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Easter Message from Most Rev. William Crean, Bishop of Cloyne

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 […]

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Day of Atonement, Homily, Bishop Crean

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 […]

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Christmas Message 2018 from Bishop William Crean

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 […]

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Bishop Crean Homily – Marian Conference

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 […]

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Abortion cannot be supported – Irish Bishops

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 […]

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Diocesan Appointments (incl. appointment of new deacons)

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.

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Homily, Bishop Crean, Cloyne Clergy Assembly

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 […]

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