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Catholic Union welcomes new guidance on the Last Rites

The Catholic Union has welcomed new guidance for police officers which recognises the importance of allowing victims of crime to have access to priests and family members.   The new guidance from the College of Policing recognises the importance of priests being able to administer the Last Rites to people at crimes scenes in cases […]

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 […]

Common sense and science prevail in GMC progesterone case

Catholic Union members and supporters had the opportunity to hear from Dr Dermot Kearney about how his support for women who changed their minds about having an abortion led to disciplinary action being taken against him. Dr Kearney was the guest speaker at the Catholic Union’s latest webinar on Monday 28 March. Dr Kearney had […]

Families still feel the squeeze after Spring Statement warns Catholic Union

Following the Chancellor’s Spring Statement, the Catholic Union has issued a statement.   Nigel Parker, Director of the Catholic Union, comments: “The increased cost of living is hitting family budgets hard – especially those that were just about managing. While some of the changes announced by the Chancellor will take the edge off spiralling food […]

Christian groups call on Chancellor to ease tax burden on families

Three Christian organisations have called on the Chancellor to make the tax system fairer for families ahead of the Spring Statement 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 called for action […]

Bill of Rights should focus on recognised fundamental rights, says Catholic Union

The Catholic Union has called for a renewed focus on universal, inviolable, and inalienable rights as part of plans for a new Bill of Rights being proposed by the Government.   Following a review of the Human Rights Act, the Government is consulting on a number of possible changes to the framework of human rights […]

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 […]

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