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 […]
Please click here to read Bishop William Crean’s Letter to Families with Children receiving Sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Communion for the first time, and/or the Sacrament of Confirmation
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 […]
News from the Diocese:June 19th, 2019Homily of Most Rev. William Crean for the Mass of the Holy Trinity marking 140 years ...June 18th, 2019LEARNING AND LIVING OUR CATHOLIC FAITH: The final push is on to make the first annual pilgrimage o...June 16th, 2019Faith Development Opportunity for Primary School Teachers Autumn 2019 Religious Education in th...
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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[...]