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Pope John Paul II Award RTE Mass, Dec 2017

CDYS Mallow Youth Ministry The Pope John Paul II Award RTE Mass on Sunday 17th December 2017 On Sunday 17th December 2017, the Pope John Paul Award concluded their 10 years celebrations with a special Mass on RTE. Many dioceses from around the country who are involved in the JP II Award participated in the […]

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Liturgical Recommendation regarding Flu Epidemic

Current Flu Epidemic Bishop William Crean, Bishop of Cloyne has recommended to all priests celebrating public Masses to defer from the invitation to share a “Sign of Peace” until such time as the flu crisis has abated. Also, to take whatever additional preventative measures that are deemed prudent. He advises all those who are at […]

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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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Irish Bishops Launch Pro Life Website (2018)

“Pope Francis, reminding us of the consistent teaching of the Church, describes abortion as a grave sin. As a compassionate pastor, however, he reminds priests that they are called to be ministers of God’s mercy. He also points out that we have not done enough to support pregnant women in desperate situations who see abortion […]

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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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Children First Act – Revision

On 2nd October 2017, the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs launched the revised Children First: National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children and announced the commencement of remaining sections of the Children First Act 2015 from 11th December 2017. The newly commenced provisions of the Children First Act, including mandated reporting, will […]

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New Book: Ancient Sweet Donoughmore

Ancient Sweet Donoughmore: Life In An Irish Rural Parish To 1900 Ancient Sweet Donoughmore chronicles the growth of an Irish rural district in Mid-Cork to the beginning of the twentieth century. Along this journey the archaeology, early Christian and medieval periods are explored; leading to a study of the religious and agrarian aspects; the Great […]

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