Bishop Terry’s June 2019 Voice Column

Usually, May is a month full of celebrations – First Holy Communions, Confirmations, and it’s the beginning of the “Wedding Season”. On May 11, Francis Sutcliffe will be ordained to the priesthood. Most of Francis’ adult life has been spent in ministering in the...

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Pastoral Letter For The Third Sunday Of Lent

Dear Sisters and Brothers, God never ceases to call us. He called us into existence in our mothers’ womb and continues to coax us into life. At baptism he called us into the life of the family of God, giving us the chance to share his very own life with the Son and...

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Bishop Terry’s April 2019 Voice Column

They say that mud sticks and life experience tells us that this is absolutely true. It is the same with shame; it clings and actually seems to eat into the very marrow of our being, eating away at our self-esteem until we are, in some cases, completely floored. What I...

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Bishop Terry’s March 2019 Voice Column

What did the Pope say at World Youth Day in Panama? At the end of January I went with a group of young people from the diocese to World Youth Day in Panama. It was a truly wonderful experience. Over a period of four days the Holy Father spoke to us all – young and...

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Bishop Terry’s February 2019 Voice Column

I had the great privilege, as chair of Caritas Social Action Network, an agency of the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, to present and launch a report entitled Abide With Me, in the Churchill Room in the House of Commons on November 20 last year. Among many...

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