Latest Catholic Union “Pub Talk” – Ruth Kelly talks about her work on the Vatican’s Council for the Economy

The Catholic Union’s next Pub Talk will take place on Wednesday 15 March with The Rt Hon Ruth Kelly as guest speaker.

The Former Labour MP and Government Minister, has kindly agreed to talk about her work on the Vatican’s Council for the Economy. The talk is taking place on the same day as the Chancellor delivers his Spring Budget.

The Catholic Union’s Pub Talks are aimed at people with a background or interest in politics and public affairs, but are open to everyone. The events provide an informal opportunity for networking and discussion, and the chance to hear from a guest speaker.

Owing to the success of our first Pub Talk with Lord Alton, spaces for this event are strictly limited. The event will be held in the upstairs room of the Windsor Castle pub near Westminster Cathedral. The event will start at 6pm, with Ruth Kelly expected to speak at around 6.30pm.

As well as the new Pub Talk series, the Catholic Union is also hosting regular webinars throughout the year, including a major discussion on the Church’s Synod on Thursday 9th February.

Sign up for our Pub Talk on Eventbrite or get in contact with the office.

Ruth Kelly comments: “I’m pleased to be joining the Catholic Union for this event. I’m always encouraged by the number of Catholics I meet who are involved in politics at the national or local level. I know just how important it is to have a support network in politics as it can be tough being a Catholic in public life. I hope these events will inspire more people to get involved in politics or the life the Church. We need good men and women to serve at all levels and all places.”

James Somerville-Meikle, Deputy Director of the Catholic Union, comments: “I first met Ruth many years ago when I was a student. I had travelled down to London for Mass in the chapel in Parliament and she gave one of the readings. It made a lasting impression on me seeing Ruth and other Catholic politicians come together to celebrate Mass. I’m delighted that Ruth has agreed to be the guest speaker for our next Pub Talk. She has inspired many people over the years, and I’m sure she will inspire many more at this event.”