Director - Nigel Parker

Nigel has been the Catholic Union Director since March 2017. For most of his career he was an employed barrister at the FCO, advising on international, EU and English law. He has extensive experience of briefing ministers and negotiating with the UN, EU, CoE, and OSCE. He has been responsible for...Read More »

2016 Catholic Young Writer Award

The winners of the 2016 Catholic Young Writer Award have been announced. For details please refer to the Catholic Union Charitable Trust website – Please click here  ...Read More »

2016 Catholic Women of the Year

2016 CATHOLIC WOMEN OF THE YEAR LUNCHEON will be held on Friday 28th October 2016 at the Amba Hotel, Marble Arch, London W1 to honour Catherine McMillan, musician and writer Sister Jane Louise of the Sisters of Reconciliation, Walsingham Dr Olive Duddy, teacher of NFP and Marriage Preparation Dr Caroline Farey, of the School of the Annunciation Tickets...Read More »

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 »

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