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Homily of Bishop William Crean – Sunday 5th July 2020

14th Sunday A 5th July 2020 St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh     “And you will find rest for your souls” My friends, A cartoon I saw recently sought to depict the plight we are in right now as we try to retrieve some kind of normality in society.  If you can imagine an old-style undertaker […]

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Homily of Bishop William Crean – 28th June 2020

13th Sunday A 28th June 2020 St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh “It is much harder to believe than not believe” My friends, Flannery O’Connor, the American writer once said “What people don’t realise is how much Religion costs.  They think it is a big electric blanket, when of course it is the cross.  It is much […]

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Homily of Bishop Crean – 21st June 2020

12th Sunday A 21st June 2020 St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh “If you do not stand for something, you will fall for anything” “Friends, colleagues, Church and State pay tribute to slain detective” so read the headline on Friday morning over a photograph of a smiling Colm Horkan, the detective Garda who was killed while on […]

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Homily of Bishop Crean for Pentecost Sunday 31st May

Pentecost Sunday 31st May 2020 St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh,     “When love conquers fear” “When love conquers fear” is a phrase now associated with the work of Trócaire.  But it is also an apt description of the celebration of Pentecost where the apostles by the love of God in the gift of the Holy […]

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Homily of Bishop William Crean – Ascension Sunday 24th May 2020

Ascension Sunday 24th May 2020 St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh 5th Anniversary of Laudato Si – Care for our common home “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations” Mt. 28:18 My friends, Laudato Si, ‘Praise to you, my Lord’ is the title of an Italian hymn in praise of the Lord for the beauty and […]

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Homily from Bishop William Crean – 6th Sunday of Easter

6th Sunday of Easter May 17th 2020 St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh “Come and hear all who fear God I will tell what he did for my soul” ​​​​​​​       (Ps. 65:17)   My friends, I hope you are doing okay through these demanding days.  And if you are not doing okay that is […]

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Bishop William Crean- Homily for 5th Sunday of Easter

5th Sunday of Easter 2020 St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh “Do not let your hearts be troubled” My friends, It was interesting to see that the Leaving Certificate has been cancelled in the form that it was usually taken – namely sitting and answering the questions posed on the papers.  Now they will use various other […]

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Bishop William Crean Homily for 3rd Sunday of Easter

3rd Sunday of Easter 24th April 2020 St Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh     Dear Ireland My friends, In the last few months, a couple fulfilled a long-held dream of sailing ‘round the world as a way of getting away from everything.  Part of their plan was to stay away from contact with family and friends […]

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