The Catholic Union’s 2020 AGM will take place on Thursday 19 November at 6.30pm. By kind permission of Cardinal Vincent Nichols, the AGM will this year be held in the Throne Room at Archbishop’s House, next to Westminster Cathedral. The choice of this special venue marks the 150th Anniversary of the Catholic Union.
The AGM will be preceded by Mass at 5.30pm in Westminster Cathedral and followed by a Reception.
The Catholic Union has called on the Government to focus on supporting marriage and family life rather than looking at plans to make divorce easier.
The Government is planning a shake up of divorce laws in England and Wales, which will remove the ability to contest a divorce and replace the requirement to produce evidence of ‘irretrievable breakdown’ with a simple statement.
The Catholic Union met the Prime Minister’s Special Envoy for Religious Freedom, Rehman Chishti MP, this week (27 January).
Director, Nigel Parker, and Head of Public Affairs, James Somerville-Meikle, met Mr Chishti in the Foreign Office to discuss the progress made in implementing the recommendations of the Truro report into Christian persecution.
Please click on the link below to see the January 2020 Newsletter.
The Catholic Union Charitable Trust has invited Cardinal Michael Fitzgerald, former President of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, to deliver a talk on this subject on Friday 27 March at 6.30pm at the University of Notre Dame, 1 Suffolk Street, SW1Y 4HG. The talk will be followed by a Drinks Reception and all are welcome.
Please register with the CUCT office (020 8749 1321 or firstname.lastname@example.org) or on Eventbrite here.
Following the Queen’s Speech on Thursday 19 December, the Catholic Union has issued the response below.
“There is much to welcome in the Queen’s Speech, not least a commitment to protect those persecuted for their faith and implement the recommendations of the Truro report. This is something the Catholic Union has been calling for. The Government must now put words into action and show that promoting religious freedom around the world is a key foreign policy objective.
This table selects a number of relevant extracts from the manifestos of parties other than the three main national parties which were covered in the previous table. These parties (in alphabetical order) are the Brexit Party, Green Party, Plaid Cymru and the Scottish National Party.
Manifesto comparison table (other parties)
The Catholic Union is publishing an Election Statement which includes a link to this table:
Manifesto comparison table
Please click below to see some questions about religious freedom to ask your parliamentary candidates in the forthcoming General Election.
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