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 »

Syrian Refugees

Introduction 17 January 2016 was celebrated by the Catholic Church as the World Day of Migrants and Refugees.  Many people will think immediately of the current refugee crisis affecting the Middle East and Europe, but the concern of the Church for migrants and refugees is rooted in the Gospel and has...Read More »

Response to Living with Difference

The Catholic Union has prepared a response to the Living with Difference report. Read the response by clicking on the link shown below Response to Living With Difference     ...Read More »

Living with Difference

A Commission of Religion and Belief in British Public Life sponsored by the Woolf Institute, Cambridge, has today 7th December 2015 published a report entitled Living With Difference, community, diversity and the common good. This report has received coverage in the media and you can read it here       ...Read More »

Vice-Chairman - Dr Anthony Cole

Dr Cole was elected Vice-Chairman at the Annual General Meeting held on 19th November 2015. More details about Dr Cole will be found in the paragraph dealing with his other responsibility namely that of Chairman of the Parliamentary and Public Affairs Committee (PPAC). ...Read More »

‘Worldly’ People Can’t Truly Celebrate

Pope Francis is reminding that those who indulge in worldliness are unable to truly celebrate, since the best the spirit of the world can offer is mere amusement. True joy comes from the Covenant, the Holy Father said this morning at Casa Santa Marta, reported Vatican Radio. The Holy Father reflected on...Read More »

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