. Parolin meets Nato troops
  300. Rousseff’s champions appeal to Francis
  301. Pope urged to plea for fellow Argentinian on death row in Texas
  302. World runs risk of 'bureaucratising' hunger, Pope warns UN food agency
  303. Catholic religious orders must succumb to church's hierarchical authority
  304. The devil is in the detail: Why Pope Francis really rejected donation from Argentinian president 
  305. EXCLUSIVE: Pell says 'no more pools of darkness' in Vatican finances 
  306. Francis unlikely to use the word 'genocide' on visit to Armenia
  307. Benedict’s resignation delivered a 'lesson for the Church', Francis insists in new book
  308. Relations between Vatican and Britain won't be affected by Britain's exit from EU, ambassador says
  309. Vatileaks: Female defendant and priest sentenced while journalists acquitted
  310. Financial edict undercuts Pell
  311. Francis asks Nice: 'what can I do for you?'
  312. Pope will meet Polish bishops behind closed doors during World Youth Day
  313. Cardinal Pell to lose major ally as chief financial officer to return home to Australia
  314. Francis calls for review of contemplative nuns practice in overhaul of female religious life
  315. 'The young people here are very emotional ... they can’t understand it and don’t know what to do'
  316. Pope Francis arrives in Krakow declaring that 'world is at war'
  317. Polish bishops vow to refuse communion to divorced and remarrieds
  318. In silence Pope visits Auschwitz and writes plea for forgiveness for 'so much cruelty'
  319. Pope says Christianity’s authenticity depends on how it treats outsiders 
  320. I will hold judgment on Cardinal Pell until police give verdict, Pope tells journalists
  321. Pope appoints head of new office for laity, family and life
  322. Church mobilises to help quake victims
  323. Benedict opens up about falling in love and reforming the Vatican
  324. Council of Cardinals debates how bishops should be selected
  325. World famous exorcist Gabriel Amorth dies aged 91
  326. New UK ambassador presents credentials to Vatican
  327. Pope attacks world’s indifference to war as he prays for peace in Assisi with religious leaders and refugees 
  328. Francis uses Assisi encounters to push for peace
  329. Pope warns journalists not to use their trade as a weapon
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