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Chrism Mass Homily of Bishop William Crean

Chrism Mass St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh Wednesday, 17th April 2019 Bishop William Crean   My friends, Over the weekend I was reading a piece by a young woman who was writing “tongue-in-cheek” about why she prefers Easter to Christmas. She went through her experience of both. When speaking of Easter, she mentioned “the Jesus bit” […]

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Easter Message from Most Rev. William Crean, Bishop of Cloyne

Easter Message from Most Rev. William Crean, Bishop of Cloyne The recent devastating fire at the Church of Notre Dame in Paris was a deeply disturbing experience for believer and non-believer alike. The collapse of the spire enshrouded in flames was symbolic of the destruction wrought by the blaze. The very strong reaction to the […]

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Day of Atonement, Homily, Bishop Crean

Day of Atonement Friday, 15th February 2019 St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh Homily notes of Most Rev. William Crean, Bishop of Cloyne My friends, Today has been set aside by the Irish Church to focus on the spiritual and personal trauma that is evoked when sexual abuse is inflicted on a minor or indeed any vulnerable […]

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Christmas Message 2018 from Bishop William Crean

My friends, I am grateful for this opportunity to reflect on this past year as we celebrate anew the birth of the Saviour. It is good to experience the recovery in the economy and the employment it brings.  Though we know the “rising tide” is not lifting all the boats.  Very many are under great […]

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Bishop Crean Homily – Marian Conference

Immaculate Conception 2018 Marian Conference Mitchelstown Homily notes of Bishop Wm. Crean “Mary, do not be afraid; you have won God’s favour”. My friends, the story of our salvation is both well known to us and a continual source of consolation and inspiration. However, periodically we need to revisit and contemplate some aspect of that […]

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