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Sir James MacMillan CBE delivers annual Craigmyle Lecture

The Catholic Union’s annual Craigmyle Lecture was delivered this year by the Scottish composer Sir James MacMillan CBE with the title “Music, Faith and Politics”.   This year’s lecture on 24 November was delivered via video conference on account of coronavirus restrictions, with Sir James addressing Catholic Union members and supporters from his home in […]

Catholic Union responds to the Spending Review

Following the publication of the Government’s Spending Review on 25 November, the Catholic Union has issued the following response.   Catholic Union Director, Nigel Parker, comments: “This year’s Spending Review has revealed the scale of the economic shock caused by coronavirus.   “The combination of a public health emergency and an economic emergency is having […]

Catholic Union AGM – Thursday 19 November at 6.30pm

The Catholic Union AGM will be held on Thursday 19 November at 6.30pm. Before the onset of Covid-19, we had been granted the privilege of holding this year’s AGM in the Throne Room of Archbishop’s House, Westminster, in honour of our 150th anniversary.  The AGM will now be held online on Zoom (slightly earlier than previously advertised) because […]

Craigmyle Lecture – Sir James MacMillan 24 November 2020 at 7pm

  A transcript of Sir James’s talk can be found here: CRAIGMYLE-LECTURE-2020   The Catholic Union Charitable Trust is honoured to announce that the Craigmyle Lecture 2020 will be given by Sir James MacMillan CBE on Tuesday 24 November at 7pm on the subject of “Music, Faith and Politics”. Sir James MacMillan is the pre-eminent Scottish […]

Catholics press Charities Minister for extra support

The Catholic Union arranged a meeting with Charities Minister, Baroness Barran, to call for extra support for charities during the coronavirus pandemic.   Catholic Union Director, Nigel Parker, and Head of Public Affairs, James Somerville-Meikle, were joined by representatives of the Caritas Social Action Network and Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales for a […]

Keep ideology out of human rights, warns Catholic Union

The Catholic Union has called on the Government to avoid “diluting the concept of human rights” as part of a consultation on the UK’s international policy.   In a submission to the Government’s Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy, the Catholic Union calls for a focus on upholding fundamental human rights at […]

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