Author: Aaron Humphriss

Nigel Parker attends Catholic Independent Schools’ Conference

Between 28-29 April, the annual Catholic Independent Schools’ Conference (CISC) took place at Hanbury Manor, Hertfordshire. The theme of the conference was: ‘Who Am I to Judge?…What Are We to Do?’ – ‘“…but let the one who has never sinned throw the first stone!” Then he stooped down again and wrote in the dust.’ (Jn.8:7-8). […]

Lord Moylan asks Question on Sacramental Access in Emergencies

On 26 April, Lord Moylan asked HM Government what plans they have to put in place a multi-professional strategy for the emergency services concerning the attendance of ministers of religion at the scene of situations involving serious injury. Responding to the Oral Question, Baroness Williams of Trafford (Minister of State, Home Office) highlighted the recently revised guidelines from […]

Catholic Leaders Respond to Invasion of Ukraine

Damage from explosion in Ukraine.

Following President Putin’s decision to recognise the independence of the self-declared Luhansk and Donetsk People’s Republics, Russian troops launched a large-scale invasion of Ukraine on 24 February. Church leaders and organisations have issued various statements in response to the crisis. A compilation of these, alongside a selection of relevant news articles, can be found below. […]

Summer Gathering 2022

  We are delighted to announce that the Catholic Union will be holding a Summer Gathering on Saturday 23 July 2022 at St Mary’s College, Oscott, the famous seminary in Sutton Coldfield, near Birmingham. The present home of Oscott dates from 1838 and is largely the work of the great Catholic architect, AWN Pugin.  He […]

Pact – Stations of the Cross Liturgy: What does it mean to you?

  The Prison Advice and Care Trust (Pact) is an independent national Catholic charity that supports prisoners, people with convictions, and their children and families. It provides caring and life–changing services at every stage of the criminal justice process: in court, in prison, on release, and in the community. The charity was founded in 1898 as […]

Pact: Reimagining Human Dignity in Dark Times

  Pact is is a pioneering Catholic charity that supports prisoners, people with convictions, and their children and families. It provides caring and life changing services at every stage of the criminal justice process: in court, in prison, on release, and in the community.   ‘The first principle of human dignity therefore is relationship.’ So said […]

Holy See Mission to the UN prepares for staff changes.

  After nearly four years of service, Monsignor David Charters, the coordinator of the peace and security team, will be leaving the Mission in anticipation of taking up a new assignment. A native of the north west of England, he was ordained for the Diocese of Shrewsbury in 2008. After receiving further training, he joined […]

Artificial Intelligence and the Catholic Church

What is AI? Artificial Intelligence (AI) refers to the ability of computers to mimic human-like cognitive functions. Through the use of logic, computers can simulate the reasoning humans use to learn new information and make decisions. This technology is currently utilised in autonomous robots, search engines, targeted advertising, facial recognition, email spam filters, smart assistants […]

Catholic Union Briefing on Canada’s Conversion Therapy Ban

On 8 December 2021, Bill C-4 received Royal Assent in Canada. The legislation came into force on 7 January 2022, creating the following new offences: causing another person to undergo conversion therapy; doing anything for the purpose of removing a child from Canada with the intention that thechild undergo conversion therapy outside Canada; promoting or […]

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