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18 December 2014

Lord (Roy) Hattersley’s twenty-third book has a strong personal element to it. Taking as its subject the persecution of Catholics in England, the book is dedicated to his father, Frederick Roy Hattersley, a priest who left the ministry to marry Roy’s mother.

18 December 2014

Along with former Shadow Attorney General, chancellor of the University of Greenwich and Queen’s Counsel, Baroness (Patricia) Scotland can add alderman of the City of London to her roles.

18 December 2014

After overseeing one large media operation, Lord Patten of Barnes is hard at work seeking to reform another, as the former chairman of the BBC Trust is now in charge of a committee looking at Vatican communications.

18 December 2014

Last week in East Sussex, students at St Leonards-Mayfield School staged a live crib service in the local village (pictured). Mary and Joseph processed down the high street guiding a donkey and singing carols.

18 December 2014

Pope Francis’ critique of the global financial system is getting him noticed by economists. The London School of Economics has devoted two lectures in a month to his views on the world economy.

Previous issues

11 December 2014

Actress Angelina Jolie was brought up a Catholic: her father, Jon Voight, once played Pope John Paul II in a TV movie and her late mother, Marcheline Bertrand, was praised by her daughter for the way she lived her faith.

11 December 2014

What is the future of the European project? Pope Francis has strong views on where the source of the problem lies, and he did not pull his punches when he addressed the European Parliament last month.

11 December 2014

Made for Glory, a series of short films designed to help young people go deeper in their personal relationship with Christ, was given the Vatican seal of approval this week after a link to one of them was tweeted by the Pontifical Council for Social Communications.

11 December 2014

They are a group of 30 prominent Australians who have come together to record a song protesting against the detention of 700 asylum-seeker children.

11 December 2014

Where else but in Germany would the wheels used by church leaders – both Protestant and Catholic – to get around come under scrutiny?

11 December 2014

A Yorkshire parish has produced a chronicle of its first 100 years revealing links to a gallery of famous names from Apollo astronauts to the US Ryder Cup golf team and the crooner Bing Crosby.

04 December 2014

After signing a lucrative sponsorship deal with the National Bank of Abu Dhabi, Real Madrid football club decided to drop the small Christian cross surmounting the royal crown on its official crest.

04 December 2014

Heythrop College has hosted plenty of eminent lecturers over the years. But the man who proved the biggest draw was the philosopher Charles Taylor. A packed Loyola Hall heard on Tuesday night the author of A Secular Age discuss the Disjunctions Movemen

04 December 2014

On his visit to Strasbourg to address the European Parliament, Pope Francis met 97-year-old Helma Schmidt, whose family he had lodged with in 1985 when he was learning German at the Goethe Institute in Boppard, West Germany.

04 December 2014

The remains of a Second World War Spitfire aircraft shot down over Salisbury Plain is to be handed over to the Catholic school where its pilot was a pupil.

04 December 2014

Although Jon Cruddas, Labour’s policy guru, said that party leaders are nervous of taking up Catholic Social Teaching, Ed Miliband has not given up on the Church.

04 December 2014

Today, The Tablet’s popular “Letter from Rome” returns to these pages. It will be written by four writers each bringing their own take on goings-on in the Eternal City.

27 November 2014

While Alastair Campbell’s insistence that Tony Blair’s Government “didn’t do God” is seen as a maxim for politicians to follow, Theresa May had no such reticence talking about her faith when she appeared on BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs last week.

27 November 2014

Just over two months ago, Kieran Conry announced his resignation as Bishop of Arundel and Brighton after acknowledging he had been unfaithful to his vow of celibacy.

27 November 2014

Will Cardinal Raymond Burke and a whole host of curial officials be hanging out of their windows on the Via della Conciliazione to see Daniel Craig screeching past in his Fiat 500 during filming for the next James Bond movie?

27 November 2014

Serving the poor is a Christian duty but it also brings happiness, according to Australian priest and broadcaster Fr Bob Maguire, who has launched a competition offering three happiness prizes.

27 November 2014

Illuminated manuscripts from the Middle Ages, including a Book of Hours and a rare German handbook of Christian death, are among items to be sold at an auction in Paris next week.

27 November 2014

Gerard W. Hughes’ spiritual writings spanned the Christian denominations and also crossed the political divide – as his funeral on 17 November showed.

20 November 2014

It has now been almost three months since it was announced that Cardinal Antonio Cañizares Llovera, prefect of the Vatican’s department for liturgy, would return home to Spain as Archbishop of Valencia.

20 November 2014

Are beards now the fashion for senior clerics?

20 November 2014

Dame Judi Dench has revealed that her acting debut at 16 was as an angel in the York Mystery Plays when they were first revived in 1951 – but at the time, her ambition was to be a designer.

20 November 2014

There have sometimes been murmurings of VIP receptions for bishops at installations, while the rest of us have to make do with warm white wine and sausage rolls.

20 November 2014

An openly gay man has appeared in a film distributed online by the Holy See this week, in what is probably a first.