A summary of the situation of certain vulnerable groups affected by the Covid-19 crisis as at mid-April 2020: CU Covid 19 Research_17-04-20
The Catholic Union has called for greater support for volunteers during the coronavirus. In a letter to the Communities Secretary, Robert Jenrick MP, the Catholic Union warned that the country’s army of volunteers is being overlooked in the Government’s response to the virus.
Here is a collection of online resources for Holy Mass, Prayers and Devotions, Retreats, Courses and Lectures to help us all during the Covid-19 crisis. Please click on the link below and we hope that it will prove useful. Briefing re Online Resources 7.4.20
Here is a collection of prayers from different churches around the world relating to Covid-19 supplied by a member of the Catholic Union: April Ecumenical COVID Prayers
The Catholic Union has urged the BBC to broadcast the celebration of Mass on Sundays as the Coronavirus crisis continues. Public Masses have been suspended by the Bishops in Scotland, and England and Wales, following Government guidance on social distancing. Churches have now closed their doors to visitors completely as efforts to stop the spread […]
The Catholic Union has called on the three remaining Labour leadership contenders to support the common good, ahead of the new leader being announced next month. Catholic Union Director, Nigel Parker, has written to Rebecca Long Bailey, Lisa Nandy, and Sir Keir Starmer, to ask them to back five key commitments on social policy. These […]
Catholic Union Head of Public Affairs, James Somerville-Meikle, comments on the Budget. “The focus of this Budget is rightly on preparing the country for Coronavirus – and it’s good to see extra funds being made available to support our NHS and public services.
The Catholic Union has joined forces with the Catholic Bishops to urge Chancellor Rishi Sunak to abolish the two-child limit on benefits as part of next month’s Budget. In a letter congratulating Mr Sunak on his recent appointment, Nigel Parker (Director of the Catholic Union) and Bishop Richard Moth (Chair of the Bishops’ Conference Department […]
Cardinal Vincent Nichols celebrated a special Mass to mark the 150th anniversary of the Catholic Union. The Mass took place at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Farm Street, on Wednesday 19 February. It is part of a series of events to celebrate the landmark anniversary of the Union. During his homily, Cardinal Nichols congratulated […]
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 […]