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Editorial: Families should be the focus of welfare spending

Catholic Union Head of Public Affairs, James Somerville-Meikle, writes: MPs and peers will be heading back to Westminster on Monday as Parliament returns from summer recess. As social distancing measures have come to an end, Parliament will look and sound much more like normal. Judging by press coverage over the past few weeks, there is […]

Christian Persecution: Truro Review event on 7 November

The Catholic Union Charitable Trust has organised the following meeting: Thursday 7 November at 7pm – Christian Persecution: Problems and Progress Bishop Philip Mounstephen of Truro, author of the Independent Review of FCO Support for Persecuted Christians, and Rehman Chishti MP, Special Envoy on Freedom of Religion or Belief, discuss the persecution of Christians four […]

Report on Patrick Grady MP’s talk to the Catholic Union – 12 June 2019

Patrick Grady MP, Chief Whip of the SNP, gave an excellent talk to around 50 members of the Catholic Union and others in Parliament on Wednesday 12 June on the topic of “Catholicism and Public Life in Scotland”.  A full report of the evening is available courtesy of Independent Catholic News (ICN) at this link: […]

Frank Steiner RIP

Older members may remember Frank Steiner KSG, a former Chairman of the Parliamentary and Public Affairs Committee (PPAC) who died peacefully on 24 February 2019 at the age of 96.  According to his obituary in The Guardian, he was a Catholic from a Jewish family and a refugee from Austria who came to Britain on […]