Martin Millerick (left) presenting Bishop Crean with a copy of ‘Walking Backwards to Heaven? Hope and the Catholics of Cloyne Diocese, 1700 – 1830’. This book outlines the struggles of Cloyne’s Catholics in asserting their identities in a harsh environment. Thomas Davis from Mallow believed that during this time, the most that Irish peasants could […]
What are you doing on Sunday? A Lenten Reflection By Bishop Wm. Crean My friends, Lent is opportunity. It is an ideal time for us to review and re-evaluate the patterns of our lives. It affords us the opportunity to check out both what is going well and what needs changing. When we ask the […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Abortion cannot be supported Reflecting on the current Dáil debate on the abortion bill bishops said, “We are dismayed that, for the most part, the voices of those who voted against abortion in May’s referendum have been ignored. Even what many people would have deemed to have been very reasonable legislative amendments seeking to provide […]
Bishop Crean has made the following appointments; 1.Rev. Deacon John McCarthy to serve in Fermoy 2.Rev. Deacon Paul Alapini to serve in Cobh 3.Rev. Deacon Gerard Rooney to serve in Cloyne 4.The Bishop has appointed Archdeacon Gerard Casey as Adm. pro tem of the parish of Castlemagner.
Cloyne Clergy Assembly 6th November 2018, Killarney Homily Notes – Bishop William Crean In the current issue of The Furrow Fr. Pat Hannon offers a perceptive reflection on recent Referenda, the Papal visit and their implications for the Church in Ireland and what now? he asks: “What I’ve wanted to say in essence is that […]
Bishop Crean, Homily during Holy Mass, St. Mary’s Church, Mallow on the occasion of the Bicentenary of the St Mary’s Church and the 50th Anniversary of the Church of the Resurrection 28th September 2018 “Between 1780 and 1845 the Catholic Church in Ireland moved from being technically illegal to being an accepted part of […]
Homily preached by Bishop Wm. Crean as part of the celebrations of the Holy Mass to welcome the “Servants of the Home of the Mother” Vigil Mass in the Church of Our Lady, Mitchelstown September 22nd 2018 St. Mary’s Church, Mallow September 23rd 2018. My friends, A journalist writing in the aftermath of the visit […]
News from the Diocese:March 13th, 2019Martin Millerick (left) presenting Bishop Crean with a copy of 'Walking Backwards to Heaven? Hop...March 6th, 2019What are you doing on Sunday? A Lenten Reflection By Bishop Wm. Crean My friends, Lent ...
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Essays and other items:January 21st, 2019The follow article was written by Jamie O'Flaherty, a reporter for The Avondhu Press, and published [...]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[...]