Catholic Union appoints a Director

The Catholic Union is pleased to announce the appointment of Nigel Parker as Director of the Catholic Union of Great Britain and the Catholic Union Charitable Trust. This is a new part-time position which is designed to increase the impact and effectiveness of the work of the Catholic Union and to...Read More »

John Milton Lecture on "Freedom of Religion or Belief"

Professor David Alton Vice-President of the Catholic Union gave the John Milton lecture at Mansfield College, Oxford entitled “Freedom of Religion or Belief” The text of the lecture is set out below In setting the scene for this lecture on Freedom of Religion or Belief and, in thanking Baroness Kennedy, who is...Read More »

Child Refugees

  ‘The Catholic Union regards the government’s change in policy on child refugees with dismay. The argument that the policy should be dropped because it is a ‘draw’ for refugees is profoundly disheartening. If that argument were to be taken to its logical conclusion we would never assist anyone in trouble. If you...Read More »

2017 Summer Gathering

The 2017 Summer Gathering will be held at Arundel Castle on Saturday 15 July. The celebrant at Mass will be Canon Tim Madeley ...Read More »

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 »

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