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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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Feast of the Holy Family 2017, Bishop Crean Homily

Feast of the Holy Family Sunday 31st December, 2017 Sacred Heart Church, Ballymore My friends, A young poet Deirdre Ryan has recently published a short poem…. Listening to the news We live in the common travel area of Our marriage We traverse the invisible borders Roam each others’ lands freely Occasionally treaties must be entered […]

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Bishop William Crean, Christmas Message

2017 Christmas Message from Bishop William Crean, Bishop of Cloyne My friends, Just last month, as Chairman of Trócaire I visited Kenya to see for myself the projects that your generosity has made possible.  These days we hear a lot about climate change but for most of us it does not touch our lives at […]

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