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Funeral Homily at Requiem Mass for Fr. Donal O’Callaghan (16/6/2018)

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 […]

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Diocesan Clergy Changes

CLOYNE DIOCESAN CHANGES JULY 2018 Most Rev. William Crean has accepted the resignation from office of the following priests in the Diocese of Cloyne to come into effect at noon on 7th July 2018. • V. Rev. Richard P. Browne, P.P., Cill na Martra • Rt. Rev. Msgr. Eamonn Goold, P.E. as Vicar General Bishop […]

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St. Gobnait’s Day in Ballyvourney – Report with Photos

On Sunday 24th of June, a beautiful June summer’s day, like all summer days in West Cork, people from all over the diocese of Cloyne gathered at the shrine of St Gobnait for a Mass celebrated by the Bishop of Cloyne, Bishop William Crean, as part of the preparations in the diocese for the World […]

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Bishop William Crean – Pastoral Letter on the 8th Amendment

Pastoral Letter on the 8th Amendment “Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you” (Jer l:5) Debate, Discernment and Decision Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, The national debate on the life question is in full flow. Our decision is required on the 8th Amendment to the Constitution which guarantees the protection of […]

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Bishop William Crean Homily, Chrism Mass, 2018

Chrism Mass St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh Wednesday, 28th March 2018 My friends, The rugby pundit Matt Williams wrote a column a few years ago that really was not about rugby at all. He entitled it “Let’s hear for the Uncle Brian’s of this world”. “In the midst of the glamour, drama and glory that is […]

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Bishop Crean Message for Safeguarding Sunday (4th Mar 2018)

Bishop Crean Message to People of the Diocese of Cloyne Safeguarding Sunday 4th March 2018 Dear Friends, In August we will celebrate the World Meeting of Families, a wonderful opportunity for us to appreciate the importance of family life and to reflect on our own families where we should feel safe, nurtured, cherished. The Church […]

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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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