The Catholic Church across Yorkshire's historic West Riding since 1878

The Catholic Church across Yorkshire's historic West Riding since 1878

Save the Universe!

For more than 160 years, The Catholic Universe has been providing news and features of interest to a wide general audience, but with a Catholic perspective – and the paper has been a particular friend to us here in the Diocese of Leeds. Both in print and online,...

Diocesan Road Map out of Covid 19 Restrictions

Diocesan Roadmap to Reopening after Lockdown (Government - Step3) (002) The Catholic Church has been one of the few organisations to continue to operate through the lockdown period enforced on the 4th January 2021. The government allowed the continuance of public...

Congratulations to Sean Elliott: Our Newest Deacon

Our warmest congratulations go to our Seminarian, Sean Elliott, who was Ordained Deacon by Bishop Marcus at St Malachy’s Church in Halifax on Thursday 29 April 2021. The Bishop was assisted by Permanent Deacon John Walsh, Fr Benjamin Hilton and Fr Sean Crawley....

Cathedral Mass to Celebrate 50 Years of the Permanent Diaconate!

On 1 May 1971, following the restitution of the Permanent Diaconate in the years following the Second Vatican Council, the first Ordination of Permanent Deacons in England and Wales took place in Leeds Cathedral. To mark this occasion, Bishop Marcus is celebrating...