The Catholic Union has called on the Government to unlock the potential of faith groups in helping to tackle local problems. In a letter to the Faiths Minister, Lord Greenhalgh, the Catholic Union has called for better guidance from the Government to encourage local authorities to work with faith groups at the ground level. […]
Category: Parliamentary Affairs
The Catholic Union has responded to the Queen’s Speech on 11 May 2021. Catholic Union Director, Nigel Parker, comments: “National recovery is rightly the Government’s focus for the year ahead but rebuilding from the pandemic is a task that needs to involve everyone in society.
The Catholic Union has welcomed the decision by the Scottish Government to remove the cap on the number of people allowed to attend religious services in Scotland. Churches in Scotland were able to reopen for public worship on 26 March, having been closed since the beginning of the year, but a maximum of 50 […]
With Parliament on Easter recess, the Catholic Union has taken the opportunity to update our supporters in both Houses of Parliament on our recent work. Our Easter Parliamentary Update covers our work in helping to ensure churches across the UK can open for worship, supporting people during the coronavirus pandemic, as well as the importance […]
The Chair of the UK’s independent Committee on Climate Change, Lord Deben, has said we have “been careless with God’s creation” and have moral responsibility to act on climate change. The Conservative peer and former Environment Secretary made his remarks in a webinar hosted by the Catholic Union on the Gospel imperative for tackling […]
The Scottish Court of Session ruled in favour of those who challenged the legality of the Scottish Government’s ban on public worship during the national lockdown in Scotland this year. A coalition of 27 faith leaders, alongside Canon Tom White, challenged the proportionality of the ban in a legal action that was heard in […]
The Catholic Union has said that Britain can and should be a force for good in the world in its response to the Government’s Integrated Review of security, defence, development, and foreign policy. The report – entitled Global Britain in a Competitive Age – sets out the challenges likely to confront the UK over […]
Following the Chancellor’s Budget statement on 3 March, the Catholic Union has issued the statement below.
The Catholic Union has called for churches across Scotland to be open in time for Easter. In a letter to Nicola Sturgeon, Catholic Union President Sir Edward Leigh, called for a commitment that churches in Scotland will be allowed to open for Easter at the latest and urged Scotland’s First Minister to set out […]
The Catholic Union has warned that freedom of expression is under threat from an increasing failure to accept the legitimacy of different views in society. It follows the Catholic Union submitting evidence to the UK Parliament’s Joint Committee on Human Rights (JCHR) on a wide range of matters concerning freedom of expression. The […]