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Baptism of the Lord, Homily, Bishop William

Baptism of the Lord St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh Sunday, 7 January 2018  “Baptism barrier”? My friends, Is it not strange to hear baptism as the qualifying character of barrier? “Baptism barrier” is a word combination that has taken on the character of a weapon in the so-called battle for children’s enrolment in primary schools.  The […]

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Feast of the Holy Family 2017, Bishop Crean Homily

Feast of the Holy Family Sunday 31st December, 2017 Sacred Heart Church, Ballymore My friends, A young poet Deirdre Ryan has recently published a short poem…. Listening to the news We live in the common travel area of Our marriage We traverse the invisible borders Roam each others’ lands freely Occasionally treaties must be entered […]

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Bishop William Crean, Christmas Message

2017 Christmas Message from Bishop William Crean, Bishop of Cloyne My friends, Just last month, as Chairman of Trócaire I visited Kenya to see for myself the projects that your generosity has made possible.  These days we hear a lot about climate change but for most of us it does not touch our lives at […]

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Homily, Bishop William Crean, PTAA Mitchelstown, 90th Anniversary Mass

Homily During Mass celebrated in Church of Our Lady Conceived Without Sin, Mitchelstown Celebrating 90 years since the foundation of Mitchelstown Pioneer Total Abstinence Association Friday, 23rd June 2017 Celebrant / Homilist: Bishop Wm. Crean My friends, The Pioneer Movement didn’t happen by accident – it was a response to a moment of crisis. Such […]

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Bishop Crean’s Homily: Ordination of Rev. John Magner to the Priesthood

Homily Ordination of Rev. John Magner to the Priesthood in St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh Sunday, 25th June, 2017 by Bishop William Crean Bishop of Cloyne My Friends, A vocation to a particular way of life is always a unique personal journey of response, discernment and commitment. While we tend to associate vocation with priesthood and […]

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