Posted in Uncategorized on Jan 30, 2016
My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, I hope that you had a good celebration of Christmas however you spent it and I wish you well for 2016. As this new year unfolds, may the grace of God who came to save us, enable us together to face the tasks that lie before us.
Posted in Uncategorized on Nov 21, 2015
My dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, It is important that I write to you again about several matters. This weekend we celebrate the Feast of Christ the King. Coming as the last Sunday of the liturgical year it is a clear reminder of what we are about and the priorities that we must always have as Catholics.
Posted in Uncategorized on Nov 07, 2015
This is how the Manchester Guardian described that first two minutes silence. "The first stroke of eleven produced a magical effect. The tram cars glided into stillness, motors ceased to cough and fume, and stopped dead, and the mighty-limbed dray horses hunched back upon their loads and stopped also, seeming to do it of their own volition.
Posted in Uncategorized on Oct 24, 2015
This is a Catholic tradition that reminds is of several things: the dead still belong to us and we to them, they pray for us and are our friends in God’s presence, it reminds us of the Communion of Saints and the resurrection of the dead at the end of time.
Posted in Uncategorized on Oct 01, 2015
My dear brothers and Sisters in Christ, With schools and Colleges beginning their new academic year, there is a sense of starting anew for all of us. I would like, first of all, to thank you for the very generous interest in, and response to, the consultation earlier in the summer.
Posted in Uncategorized on Sep 20, 2015
Today is Home Mission Sunday and to emphasise its importance this pastoral letter comes to you on behalf of all the Bishops of England and Wales together. This day is the moment when we invite every member of the Catholic community to pray for, participate in and support the work of evangelisation in England and Wales.
Posted in Uncategorized on Sep 12, 2015
Loyal Address to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the occasion of Her becoming the longest reigning Monarch in British History.