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Prisons Week Update from Pact

The Prisons Advice and Care Trust (Pact) is the major Catholic charity supporting prisoners and their families. Cardinal Vincent Nichols is Pact’s president and Bishop Richard Moth also works closely with the charity in his role as Liaison Bishop for Prisons. Earlier this year, Pact commissioned a new report: Preventing Homelessness Amongst Former Prisoners in England and Wales. […]

Christian groups call on Chancellor to deliver for families

Three Christian organisations have called on the Chancellor to make the tax system fairer for families ahead of the Budget and Spending Review later this month.   The Catholic Union of Great Britain; the Centre for Enterprise, Markets and Ethics; and the Benedict XVI Centre for Religion and Society, St Mary’s University, Twickenham have set […]

Catholic Union calls on Gove to deliver for faith groups

The Catholic Union has warned that work on faith engagement risks being “side-lined” under a new department headed up by Michael Gove.   As part of Boris Johnson’s recent reshuffle, Mr Gove was appointed Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities – the department previously known as the Ministry of Housing, Communities and […]

Editorial: Challenges to life are numerous and serious

Head of Public Affairs, James Somerville-Meikle, writes: It’s been a challenging week for those seeking to uphold the dignity of life. On Wednesday, the High Court rejected the legal case brought against the UK Government by Heidi Crowter and others who claimed that current abortion law is discriminatory by allowing abortion up to birth for Down’s Syndrome. […]

Editorial: What the reshuffle means for Catholics

Head of Public Affairs, James Somerville-Meikle, writes: Nothing gets the Westminster rumour mill going like a reshuffle. The shake up of Ministers was more extensive than expected, but it remains to be seen what impact the changes in personnel will have on policy. Dominic Raab’s move to the Ministry of Justice could lead to bolder […]

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