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Craigmyle Lecture – Lord Glasman – Thursday 10 October 2019

Thursday 10 October at 6.30pm – The Craigmyle Lecture

“Catholic Social Thought and the Economics of the Common Good”.

This year’s Craigmyle Lecture will be given by Lord Maurice Glasman, the Labour peer, political theorist and best known as a founder of “Blue Labour”. All welcome.

Followed by a Drinks Reception.

Venue: Notre Dame University, 1 Suffolk Street, London SW1Y 4HG.

 

Pope Francis and his Vision of the Church – Friday 25 October 2019

The Catholic Union Charitable Trust and Farm Street Church will host a talk by Fr James Hanvey SJ on:

“Pope Francis and his Vision of the Church” 

on Friday 25 October 2019 at 7pm in the Church Hall, Farm St Church (Church of the Immaculate Conception), 114 Mount Street, London W1K 3AH.  Mass in the Church is at 6pm.

Free entry.  All welcome. Followed by a Drinks Reception.

Talk by Patrick Grady MP on Wednesday 12 June at 6.45pm in Parliament

A full report of this talk is available courtesy of Independent Catholic News at: 

https://www.indcatholicnews.com/news/37298

The Catholic Union Charitable Trust has organised a talk by Patrick Grady MP on Wednesday 12 June 2019 at 6.45pm in Committee Room 6 in the House of Commons.

The title of the talk is “Catholicism and Public Life in Scotland”.

Patrick Grady is the Chief Whip of the Scottish National Party and was elected MP for Glasgow North in 2015.  Between 2011 and 2015 he worked as Advocacy Manager at the Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund.

Members of the Catholic Union are also invited to attend Holy Mass in the Chapel of St Mary Undercroft at 6pm by kind invitation of the Catholic chaplain, Canon Pat Browne.  The chapel is located in the south west corner of Westminster Hall.

The Committee Room holds only 65 people.  Please register to attend with the CUCT office on 020 8749 1321 or at info@cuct.org.

Craigmyle Lecture 5 October 2017

The full text of the Craigmyle Lecture given by the Rt Hon Baroness Scotland QC, Secretary-General of the Commonwealth on 5 October 2017 is at the link below:

Secretary-General Patricia Scotland Craigmyle Lecture

The text of the Press Release issued by the Commonwealth Secretariat is at the link below:

http://thecommonwealth.org/media/news/secretary-general-opens-discussion-faith-commonwealth

 

 

Children and the Lord’s Prayer

Children and the Lord’s Prayer

Children at primary schools in the West of England have taken part in a special “Lord’s Prayer” project run by the Catholic Union’s Education Committee. The project is also supported by an ecumenical group – Christian Projects. A London-based group, LOGS, based at the Church of the Most Precious Blood at London Bridge, also took part, covering schools across Greater London and Surrey.

In the 2017 Children’s Handwriting and Artwork Project, children at primary schools in Somerset, Berkshire, Devon, Wiltshire and Hampshire showed their understanding of the Lord’s Prayer by writing it out and answering questions about it. The project followed a similar venture in 2016 for schools in Yorkshire and Lancashire.

Children were also asked to explain the meaning of “hallowed” and “trespasses” and many of them showed that they fully understood what these words meant.

Joanna Bogle, who leads this programme, has devised a simple leaflet that is sent to voluntary aided primary schools – mostly Catholic or Church of England – inviting them to take part in the project and the entries came pouring in to the Catholic Union office.

Education committee chairman Priscilla Sharp said “The aim is to help teachers to encourage children to get to know and appreciate this beautiful prayer”

The judges were impressed with the children’s work – it is always hard choosing who should get prizes. There were some fine examples of really good calligraphy – and some excellent answers to the questions.”

Every child taking part in the project received a commemorative prayer card with the words of the Lord’s Prayer, and the best entries received specially-commissioned prayer books.