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14 August 2014

The church hierarchy can expect a lighter mailbag following the news that Daphne McLeod, the chairwoman of Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice, is retiring after 20 years.

14 August 2014

Actors including Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams (pictured) and Stanley Tucci are reportedly in talks to star in the Tom McCarthy film on the clerical sexual-abuse scandal in Boston.

14 August 2014

The disciples in woolly jumpers and the risen Christ with gardening tools are just some of the unusual portrayals by the artist Eularia Clarke (1914-1970), whose Picnic on the Shore is pictured above.

14 August 2014

Pig wrestling can now be listed alongside bingo, barbecues and selling marmalade as one of the ways for parishes to raise money.

14 August 2014

As one of the inspirations for the BBC2 sitcom Rev, and host of BBC Radio 4’s Saturday Live, his fan base is now arguably as large as, if not larger than, it was in his days in the 1980s as a musician with Jimmy Somerville in the Communards.

Previous issues

07 August 2014

The challenging pace set by Professor Linda Woodhead on debating and researching religion is expected to step up a gear as she has accepted an invitation to become president of Modern Church.

07 August 2014

In a new twist for ecumenical relations this week, a Requiem Mass – which included a tribute from Pope Francis – took place for an Evangelical bishop, Tony Palmer, who died tragically in a motorcycle accident last month.

07 August 2014

One of the largest Pentecostal churches in Brazil, the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God, last week inaugurated a new 10,000-seat venue in São Paulo.

07 August 2014

Sending questionnaires to the laity, exploring the role of women in the Church – in many ways Cardinal Edward Clancy, who died last weekend at the age of 90, was a man ahead of his time.

31 July 2014

Peace is in danger of breaking out between the Church and Stonewall, the gay equality organisation.

31 July 2014

With the synod on the family just a matter of months away, a well-timed book-length interview with Cardinal Gerhard Müller is to be released.

31 July 2014

The eighth-century monastery on the remote island of Skellig Michael in south-west Ireland harks bark to an ancient monasticism but has now taken on a more futuristic role as a location for the latest Star Wars film.

31 July 2014

After over a decade in the editor’s chair, Catherine Pepinster is taking a sabbatical. During this period she will spend six months as Visiting Scholar at St Benet’s Hall, Oxford

31 July 2014

On Monday, Europe will pause as it commemorates the centenary of the outbreak of the Great War, a scene of which is depicted in the watercolour above.

31 July 2014

The “great silence” on a recent retreat at Douai Abbey was disturbed when some of the rooms at the Benedictine monastery in Berkshire were invaded by giant hornets in the middle of the night.

24 July 2014

English-born Bishop Richard Williamson, who was expelled from the ultra-traditionalist Society of St Pius X (SSPX) in 2012 for challenging the society’s leaders, has founded a new “Priestly Union of Marcel Lefebvre” in France for priests who leave the SSPX.

24 July 2014

Ahigh-church Anglican vicar has increased by as much as ten-fold his visitor count by opening what is believed to be the first full-time post office in a church. Last month, Fr Andrew Foreshew-Cain incurred a formal rebuke from his bishop when he married his partner, Stephen Forshew, a Catholic from Australia.

24 July 2014

It is rare to find evidence of Christianity in Britain prior to AD 306, when Emperor Constantine came to power. Yet a silver ring with a Christian motif has been found at a dig at the Roman fort of Binchester, in County Durham.

24 July 2014

The distinguished journalist Roland Hill, who has died aged 93, began his career on The Tablet after the Second World War. Born in Hamburg the son of a businessman called Rudolf Hess (no relation of Hitler’s deputy), Hill fled Nazi Germany for Austria.

24 July 2014

Competing against choirs from as far afield as China, the Bradford Catholic Girls’ Choir has won two bronze medals at the World Choir Games in the Latvian capital, Riga.

24 July 2014

Amid all the public commemorations that are marking the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War, the Bishop of the Forces, Richard Moth, is also pondering a poignant personal story connected with the conflict.

17 July 2014

Along with helping the Holy See to elucidate its message more effectively, one of the tasks facing the committee appointed to oversee Vatican communications is to make savings. Indeed, Cardinal George Pell, prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy, ...

17 July 2014

With their match against the Church of England fast approaching, the Vatican cricket team is garnering support from across the world.

17 July 2014

Congratulations to Tablet columnist Br Guy Consolmagno, who has won the Carl Sagan medal, a prestigious scientific award for those who communicate astronomy to the public.

17 July 2014

While Westminster politicians were due to debate whether assisted suicide should become the law of the land, a group of 1,200 of the sick and dying – many of them elderly – were preparing to go on pilgrimage to Lourdes.

17 July 2014

The two are close friends having spent the summer commentating on the World Cup in Brazil together after both made the move from BBC to ITV Sport.

17 July 2014

Given the poor state of religious literacy among young people, it is time to think creatively about how to communicate basic tenets of faith.