Homily Notes of Bishop William Crean on the 5th Sunday of Easter C – May 19th, 2019 St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh Reflection on the political process in the light of Polling Day on May 24th. My friends, Within the week we are asked to register our votes in a combination of […]
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” […]
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 […]
This weekend Bishop Crean, has issued a letter to mark Safeguarding Sunday. Letter for Safeguarding Sunday
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 […]
News from the Diocese:May 22nd, 2019Episode 45 of Faithcast features an interview with Father Sean Corkery, Director of Adult Faith Form...
Homily Notes of Bishop William Crean - May 19th 2019- Reflection on the political process in the light of Polling Day on May 24th.May 21st, 2019Homily Notes of Bishop William Crean on the 5th Sunday of Easter C - May 19th, 2019 St. Colman...
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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[...]