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 […]
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 […]
The President of the Catholic Union, the Rt Hon Sir Edward Leigh MP has written to the Prime Minister today calling on the Government to publish the evidence and scientific advice that led to the decision to close places of worship for services. He says that “without such evidence, banning communal worship is a clearly […]
Following the announcement from the Prime Minister on 31 October that church services will not be able to take place in England from 5 November – 2 December, the Catholic Union has issued the following statement.
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 […]
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 […]
The Catholic Union, Caritas Social Action Network, and Catholic Bishops in England and Wales have joined forces to call for a higher rate of Gift Aid to be introduced in response to coronavirus. In their letter to the Culture Secretary, Oliver Dowden, the Catholic groups highlight the “perfect storm” faced by many charities at this […]
Ahead of the summer recess, the Catholic Union has sent out a parliamentary update to our supporters in both Houses of Parliament. This will be the first in a series of quarterly updates to MPs and Peers. The email update provides parliamentarians with a summary of our news and campaigns over the past few months.
The Catholic Union will be hosting an online talk with Jen Copestake and Fr Hugh MacKenzie on the future human and ethical challenges of Artificial Intelligence.
The Catholic Union and church groups in London have warned of a rough sleeping crisis, unless the Government acts soon. Around 15,000 people across the country have been housed by local authorities since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. This has been made possible by extra funding from the Government to provide accommodation for rough […]