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Page 5, 21st April 1944 — When Bishop Ellis Was "Father Sin"
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When Bishop Ellis Was "Father Sin"

A warm welcome awaited Dr. Edward Ellis, Bishop-elect of Nottingham, when he honoured the Nottingham Circle of the Catenian Association, gathered at the County Hotel on Sunday, on the occasion of the President's 'Sunday, by attending a tea given in connection with the Circle meeting. The new President,of the Circle, Councillor A. H. Billingham, an ex-Sheriff of Nottingham, pledged the support of the Circle in any tiSk the new Bishop might set them.

Bishop Ellis, in reply, asked for the prayers of the members, particularly as he, like them, was a Nottingham man. Ile alluded to the high regard in which the Cateniens were held by his predecessor, Dr. McNulty, who was often wont to describe himself as a " halfbrother " of the Catenian Association.

Later Councillor Billinghani caused considerable laughter by recalling that on one occasion, when Dr. Ellis was a young curate at St. Augustine's, Nottingham, he asked his children who had preached at the Mass they had just attended. " Oh," they replied. " it was Father Sin again." " Father Sin'?" he asked. " Yes, Fr. Ellis, of course. lie always preaches about sin!"




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