“CLIMATE CHANGE – THE GOSPEL IMPERATIVE”
A Webinar with Lord Deben (John Selwyn Gummer) on the subject of “Climate Change – The Gospel Imperative” will take place on Tuesday 23 March 2021 at 6.30pm on Zoom.
The Zoom link will be circulated to those on the Catholic Union mailing list the day before the event.
Lord Deben is a former Secretary of State for the Environment and is currently Chairman of the UK’s independent Committee on Climate Change.
Please click on the link below to read the transcript of Sir James MacMillan’s 2020 CUCT Craigmyle Lecture entitled “Faith, Music and Politics”.
CRAIGMYLE LECTURE 2020
Catholic Young Writer Award 2020
The winners of the 2020 Catholic Young Writer Award – presented annually by the Catholic Union Charitable Trust – are:
Elizabeth McAllister of Mayfield School, East Sussex
Vyvyan Ogenna Okoro of Our Lady and St Chad Academy, Wolverhampton
They share a joint cash prize of £50 (£25 each) plus book prizes and commemorative cups.
The Award was launched over twenty years ago by the Catholic Writers’ Guild of England and Wales and as the numbers of schools involved expanded, it was taken over by the Catholic Union Charitable Trust. This year, participants were invited to write about the importance of attending Sunday Mass. They were expected to show evidence of having studied the relevant Scriptures and sections of the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
“The number of entries was obviously small this year because of the schools closing – said Award organiser Joanna Bogle “But we had some entries of a good standard and Vyvyan and Elizabeth produced really fine work. Some runner-up prizes have been awarded as well and have been posted to various schools.”
Our thanks go to Joanna Bogle for her hard work on this valuable project.
Holy Mass will be celebrated by Cardinal Vincent Nichols at 6pm on Wednesday 19 February 2020 at Farm St Church (postal address 114 Mount Street, London W1K 3AH). This Mass will mark the 150th anniversary of the Catholic Union of Great Britain and will be followed by a Reception kindly sponsored by the Catholic Union Charitable Trust. All welcome.
Please register for the Reception with the office (020 8749 1321 or firstname.lastname@example.org) or on Eventbrite here.
The CUCT Talk by Cardinal Michael Fitzgerald on Interreligious Dialogue scheduled for 27 March at the University of Notre Dame in London has with regret been cancelled by the venue in accordance with their policy on gatherings in respect of the coronavirus.
The CUCT hope that the Talk might be rescheduled at a later date and apologise for any inconvenience caused.
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 months after publication of the Truro Review.
Doors at 6.30pm. Followed by a Drinks Reception.
Venue: St Mary Moorfields Church, 4-5 Eldon Street, London EC2M 7LS (not wheelchair accessible).
Please see below the report of Lord Glasman’s Craigmyle Lecture and the lecture text.
Lord Glasman delivers annual Catholic Union Craigmyle Lecture
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.
A full report of this talk is available courtesy of Independent Catholic News at:
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 email@example.com.