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...

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...

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...

Bishop Terry’s January 2019 Voice Column

Happy New Year, and perhaps more importantly, happy Epiphany! The celebration of Christmas and Epiphany only came about in the Fourth Century. Until then the need to celebrate the Incarnation, the Coming in Flesh of the Son of God, had not really entered people’s...

Bishop Terry’s December 2018 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...