Statement Bishop William Crean today (5th July 2016) confirmed that he has received the findings of a Penal Trial under Canon Law in respect of a priest in the Diocese of Cloyne. Arising from a child protection complaint the priest was placed on administrative leave in 2009. Following a Garda investigation, no Criminal charges were […]
Homily delivered by Bishop William Crean at the Annual Pioneer (Pioneer Total Abstinence Association) Mass, St Colman’s Catherdal Cobh, Fri 1st July 2016. My friends, We are a mystery to ourselves. The journey of self-discovery is lifelong. Our origins by way of our parents, family and community are an enormous influence on our lives. We […]
Congratulations to Reverend John Magner! John Magner, who is from the Blarney-Whitechurch parish, was ordained to the order of deacons last Sunday (Corpus Christi, 29/05/2016). The ceremony took place in Maynooth. Nine men were ordained deacons by Bishop William Crean. It is expected that John will be ordained to the priesthood next year. Bishop […]
Bishop William Crean presented The Bene Merenti medals to Nellie Cotter and Tom Cotter of Rathcormac/Bartlemy Parish, Cloyne Diocese, in the presence of Canon MI. Leamy P.P. and Rev Neilus O’Donnell (retired P.P.) at St Bartholmew’s Church, Bartlemy, Rathcormac, Co. Cork. Neillie has been selling The Irish Catholic all her life in Bartlemy and Tom […]
Chrism Mass 2016 St Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh, Co. Cork. Homilist Bishop Wm. Crean “THE LOGIC OF OUR PRESENCE” My friends, It is twenty years this Easter Sunday since seven Trappist monks were abducted in Algeria. They were found dead later all decapitated. They were remarkable in their solidarity and discernment. They were very well aware […]
The Diocese of Cloyne hosted a Day of Reflection on the topic of Catholic Primary Education in Ireland (Silver Springs Hotel, Cork, 12th March 2016). In attendance were representatives of the Board of Managements of the primary schools under the bishop’s patronage in the Diocese of Cloyne. The event was chaired by Mr Dan Leo, […]
In this year as we celebrate the Jubilee of Mercy, The Diocese of Cloyne has just completed a “24 Hours for the Lord” prayer initiative. Bishop William Crean, following the request of Pope Francis, made arrangements so that 5 churches in our diocese would act as host churches for this event that makes God’s mercy […]
Lenten Message 2016 The Face of God is Mercy – Pope Francis. “The Face of God is mercy” – this is the title of Pope Francis’ recent reflections on mercy. It is a disarmingly simple and clear image by which to understand the experience of mercy which he has made the focus of the spiritual […]
MESSAGE FROM MOST REV. WILLIAM CREAN FOR THE YEAR OF MERCY Dear Friends, Sin and failure are part and parcel of the human experience. Despite our best efforts we sometimes fail in life. It can leave us downhearted even depressed. It can lead us into despair. “Have mercy on me, God, in your kindness, In […]
Article published by the Irish Times Tue Nov 24th 2015: Pope Francis has focused much attention on issues that are universal to us all and has sought to inspire and offer leadership. What he has said has resonated meaningfully with believers and non-believers alike. Environmental care is one such universal issue. His recent encyclical Laudato […]
News from the Diocese:March 29th, 2017To mark the 100th Anniversary of Our Lady’s appearance in Fatima, Portugal, in 1917, Pope Francis ha...March 22nd, 2017Congratulations to the fifth and sixth class boys and girls of Banteer N.S. who will receive the Sac...
Homily, Bishop William Crean, 8th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Conferring Ministries of Acolyte and Lector on the candidates for the Permanent Diaconate)March 14th, 2017Conferring Ministries of Acolyte and Lector On the candidates for the Permanent Diaconate Church o...
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Essays:February 28th, 2017The following is a recollection by Siobhan O’Shaughnessy, a young woman who attends a young adult pr[...]September 8th, 2016This essay was written by Norma O'Leary, a 19-year-old young woman from Donoughmore parish. Norma is[...]