Tag: Catholic Church

Catholic Bishops have no place in the Lords

Below is a letter published in the Sunday Telegraph on 4th January 1015,  signed by a group of Catholics in Parliament. SIR – Matt Showering makes a no doubt well-intentioned call for improved Roman Catholic representation in the House of Lords by granting seats to Roman Catholic bishops. This would not be the way to go. […]

Jim Dobbin MP RIP

Jim Dobbin, Labour MP for Heywood and Middleton in Greater Manchester since 1997, and a Vice-President of the Catholic Union, died on Sunday 7th September during a visit to Poland. As a member of the Council of Europe. he had travelled there on Friday, together with former Deputy Prime Minister Lord Prescott and fellow Labour MP Alan […]

Summary of the Parliamentary and Public Affairs Committee 14th January 2014

Chairman’s Announcements David O’Mahony, a CU Council Member, was suggested as a prospective member of the Committee. Synod Questionnaire on Family Life Elizabeth Davis, Marriage and Family Life Project Officer of the Bishops’ Conference, gave a presentation on the Synod Questionnaire. It was not a survey but a consultation on experience. The online questionnaire was […]

Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster January 2014

The Catholic Union sends its warmest congratulations to the Archbishop of Westminster, The Most Reverend Vincent Nicholls, on the news of the Holy Father’s announcement today in Rome, that he is to be raised to the College of Cardinals at the forthcoming consistory in Rome on 22nd February. Chairman Robert Rigby commented, “This is indeed […]

Catholic Union says Religious Education Council report “inadequate”

The following press release was issued by the Catholic Union today, Wednesday 18th December 2013 A report on religious education by the Religious Education Council was criticised as “unrepresentative” and “inadequate” at a meeting of religious organisations and parliamentarians at the Palace of Westminster today. The meeting consisted of those representing the Jewish, Muslim, Sikh, […]

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