Christopher Lamb

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  1. Engineer for change
  2. Red hats for a global Church
  3. Corporation’s myopic vision
  4. Accountability starts here
  5. Root and branch reformer
  6. Unfinished business
  7. A Jesuit light goes out in London
  8. ‘Our task is not to run a university’
  9. Father figure
  10. Francis is ‘a hit’
  11. Finding the ‘real’ in the ‘ideal’
  12. The Word made fresh
  13. Trying to square the circle
  14. Awaiting the Spirit as the Fathers divide
  15. The end of the beginning
  16. Meet the committee
  17. Speaking in tongues
  18. Room for manoeuvre
  19. Rising stars
  20. Disputed readings after release of final synod document
  21. Pope in Africa: To boldly go where no pope has gone
  22. Tough words from Pope Francis on corruption at the outset of the Year of Mercy
  23. Pilgrims to the Vatican this Christmas are choosing shopping over Mass
  24. Francis’ race against time
  25. 24-hour news cycle seen as vital cog in Pope Francis' reforms
  26. View from Rome
  27. View from Rome
  28. View from Rome
  29. Francis' willingness to wash the feet of women will anger his opponents, argues Christopher Lamb
  30. View from Rome
  31. View from Rome
  32. The unaffordable gem?
  33. View from Rome
  34. View from Rome
  35. View from Rome
  36. View from Rome
  37. Pell on the ropes
  38. View from Rome
  39. View from Rome
  40. Bold medicine for an afflicted Church
  41. View from Rome
  42. View from Rome
  43. View from Rome
  44. Compassion is this pastor’s watchword
  45. View from Rome
  46. The refugees who arrived in the Vatican: 'I would like to thank the Pope...he has saved us'
  47. View from Rome
  48. View from Rome
  49. View from Rome
  50. It’s inside the Vatican, and among a number of fellow bishops, that Francis faces his biggest critics, says Christopher Lamb
  51. View from Rome
  52. View from Rome
  53. View from Rome
  54. View from Rome
  55. View from Rome
  56. View from Rome
  57. Voice of the poor
  58. View from Rome
  59. View from Rome
  60. View from Rome
  61. Tablet interview with the outgoing British Ambassador to the Holy See
  62. A tale of two papacies
  63. View from Rome
  64. View from Rome
  65. View from Rome
  66. World Youth Day: A wake-up call to the young
  67. View from Rome
  68. View from Rome
  69. View from Rome
  70. View from Rome
  71. View from Rome
  72. Inside the lions’ dens
  73. View from Rome
  74. Red hats for the new guard
  75. View from Rome
  76. All aboard for a mission impossible
  77. View from Rome
  78. Pope Francis' trip to Sweden shows the Church is 'willing to go over to the other side', writes Christopher Lamb
  79. View from Sweden
  80. View from Rome
  81. Fresh faces at Pope’s side: Francis has torn up the rule book on selection of cardinals
  82. View from Rome
  83. Spreading the word
  84. View from Rome
  85. A Protestant at the Vatican
  86. View from Rome
  87. Pope at 80: A shepherd clearly steering the flock
  88. View from Rome
  89. Francis’ US-Cuba coup demonstrates the Church’s soft power
  90. The programme of Francis’ papacy: changing the culture of the Roman curia
  91. Is Francis seeking a new understanding of church teaching on contraception?
  92. Will the marriage of St Mary’s and Heythrop go ahead?
  93. The Pope knows the power of leaving people guessing
  94. Where does the royal commission leave Cardinal Pell in the Vatican?
  95. Cardinal Sarah's very public slap-down shows Pope is willing to use his authority 
  96. Francis and Welby show that disagreements don't have to be a paralysing
  97. Francis makes cardinals less European and more pastoral
  98. Pope Francis has shown us that being a cardinal is no longer about status but service
  99. Pope to create new cardinals in Feburary
  100. Irish ex-president appointed professor at Catholic university
  101. Duncan Smith defends benefit cuts criticised by Cardinal Nichols
  102. Scottish priests face new abuse claims
  103. Leading abuse campaigner appointed to papal commission
  104. Liverpool’s archbishop talks about plans for his diocese
  105. Tartaglia meets woman three times bereaved by bin lorry crash
  106. Heythrop’s research reveals 'dramatic improvement'
  107. Call for greater understanding of spirituality in public life
  108. Beatification for Romero closer as theologians decide he was martyr
  109. Rector of Beda College takes up visiting professorship at St Mary’s
  110. Church of England urged to invest in growth and digital media
  111. Do not offend religions – freedom of speech has limits, says Francis
  112. Peer urges stricter safeguards for assisted dying
  113. Israelis block bishops on solidarity mission from entering Gaza
  114. Cameron disagrees with Pope on freedom of speech
  115. Westminster diocese's fundraiser nets £37 million
  116. Westminster diocese fund-raising campaign nets £37 million
  117. CES apologises after bitter row over changes to RE
  118. MP ‘disappointed’ over Prime Minister’s abortion response
  119. Tartaglia returns home after suffering heart attack
  120. Nuncio's tweets accuse Francis of being 'utterly wrong'
  121. BBC shakes up religious programming
  122. BBC radio religious coverage falls by almost 40 per cent in a year
  123. Labour-supporting nuns criticise ‘bigoted’ Hunt
  124. Cardinals Pell and Marx clash over financial transparency
  125. Goldman Sachs chairman appointed to Benet’s Hall post
  126. Scicluna named as Archbishop of Malta
  127. New Rector of the Beda College after 17 years
  128. Senior monk says Religious have become too worldly
  129. Oscar Romero to be beatified on 23 May
  130. Priests drum up support to resist any change to Church teaching
  131. No official Church status for new private ‘Catholic’ college
  132. Pope announces Jubilee Year of mercy
  133. Vatican would support UN-led action against IS
  134. Vatican archbishop rules out 1998 Mass translation
  135. St Benet’s prepares to admit women students
  136. Cardinal O'Brien resigns his 'rights and privileges'
  137. Bishop Moth to replace Kieran Conry in Arundel and Brighton
  138. Cardinal rebukes priests for publicising call to resist reform
  139. St Mary’s and Heythrop enter 'final discussions' over partnership deal
  140. Judge rules in favour of London Oratory after admissions fight
  141. Primary chided for teaching on adult relationships
  142. ‘Merger’ talks between London colleges enter final stage
  143. Heythrop to keep Kensington campus in deal with St Mary’s
  144. Gay Catholics look forward to Mass celebrated by Cardinal Nichols
  145. One in five British polling stations is in a church
  146. Nichols talks to Alpha as Catholic parishes embrace course
  147. Britain's most influential Catholics revealed on The Tablet’s Top 100 list
  148. New bishop for Nottingham fills last episcopal vacancy
  149. Bishops hope new Government will lift admissions cap on academies
  150. University merger talks stall as Heythrop sinks into the red
  151. Edmund Campion pamphlet returns home after four centuries
  152. Benedictine monks of Downside to shut five churches
  153. Fundraiser to support Church's anti-trafficking work
  154. Synod document identifies ‘penitential road’
  155. Cardinal criticises Church treatment of divorced and remarried
  156. Vocations flourish at Leeds Trinity University
  157. 400-year-old Jesuit-run Heythrop College announces closure
  158. Synod document looks to integrate divorced and remarried
  159. Former Labour Education Secretary joins St Mary's, Twickenham
  160. Closure of Heythrop puts Jesuit mission and 91 jobs at risk
  161. Anglican bishop and Labour peer criticise Laudato si'
  162. Lord Patten calls for divorced and remarried to receive Communion
  163. More bishops call for married men to be ordained
  164. Priest leaves traditionalist parish due to 'toll on health'
  165. Jewish peer 'appalled' by failure to protect Christians
  166. Philosophers call for Heythrop College to be saved from closure
  167. English Benedictines gather on Sunday to discuss future
  168. Hermit who threatened lesbian couple pleads guilty to harassment
  169. Declining English Benedictine order holds crisis talks at Buckfast Abbey
  170. UK Minister for Faith scrapped with job’s duties passed downwards
  171. God is in love with us, avoid consumerism, Pope Francis tells faithful
  172. Pope announces 'first in history' meeting with Russian Patriarch Kirill
  173. Adoption rights withdrawn from Italy's same-sex civil union bill
  174. Vatican selling Year of Mercy cruises to wealthy patrons
  175. Cardinal Pell gives evidence from Rome into abuse inquiry
  176. Cardinal Pell admits he knew about Catholic abuse complaint and failed to act
  177. Duncan Smith defends benefit cuts from Church criticism
  178. Archbishop deplores abortion case ruling
  179. CES seeks apology for Catholic school slur
  180. Next government could open up academies for Church
  181. Former Irish president to join St Mary’s University
  182. Abuse campaigner appointed to papal commission
  183. Boost for quality of Heythrop’s research
  184. Major study calls for spirituality in public life
  185. Catholic Directory goes electronic after 175 years
  186. MP asks Cameron for beefed-up conscience clause in abortion law
  187. Anglicans urged to invest in growth
  188. Fund-raising campaign nets £37 million
  189. Bishops blocked at Gaza border
  190. Stricter rules on assisted dying proposed by peer
  191. CES apologises in row over changes to RE
  192. MP ‘disappointed’ over Prime Minister’s abortion response
  193. BBC shakes up religious programming
  194. Monti warns Britain against a ‘backward step’ on Europe
  195. BBC’s religious coverage on radio drops by almost 40pc
  196. Pell and Marx clash on Holy See finances
  197. New rural office created
  198. Commissioners and religious order top charity pay table
  199. Newman wins £1.8m grant to study science and religion
  200. Romero the martyr is to be beatified on eve of Pentecost
  201. Priests drum up support to resist any change at this year’s synod
  202. No official church status for new ‘Catholic’ college
  203. New translation ‘should be permitted’
  204. St Benet’s prepares for women students
  205. Bishop Moth to replace Conry in Arundel and Brighton
  206. Cardinal rebukes 500 priests over ‘no change at synod’ letter
  207. Nichols: gathering in Rome must avoid ‘collateral’ damage
  208. Catholic union fund-raising to counter ‘erosion’ of religious values
  209. St Mary’s and Heythrop ‘merger’ talks enter final stage
  210. Ofsted says Primary fails to teach democracy and ‘different forms’ of families
  211. Heythrop’s Kensington site to be retained if merger with St Mary’s goes ahead
  212. Benedictine nuns hold first Mass in new abbey church
  213. Cathedrals to have holy doors during jubilee
  214. One in five polling booths in a church
  215. Cardinal talks to Alpha as its use grows in UK
  216. Murder of Christians creates an ‘ecumenism of martyrs’, says Pope
  217. Catholics help SNP to record win in Scotland
  218. Fewer Catholic MPs in new House of Commons
  219. Vatican post for Radcliffe
  220. New Bishop of Nottingham wants parishes to be outward-looking
  221. Merger talks with St Mary’s stall as Heythrop sinks into the red
  222. Downside to shut five churches
  223. Fundraising to bolster anti-slavery work
  224. Edmund Campion pamphlet returns home after four centuries
  225. Composer and nun named in Queen’s latest honours list
  226. Synod will seek to ‘integrate’ divorced and remarried
  227. Batch of vocations at Leeds Trinity
  228. End of an era as Heythrop closes
  229. Dons rally round Heythrop
  230. Benedictines meet to discuss their future
  231. Priest leaves traditionalist parish
  232. Liverpool Hope honours novelist
  233. Declining order holds crisis talks
  234. Minister for faith role downgraded
  235. Leading Welsh priest to become Anglican
  236. Synod must focus on ‘real life’, says Cupich
  237. Annulments to be speeded up
  238. Synod will include 45 Francis nominees
  239. Europe trapped in ‘culture of comfort’
  240. Francis calls for a ‘revolution of tenderness’
  241. Pope speaks as immigrant in land of immigrants
  242. Pope demonstrates the ‘inclusive Church’
  243. Pope intervenes to remind synod of guiding principles
  244. Pell, Dolan launch cardinals’ letter of concern to Francis
  245. Frustration on all sides over marriage dilemmas
  246. Surprise appointments
  247. Two held over Vatican finances leaks
  248. Undeterred Francis affirms he will push on with reforms
  249. LGBT envoy says aid is not linked to gay marriage rights
  250. Path of violence and hate is blasphemous ideology, says Pope
  251. Home truths for German Church
  252. Climate summit is ‘humanity’s last chance’
  253. Pope’s Africa visit becomes a pilgrimage for peace
  254. Lombardi defends Vatican justice system
  255. Recall God’s grace, says Francis, as Year of Mercy opens
  256. Fall in numbers at papal audiences
  257. Pope Francis affirms ‘inseparable bond’ between Christians and Jews
  258. Francis meets with Scottish archbishop
  259. Rouhani meets Francis, in warming of Iran relations
  260. Traditional teaching on marriage affirmed
  261. Francis raises hopes of breakthrough in relations with China
  262. Church sends out mixed message on family day
  263. Minister meets Vatican envoy ahead of Syria talks
  264. O’Malley corrects priest on obligation to report abuse
  265. Benedict XVI ‘was prevented from dealing with Maciel’
  266. Pell refuses to ‘defend the indefensible’
  267. Vote for civil partnerships but not same-sex adoption
  268. Benedict rejects theology of ‘Anonymous Christians’
  269. See the face of Christ in those fleeing war and persecution, Pope pleads
  270. Hope can win over fear, Pope Francis says in Easter message
  271. Vatican meeting opens possibility of healing with SSPX
  272. Francis opts for unity with synod document
  273. Pope Francis: The Holy Spirit is not the property of the ecclesial hierarchy
  274. Power struggle threatens Francis’ reforms
  275. Vatican finance watchdog reports significant increase in suspicious activity
  276. Mission to Maduro
  277. Parolin meets Nato troops
  278. Rousseff’s champions appeal to Francis
  279. Pope urged to plea for fellow Argentinian on death row in Texas
  280. World runs risk of 'bureaucratising' hunger, Pope warns UN food agency
  281. Catholic religious orders must succumb to church's hierarchical authority
  282. The devil is in the detail: Why Pope Francis really rejected donation from Argentinian president 
  283. EXCLUSIVE: Pell says 'no more pools of darkness' in Vatican finances 
  284. Francis unlikely to use the word 'genocide' on visit to Armenia
  285. Benedict’s resignation delivered a 'lesson for the Church', Francis insists in new book
  286. Relations between Vatican and Britain won't be affected by Britain's exit from EU, ambassador says
  287. Vatileaks: Female defendant and priest sentenced while journalists acquitted
  288. Financial edict undercuts Pell
  289. Francis asks Nice: 'what can I do for you?'
  290. Pope will meet Polish bishops behind closed doors during World Youth Day
  291. Cardinal Pell to lose major ally as chief financial officer to return home to Australia
  292. Francis calls for review of contemplative nuns practice in overhaul of female religious life
  293. 'The young people here are very emotional ... they can’t understand it and don’t know what to do'
  294. Pope Francis arrives in Krakow declaring that 'world is at war'
  295. Polish bishops vow to refuse communion to divorced and remarrieds
  296. In silence Pope visits Auschwitz and writes plea for forgiveness for 'so much cruelty'
  297. Pope says Christianity’s authenticity depends on how it treats outsiders 
  298. I will hold judgment on Cardinal Pell until police give verdict, Pope tells journalists
  299. Pope appoints head of new office for laity, family and life
  300. Church mobilises to help quake victims
  301. Benedict opens up about falling in love and reforming the Vatican
  302. Council of Cardinals debates how bishops should be selected
  303. World famous exorcist Gabriel Amorth dies aged 91
  304. New UK ambassador presents credentials to Vatican
  305. Pope attacks world’s indifference to war as he prays for peace in Assisi with religious leaders and refugees 
  306. Francis uses Assisi encounters to push for peace
  307. Pope warns journalists not to use their trade as a weapon
  308. Francis' Caucasus tour a chance to bridge the gap between east and west
  309. Francis takes peace mission to Caucasus
  310. Pope meets controversial Democratic Repubic of Congo president in Vatican
  311. Francis plays the diplomat in Georgia in front of president and diplomats
  312. Orthodox delegation fail to turn up for papal Mass
  313. Francis praises Azerbaijan’s religious tolerance and calls on faiths to be 'agents of peace'
  314. Papal trip to Colombia in doubt after voters reject peace deal
  315. Pope makes under the radar visit to earthquake 'red zone' in Amatrice
  316. Pope and Welby unity plan tries to bypass female ordination problem
  317. Pope's impact has reached 'far beyond Rome' says Welby at private Vatican meeting
  318. Anglicans and Catholics go out in pairs to evangelise
  319. Cardinal Sarah presents counter-vision to Francis as he launches new book
  320. Fr Antonio Moreno: Jesuits need clear mission that looks 'beyond Francis' 
  321. Cardinal Sarah replaced by the Pope
  322. Latin American moment for Catholicism after Jesuits elect Venezuelan 'Black Pope'
  323. Meeting sign of warmer relations with Beijing
  324. Catholics need to move beyond the Catechism and develop their 'prayer life', Pope says
  325. Pope makes appeal for battle-stricken Mosul
  326. Venezuelan President meets Pope as country teeters towards political crisis
  327. New Vatican directive bans Catholics from keeping ashes of loved ones at home
  328. Santa Marta: Home Secretary announces £14m funding to tackle modern slavery
  329. Pope urged to make peace mission to South Sudan
  330. Pope overhauls Cardinal Sarah’s department
  331. Francis heads for new periphery by marking Protestant anniversary in avowedly secular Sweden
  332. Catholics and Lutherans to put 500 years of division behind them as Pope prepares to travel to Sweden
  333. Pope Francis expresses gratitude to Martin Luther but swerves eucharist question in first address in Sweden
  334. Lutheran and Catholic agencies sign declaration of intent on climate change and refugee crisis
  335. Francis invites 1,000 convicted criminals to Vatican to celebrate special Mass
  336. Vatican and China edge closer to diplomatic breakthrough after Pope censures renegade ordinations
  337. Vatican congratulates Trump and warns people about 'making judgments'
  338. Controversial Saudi-backed interfaith centre defends its approach to religious freedom
  339. Cardinal Burke 'very happy' with election of Trump saying president-elect 'undoubtedly' preferable to Clinton
  340. Francis refuses to fall into 'trap' set by Cardinal Burke and allies over 'errors' in Amoris Laetitia
  341. Francis makes Divine Worship more global and mainstream
  342. Pope gives priests permanent permission to forgive grave sin of abortion
  343. Membership changes at the Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments
  344. Female deacons commission meets for first time in Rome
  345. Details of Pope's private discussion with Jesuits published
  346. Irish prime minister confirms Pope Francis will visit Ireland in 2018 for World Meeting of Families in Dublin
  347. 'Red hats' who challenged Pope could be stripped of rank of cardinal
  348. Sex abuse trial of senior prelate begins at Vatican
  349. The role of women in the Vatican has been formally recognised after Pope approves new association
  350. New guidelines for trainee priests anger LGBT Catholics
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