ACP Zoom with Christopher Lamb

Rome Correspondent with The Tablet

Wednesday 10th February 2021 at 7.00pm

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Christopher Lamb is a journalist and author specialising in the Vatican and Religious Affairs and is the Rome Correspondent for The Tablet. He is a regular contributor to the BBC and his book, The Outsider: Pope Francis and his battle to reform the Church was published this year.

The U.S.Church; on the verge of a split?

A brief summary on the current state of the U.S. Church

The Catholic Church in the United States has been deeply divided for many years now, but the election of Joe Biden as President has brought the divisions into the public domain in a new way. For those who are not familiar with the U.S. church, I will provide here a short summary of the issues and the main characters involved.

A broken and demoralised Church still contains something precious and important for the future of humanity

TG4 did a very interesting programme on the discovery of the Faddan More Psalter, an ancient manuscript of the Psalms found in an Offaly bog. It dated from the eight century. The programme outlined the work that went into restoring what was left of the manuscript, and what could be learned from it. One of the really interesting things was that it had influences from the Coptic Church in the Middle East.

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