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Energy and the Environment

The comfort, security and progress which we in the rich world enjoy have been underpinned for years by the ready availability of cheap energy. It is only in recent years that we have started to try and react to the negative externalities which are an inherent feature of many forms...Read More »

The UK and the European Convention on Human Rights

Two articles about the relationship between the UK and the European Convention on Human Rights. One by David O’Mahony, Chairman of the Catholic Union (please read here) and the second by Nigel Parker, a member of the Catholic Union Council  (please read here).   ...Read More »

Corpus Christi Procession 2016

A Corpus Christi Procession will be held on Sunday 29th May. This year it will be even more exciting than ever, as we shall begin at the Assumption Church in Warwick Street, London and move north up Regents Street working our way back to Saint James’s, Spanish Place. We shall be in the...Read More »

EU Referendum 2016

The referendum on 23rd June is important. In former times, the issue would have been decided by great statesmen persuading Parliament by reasoned arguments in thorough debates. All those who would have to decide would be there to listen, to speak and to have their views tested in rigorous argument....Read More »

Charlemagne Prize 2016

Pope Francis, on Friday 6th May 2016,  received the International Charlemagne Prize of Aachen, Germany, from Marcel Philipp, the Lord Mayor of the German city. The International Charlemagne Prize is awarded for work done in the service of European unification. The Prize is named for Charles the Great (Charlemagne), the...Read More »

His Holiness Pope Francis visits Lesbos

On Saturday 16 April 2016, His Holiness Pope Francis visited Lesbos to see for himself the conditions that refugees were living in. He was accompanied by Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople and the Greek Orthodox Archbishop of Athens and All Greece, Ieronymus II The Holy Father said ‘We have come to call the attention of the...Read More »

Should we be scared of Islam ?

Full details of this event are posted on the CUCT website. Please click here     ...Read More »

Summer Gathering 2016

The 2016 Summer Gathering was held on Saturday 25 June 2016 at St. Mary’s University. The day’s events started with Mass at the University’s chapel, which His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI visited during his visit to the UK in 2010. Mass was celebrated by Rev Fr John Dickson SDB. David O’Mahony,...Read More »

Religious Freedom - The Catholic Approach

RELIGIOUS FREEDOM: THE CATHOLIC APPROACH By David O’Mahony Chairman – The Catholic Union of Great Britain Talk given to the Ecclesiastical Law Society on 12 March 2016 INTRODUCTION  I should make plain at the beginning that I am neither a theologian nor a church historian, and I do not represent the catholic church. What follows...Read More »

2016 Catholic Women of the Year

Nominations for the 2016 Catholic Women of the Year are invited. Any Catholic woman can be nominated – we are looking for the “unsung heroines”: these may be women who are active in their local parish or  community, in visiting the sick or imprisoned, in preparing children  for First Communion or helping with projects for...Read More »

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