Christopher Lamb

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