Category: Parliamentary Affairs

Recruitment of Public Affairs and Communications Assistant

The Catholic Union is recruiting!  Please see the job advert below and forward it to anyone who might be interested in this exciting opportunity. Many thanks! Public Affairs and Communications Assistant (Part time, 1-2 days a week) The Catholic Union of Great Britain (CUGB) is a faith-based NGO and represents the views and interests of […]

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 […]

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 […]

Catholic Union updates MPs and peers

After another busy few months, the Catholic Union has updated parliamentarians in Westminster on our latest news and campaigns. Our Christmas Parliamentary Update includes our work opposing vaccine passports for churches, the recent Craigmyle Lecture with Lord Bird, and efforts to highlight the importance of the Last Rites following the death of Sir David Amess. Read […]

Catholic Union calls on Foreign Secretary to uphold FoRB commitments

The Catholic Union has called on Foreign Secretary, Liz Truss, to implement the recommendations of the Bishop of Truro’s report into Christian persecution. Implementing the 22 recommendations of the report is a manifesto commitment for the Government and something that Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has given a personal assurance will be delivered in this Parliament. […]

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