Pastoral Letter for the Third Sunday of Advent

Dear Sisters and Brothers, “Merry Christmas”, “cheers mate”, “have a good one”. We hear a lot of that around this time of the year. Well, “’Tis the season to be merry” and all that. But truly, what is Christmas joy, Christian joy and happiness? Believe it or not, John...

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Bishop Terry’s December Voice Column

Coming just before the Ad Limina visit to Rome and my meeting with the Holy Father, the experience of Adoremus in Liverpool last September was shunted into a lower slot in the memory banks! So I would just like to offer a few thoughts of reflection on that...

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Bishop Terry’s October 2018 Voice Column

I offer you a thought for the Month of October, the month of the Holy Rosary dedicated to Our Blessed Mother. I sin not because of what I do or don’t do, but because of what I am – a sinner, a deep down sinner. And left to myself there is nothing I can do about it. It...

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Bishop Terry’s September 2018 Voice Column

Probably as you are reading this the National Eucharistic Congress in Liverpool is taking place or has just taken place. As Catholics, the Eucharist should be the centre of our lives. The Eucharist strengthens and nourishes us so that our faith grows stronger. We...

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