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Christopher Lamb



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