Bishop Wm. Crean, homily, 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B, given at St Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh, on September 16th, 2018. “Though tried and tested a Christian can be but never forsaken” (Emil Gustafsson) My friends, These past weeks since before, during and after the visit of Pope Francis have been marked by much conversation […]
Croí Le Brí Nua “They put fresh heart into the disciples” (Acts 14:22) My friends, “To live is to change, To be perfect is to have changed often” – Bl. John Henry Newman Life does not stand still. Neither does society or family. Life calls us to constant renewal in the light of new circumstances. […]
Funeral Homily at Requiem Mass for Fr. Donal O’Callaghan 16 June 2018 Homilist + Wm. Crean My friends, Muintir Mhuire is synonymous with Fr. Donal O’Callaghan. For more than twenty years he has given everything to nurturing a community of faith that would make the experience of young people their special care. In a booklet […]
It was wonderful to have Pope Francis among us. By his presence we were put in touch with a man of exceptional faith, courage and humility. We witnessed his sense of joy and celebration with the “family of families” that is the Church. On the other hand, we witnessed also his contrition and sorrow for […]
Photos of the Cloyne Diocese Pilgrimage to LOURDES (France) Jun 1st to 6th 2018, under the patronage of Bishop William Crean. Photos courtesy of Aine Byrne.
CLOYNE DIOCESAN CHANGES JULY 2018 Most Rev. William Crean has accepted the resignation from office of the following priests in the Diocese of Cloyne to come into effect at noon on 7th July 2018. • V. Rev. Richard P. Browne, P.P., Cill na Martra • Rt. Rev. Msgr. Eamonn Goold, P.E. as Vicar General Bishop […]
On Sunday 24th of June, a beautiful June summer’s day, like all summer days in West Cork, people from all over the diocese of Cloyne gathered at the shrine of St Gobnait for a Mass celebrated by the Bishop of Cloyne, Bishop William Crean, as part of the preparations in the diocese for the World […]
Pastoral Letter on the 8th Amendment “Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you” (Jer l:5) Debate, Discernment and Decision Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, The national debate on the life question is in full flow. Our decision is required on the 8th Amendment to the Constitution which guarantees the protection of […]
Chrism Mass St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh Wednesday, 28th March 2018 My friends, The rugby pundit Matt Williams wrote a column a few years ago that really was not about rugby at all. He entitled it “Let’s hear for the Uncle Brian’s of this world”. “In the midst of the glamour, drama and glory that is […]
Bishop Crean Message to People of the Diocese of Cloyne Safeguarding Sunday 4th March 2018 Dear Friends, In August we will celebrate the World Meeting of Families, a wonderful opportunity for us to appreciate the importance of family life and to reflect on our own families where we should feel safe, nurtured, cherished. The Church […]
News from the Diocese:September 20th, 2018Please click the link below to view the new policy regarding the number of Sunday Masses in a parish...September 18th, 2018REFRESHER CATECHISM COURSE: The Muintir Mhuire community invites you to a 20-Week refresher cours...September 18th, 2018Bishop Wm. Crean, homily, 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B, given at St Colman's Cathedral...September 14th, 2018Croí Le Brí Nua “They put fresh heart into the disciples” (Acts 14:22) My friends, “To live...
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Essays and other items:January 25th, 2018Fr Eamonn McCarthy, a priest of the Diocese of Cloyne and currently working with Radio Maria (based [...]
How a Young Person may be active in parish: Áine Keane's activity and service through the Pope John Paul II AwardsJune 2nd, 2017My name is Áine Keane. I am 19 years old. I'm a student at Presentation Secondary School in Mitc[...]February 28th, 2017The following is a recollection by Siobhan O’Shaughnessy, a young woman who attends a young adult pr[...]