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Christopher Lamb



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  1. Education adviser in court on child-porn charges
  2. Neglect of Psalms is ‘crazy’
  3. Happier ever afters
  4. Friar admits child-abuse image crimes
  5. Outspoken deacon told: stop posting
  6. Leeds slashes spending and halts building projects to beat deficit
  7. McMahon tipped to succeed Kelly as Archbishop of Liverpool
  8. Safeguarding office moves ‘in-house’
  9. Call to allow Communion for remarried
  10. Liverpool’s engineer for change
  11. New archbishop plans to ‘get the smell of the sheep’
  12. Trust gives £300,000 to help poor
  13. Hierarchy rejects call to refuse politicians Communion
  14. Hudson made Westminster auxiliary
  15. New anti-trafficking hub in London following Vatican conference
  16. Northern ‘gem’ handed to traditionalists
  17. Rome and conferences pressed to consider married priests
  18. Walsingham director named as bishop
  19. Vatican cardinal wanted synod findings to be secret
  20. Sociologist to head papal academy
  21. Northern dioceses feel the pinch
  22. Parents miss out on Catholic primaries in London
  23. McMahon calls for missionary Church
  24. Caution against Ukip ahead of elections
  25. ‘I’m never sure what’s next’
  26. Cafod turns down gay volunteer
  27. Catholicism is the religion of one in five prisoners
  28. Christians hit back at naturalist’s criticism
  29. Welby and Francis to hold second meeting on trafficking
  30. New abortion rules ‘threat to midwives’
  31. Trafficking tops agenda for Welby’s Vatican meeting
  32. Church ‘must overcome its fears’ in order to evangelise
  33. Two traditions, one holy ground
  34. Pope and Archbishop of Canterbury join forces against slavery
  35. Priest who led response to Jersey killings is honoured
  36. ‘The cosmos is our home’
  37. Sister Ilia Delio: full Question and Answer with The Tablet.
  38. RAF commissions first deacon
  39. Catholic library closes while searching for new home
  40. Rise in hostility to Catholic teaching and leaders
  41. Lessons in survival
  42. Women bishops vote creates obstacles for church unity
  43. London Oratory school criticised for favouring white middle classes
  44. Heythrop and St Mary’s enter partnership discussions
  45. Lay ministry course backed by Cardinal Hume is wound up
  46. Secular criticism of Church ‘prophetic’, says monk
  47. Pilgrims ‘must not be bystanders’ in Holy Land
  48. Outbreak marked with service of peace and repentance
  49. Downside holds back from electing new abbot
  50. Faith in the workplace survey under way
  51. Bishops stay neutral on independence vote
  52. Walsingham shrine in search of new leadership
  53. Independent Scotland would need its own papal ambassador
  54. The case for mercy
  55. Cushley bans speech by female theologian
  56. Call for new culture of mercy
  57. Labour denies manifesto pledge for assisted suicide debate
  58. New bishop follows Francis with plans for plain ministry
  59. Open to the voice of the future
  60. Synod clergy urged to speak without fear
  61. Battle lines drawn
  62. First synod document ignites a controversy
  63. Now the talking really begins
  64. Cardinal welcomes new pastoral focus
  65. Report finds Anglican Church failed over abuse allegations against former dean
  66. Election guidance on agenda at bishops’ plenary
  67. Rome learns a new language
  68. Encyclical on environment to be published next year
  69. Heythrop chairman quits at crucial time for college
  70. Cardinal says Pope appreciates ‘English temperament’
  71. Stock warned of dangers in being a bishop
  72. Jesuit college closes to new undergraduates
  73. Partnership would mark new chapter in Catholic higher education
  74. Duncan Smith defends benefit cuts from Church criticism
  75. Engineer for change
  76. Archbishop deplores abortion case ruling
  77. CES seeks apology for Catholic school slur
  78. Next government could open up academies for Church
  79. Former Irish president to join St Mary’s University
  80. Abuse campaigner appointed to papal commission
  81. Boost for quality of Heythrop’s research
  82. Major study calls for spirituality in public life
  83. Red hats for a global Church
  84. Catholic Directory goes electronic after 175 years
  85. MP asks Cameron for beefed-up conscience clause in abortion law
  86. Anglicans urged to invest in growth
  87. Fund-raising campaign nets £37 million
  88. Bishops blocked at Gaza border
  89. Stricter rules on assisted dying proposed by peer
  90. CES apologises in row over changes to RE
  91. MP ‘disappointed’ over Prime Minister’s abortion response
  92. BBC shakes up religious programming
  93. Monti warns Britain against a ‘backward step’ on Europe
  94. Corporation’s myopic vision
  95. BBC’s religious coverage on radio drops by almost 40pc
  96. Accountability starts here
  97. Root and branch reformer
  98. Pell and Marx clash on Holy See finances
  99. New rural office created
  100. Commissioners and religious order top charity pay table
  101. Newman wins £1.8m grant to study science and religion
  102. Romero the martyr is to be beatified on eve of Pentecost
  103. Priests drum up support to resist any change at this year’s synod
  104. No official church status for new ‘Catholic’ college
  105. New translation ‘should be permitted’
  106. St Benet’s prepares for women students
  107. Unfinished business
  108. Bishop Moth to replace Conry in Arundel and Brighton
  109. Cardinal rebukes 500 priests over ‘no change at synod’ letter
  110. Nichols: gathering in Rome must avoid ‘collateral’ damage
  111. Catholic union fund-raising to counter ‘erosion’ of religious values
  112. St Mary’s and Heythrop ‘merger’ talks enter final stage
  113. Ofsted says Primary fails to teach democracy and ‘different forms’ of families
  114. Heythrop’s Kensington site to be retained if merger with St Mary’s goes ahead
  115. Benedictine nuns hold first Mass in new abbey church
  116. Cathedrals to have holy doors during jubilee
  117. One in five polling booths in a church
  118. Cardinal talks to Alpha as its use grows in UK
  119. Murder of Christians creates an ‘ecumenism of martyrs’, says Pope
  120. Catholics help SNP to record win in Scotland
  121. Fewer Catholic MPs in new House of Commons
  122. Vatican post for Radcliffe
  123. New Bishop of Nottingham wants parishes to be outward-looking
  124. Merger talks with St Mary’s stall as Heythrop sinks into the red
  125. Downside to shut five churches
  126. Fundraising to bolster anti-slavery work
  127. Edmund Campion pamphlet returns home after four centuries
  128. Composer and nun named in Queen’s latest honours list
  129. Synod will seek to ‘integrate’ divorced and remarried
  130. Batch of vocations at Leeds Trinity
  131. A Jesuit light goes out in London
  132. End of an era as Heythrop closes
  133. ‘Our task is not to run a university’
  134. Dons rally round Heythrop
  135. Benedictines meet to discuss their future
  136. Priest leaves traditionalist parish
  137. Liverpool Hope honours novelist
  138. Declining order holds crisis talks
  139. Father figure
  140. Minister for faith role downgraded
  141. Leading Welsh priest to become Anglican
  142. Synod must focus on ‘real life’, says Cupich
  143. Francis is ‘a hit’
  144. Annulments to be speeded up
  145. Finding the ‘real’ in the ‘ideal’
  146. Synod will include 45 Francis nominees
  147. Europe trapped in ‘culture of comfort’
  148. Francis calls for a ‘revolution of tenderness’
  149. Pope speaks as immigrant in land of immigrants
  150. The Word made fresh
  151. Pope demonstrates the ‘inclusive Church’
  152. Trying to square the circle
  153. Pope intervenes to remind synod of guiding principles
  154. Awaiting the Spirit as the Fathers divide
  155. Pell, Dolan launch cardinals’ letter of concern to Francis
  156. The end of the beginning
  157. Meet the committee
  158. Speaking in tongues
  159. Frustration on all sides over marriage dilemmas
  160. Room for manoeuvre
  161. Rising stars
  162. Disputed readings after release of final synod document
  163. Surprise appointments
  164. Two held over Vatican finances leaks
  165. Undeterred Francis affirms he will push on with reforms
  166. LGBT envoy says aid is not linked to gay marriage rights
  167. Path of violence and hate is blasphemous ideology, says Pope
  168. Home truths for German Church
  169. Pope in Africa: To boldly go where no pope has gone
  170. Climate summit is ‘humanity’s last chance’
  171. Pope’s Africa visit becomes a pilgrimage for peace
  172. Tough words from Pope Francis on corruption at the outset of the Year of Mercy
  173. Lombardi defends Vatican justice system
  174. Recall God’s grace, says Francis, as Year of Mercy opens
  175. Pilgrims to the Vatican this Christmas are choosing shopping over Mass
  176. Francis’ race against time
  177. 24-hour news cycle seen as vital cog in Pope Francis' reforms
  178. Fall in numbers at papal audiences
  179. View from Rome
  180. View from Rome
  181. Pope Francis affirms ‘inseparable bond’ between Christians and Jews
  182. View from Rome
  183. Francis meets with Scottish archbishop
  184. Francis' willingness to wash the feet of women will anger his opponents, argues Christopher Lamb
  185. Rouhani meets Francis, in warming of Iran relations
  186. Traditional teaching on marriage affirmed
  187. View from Rome
  188. Francis raises hopes of breakthrough in relations with China
  189. Church sends out mixed message on family day
  190. View from Rome
  191. Minister meets Vatican envoy ahead of Syria talks
  192. The unaffordable gem?
  193. View from Rome
  194. Spare us the faux outrage over bishops’ houses
  195. Archbishop Welby, is a healthy church always a growing one?
  196. Liverpool's new archbishop knows nostalgia is not an option
  197. Francis’ condemnation of death penalty shows Christianity’s counter-cultural approach to punishment
  198. Francis’ US-Cuba coup demonstrates the Church’s soft power
  199. The programme of Francis’ papacy: changing the culture of the Roman curia
  200. Is Francis seeking a new understanding of church teaching on contraception?
  201. Will the marriage of St Mary’s and Heythrop go ahead?
  202. The Pope knows the power of leaving people guessing
  203. Catholic Education Service adviser in court on child porn charges
  204. Charismatics ‘crazy’ to neglect the Psalms, warns Wright
  205. Cardinal to host major Vatican conference on trafficking
  206. Poet's dig at new Missal in mischievous final sonnet
  207. Church's education adviser admits child-abuse image crimes
  208. Steps to sainthood for Romero-linked Jesuit and Fulton Sheen
  209. Ex-Maryvale heads set up evangelisation centre at Buckfast
  210. 'Don't do God' Alastair Campbell praises Pope Francis
  211. Campbell orders outspoken deacon to stop blogging
  212. Oxford Oratory founder Robert Byrne named bishop
  213. Nottingham's Malcolm McMahon to become Archbishop of Liverpool
  214. Leeds diocese slashes spending to beat deficit
  215. Durham establishes Catholic Social Teaching post
  216. Former English College rector appointed Westminster auxiliary
  217. Pope gives Queen Edward the Confessor cross
  218. Hierarchy rejects call to refuse politicians communion
  219. Vatican launches inquiry in O’Brien's former diocese
  220. Abused former altar boy sues Church for £300,000
  221. Nichols and Welby meet refugees at Catholic Worker house
  222. Walsingham director to succeed McMahon as bishop of Brentwood
  223. British sociologist to head papal social sciences academy
  224. Family life survey findings must be kept under wraps - Vatican
  225. In-depth documentary examines how Francis changing Church
  226. Vatican and bishops' conferences urged to consider married priests
  227. Parents miss out on Catholic primaries in London
  228. Papal phonecalls don't change church teaching, says Vatican
  229. Northern dioceses under financial strain
  230. Bishop describes stabbing as 'senseless tragedy'
  231. Toal to leave Argyll and the Isles to lead diocese of Motherwell
  232. Liverpool's McMahon calls for a missionary Church to 'wake up'
  233. Francis sends message of support to family of Ann Maguire
  234. Family synod, assisted suicide and school admissions on bishops’ agenda
  235. Bishop cautions against Ukip as Catholics urged to join in EU vote
  236. Olympics ceremony writer hits back at criticisms of 'godless' content
  237. Cafod turns down gay volunteer 'inspired by Francis'
  238. Pope names Cardinal Nichols to two key Vatican departments
  239. Welby and Pope to discuss trafficking in June
  240. New abortion rules 'pose threat to role of Catholic midwives'
  241. Priests and parents 'scared' to evangelise to teenagers
  242. Gumbel to join Pope and Welby for talks on anti-slavery initiative
  243. Priest who led response to Jersey killings honoured
  244. Vatican document on family calls for mercy and better formation
  245. Century-old Catholic library to close while search continues for new home
  246. Rise in British hostility to Catholic teaching and clergy, study reveals
  247. Heythrop and St Mary’s, Twickenham, in 'partnership' talks
  248. London Oratory school criticised for favouring white middle classes
  249. Principal lay ministry course backed by Cardinal Hume ends
  250. Pope Francis' fulsome tribute to evangelical bishop
  251. Downside holds back from electing abbot
  252. Jesus in the everyday: view the unusual art of Eularia Clarke
  253. Survey launched to hear about faith in the workplace
  254. Walsingham shrine in search of new leadership after Marists leave
  255. Independent Scotland would need its own papal ambassador
  256. Catholic church in Scotland opposes organ donation bill
  257. Kasper: Pope wants an ‘opening’ on church teaching on divorced
  258. Church must rediscover mercy, says Cardinal Nichols
  259. Church commissioners accept £2 million offer for Binchester
  260. Archbishop Cushley bans female Catholic theologian from speaking
  261. Bishop Kieran Conry says he feels ‘liberated’ after resignation over affair report
  262. Westminster auxiliary John Arnold appointed new Bishop of Salford
  263. Bishop follows Francis with plans for plain ministry
  264. Labour denies manifesto pledge for assisted suicide debate
  265. Cardinal Nichols takes possession of titular church
  266. Nichols says synod is opening pathways
  267. Report finds 'systemic failures' by C of E
  268. Cardinal Nichols reflects on end of Synod on the Family
  269. MPs back bill seeking to outlaw abortion on grounds of gender
  270. Catholic schools 'will teach tolerance but not gay marriage'
  271. Pope calls for 'streamlined' annulments
  272. Non-cardinal heads of Vatican departments will be made to retire at 75
  273. Cardinal Burke moved to Order of Malta
  274. Election guidance and ecumenical milestone on bishops' agenda
  275. Pope Francis to publish encyclical on climate change
  276. New Bishop of Leeds warned not to let his promotion go to his head
  277. Chairman of governors resigns at Jesuit-run Heythrop College
  278. Bishops urge laity to make voices heard ahead of next family synod
  279. Pope likes English Catholicism's 'pragmatic minority' temperament
  280. West London's 400-year-old Jesuit college considers its future
  281. Prominent Jesuit college no longer recruiting undergraduates
  282. Pope to create new cardinals in Feburary
  283. Irish ex-president appointed professor at Catholic university
  284. Duncan Smith defends benefit cuts criticised by Cardinal Nichols
  285. Scottish priests face new abuse claims
  286. Leading abuse campaigner appointed to papal commission
  287. Liverpool’s archbishop talks about plans for his diocese
  288. Tartaglia meets woman three times bereaved by bin lorry crash
  289. Heythrop’s research reveals 'dramatic improvement'
  290. Call for greater understanding of spirituality in public life
  291. Beatification for Romero closer as theologians decide he was martyr
  292. Rector of Beda College takes up visiting professorship at St Mary’s
  293. Church of England urged to invest in growth and digital media
  294. Do not offend religions – freedom of speech has limits, says Francis
  295. Peer urges stricter safeguards for assisted dying
  296. Israelis block bishops on solidarity mission from entering Gaza
  297. Cameron disagrees with Pope on freedom of speech
  298. Westminster diocese's fundraiser nets £37 million
  299. Westminster diocese fund-raising campaign nets £37 million
  300. CES apologises after bitter row over changes to RE
  301. MP ‘disappointed’ over Prime Minister’s abortion response
  302. Tartaglia returns home after suffering heart attack
  303. Nuncio's tweets accuse Francis of being 'utterly wrong'
  304. BBC shakes up religious programming
  305. BBC radio religious coverage falls by almost 40 per cent in a year
  306. Labour-supporting nuns criticise ‘bigoted’ Hunt
  307. Cardinals Pell and Marx clash over financial transparency
  308. Goldman Sachs chairman appointed to Benet’s Hall post
  309. Scicluna named as Archbishop of Malta
  310. New Rector of the Beda College after 17 years
  311. Senior monk says Religious have become too worldly
  312. Oscar Romero to be beatified on 23 May
  313. Priests drum up support to resist any change to Church teaching
  314. No official Church status for new private ‘Catholic’ college
  315. Pope announces Jubilee Year of mercy
  316. Vatican would support UN-led action against IS
  317. Vatican archbishop rules out 1998 Mass translation
  318. St Benet’s prepares to admit women students
  319. Cardinal O'Brien resigns his 'rights and privileges'
  320. Bishop Moth to replace Kieran Conry in Arundel and Brighton
  321. Cardinal rebukes priests for publicising call to resist reform
  322. St Mary’s and Heythrop enter 'final discussions' over partnership deal
  323. Judge rules in favour of London Oratory after admissions fight
  324. Primary chided for teaching on adult relationships
  325. ‘Merger’ talks between London colleges enter final stage
  326. Heythrop to keep Kensington campus in deal with St Mary’s
  327. Gay Catholics look forward to Mass celebrated by Cardinal Nichols
  328. One in five British polling stations is in a church
  329. Nichols talks to Alpha as Catholic parishes embrace course
  330. Britain's most influential Catholics revealed on The Tablet’s Top 100 list
  331. New bishop for Nottingham fills last episcopal vacancy
  332. Bishops hope new Government will lift admissions cap on academies
  333. University merger talks stall as Heythrop sinks into the red
  334. Edmund Campion pamphlet returns home after four centuries
  335. Benedictine monks of Downside to shut five churches
  336. Fundraiser to support Church's anti-trafficking work
  337. Synod document identifies ‘penitential road’
  338. Cardinal criticises Church treatment of divorced and remarried
  339. Vocations flourish at Leeds Trinity University
  340. 400-year-old Jesuit-run Heythrop College announces closure
  341. Synod document looks to integrate divorced and remarried
  342. Former Labour Education Secretary joins St Mary's, Twickenham
  343. Closure of Heythrop puts Jesuit mission and 91 jobs at risk
  344. Anglican bishop and Labour peer criticise Laudato si'
  345. Lord Patten calls for divorced and remarried to receive Communion
  346. More bishops call for married men to be ordained
  347. Priest leaves traditionalist parish due to 'toll on health'
  348. Jewish peer 'appalled' by failure to protect Christians
  349. Philosophers call for Heythrop College to be saved from closure
  350. English Benedictines gather on Sunday to discuss future
  351. Hermit who threatened lesbian couple pleads guilty to harassment
  352. Declining English Benedictine order holds crisis talks at Buckfast Abbey
  353. UK Minister for Faith scrapped with job’s duties passed downwards
  354. God is in love with us, avoid consumerism, Pope Francis tells faithful
  355. Pope announces 'first in history' meeting with Russian Patriarch Kirill
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