Tag: Catholic Union

Chairman’s New Year Message 2015

2014 has been another year of significant note for Catholics. In March the legislation Marriage – Same Sex Couples – Act which was passed by Parliament in July 2013 came into force allowing anyone who is registered in a civil partnership to have the ability to convert this partnership into a marriage. As of December […]

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 […]

Easter Message from the Chairman 2014

Pope Benedict XVI wrote ‘Every day Christians must face a struggle similar to the one that Christ underwent in the dessert of Judea where for forty days he was tempted …. it is a spiritual battle one that involves the whole of the person and demands attentive and constant watchfulness’.  I think these words are […]

The New Archbishop of Liverpool

The Catholic Union of Great Britain welcomes with great enthusiasm, the Holy Father’s announcement last Friday, 21st March 2014, of his appointment of the Rt Rev’d Malcolm McMahon OP, Bishop of Nottingham, as Archbishop-Elect of Liverpool. Reacting to this news, Catholic Union Chairman Robert Rigby said “The news of Archbishop-elect Malcolm’s appointment is wonderful for […]

Catholic Union Summer Gathering July 2014

Ampleforth Abbey Church – consecrated 1962 Outline information and a booking form are now available for this year’s Summer Gathering which will take place at Ampleforth Abbey, by kind permission of the Abbot and Community from the evening of Friday 25th July until the morning of Sunday 27th July.  Further details are available below in […]

Chairman’s New Year Message 2014

As 2013 comes to an end we can reflect on quite a year.  We have a new Pope, and, nearer home, a  new Archbishop of St Andrews & Edinburgh as well as several new Bishops in various dioceses across the United Kingdom.  All, it seems, is change.  Yet there are constants.  The pursuit of the […]