Older members may remember Frank Steiner KSG, a former Chairman of the Parliamentary and Public Affairs Committee (PPAC) who died peacefully on 24 February 2019 at the age of 96. According to his obituary in The Guardian, he was a Catholic from a Jewish family and a refugee from Austria who came to Britain on the Kindertransport in 1938. He joined the PPAC in 1982 and was its Chairman for many years. The PPAC remembered him at its meeting on 5 March. Our sympathy and prayers go to his family. May he rest in peace.
The next Catholic Union Summer Gathering will take place on Saturday 29 June at the Christian Heritage Centre at Stonyhurst College, Clitheroe, Lancashire. There will be transport from Preston station and the option of an overnight stay at the Christian Heritage Centre plus a programme of optional activities on Sunday 30 June.
More details to follow shortly.
A report on this event including the text of Cardinal Vincent’s homily is available at https://www.indcatholicnews.com/news/36632
This Catholic Union submission was made in December and has just been published on the website of the Women and Equalities Committee. It can therefore now be made public.
On 8 December 2018, the Catholic Union submitted a response to Richmond Council’s consultation exercise on making a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) in relation to the abortion facility in Rosslyn Road.
Wednesday 5 December 2018 – 7.30pm – Lecture by George Weigel on “Democracy and its Discontents: Catholicism and Public Life in Turbulent Times“. George Weigel is a well known American Catholic author, commentator and biographer of Pope John Paul II. Organised by the Thomistic Institute and cosponsored by the Catholic Union Charitable Trust.
The CUCT Craigmyle Lecture 2018 was delivered on 18 October by crossbencher Baroness Nuala O’Loan. It was an impressive and uplifting address some highlights of which are included in this press release.
This is the Catholic Union response to the Gvoernment Consultation on Reform of the Gender Recognition Act 2004 as submitted on 19 October,
This is a summary of the Supreme Court’s judgment in the Ashers Bakery case delivered on 10 October 2018.
This notice was sent to members electronically on 23 May 2018.