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Bene Merenti Medal Presentation in Rathcormac/Bartlemy

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 […]

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Midleton CBS, Bon Camino, 2016

Edmund Rice Education Beyond Borders (EREBB) is an International network of Catholic schools, from over 20 countries, that are inspired by the teachings of Jesus Christ, Gospel values and the spirit of Edmund Rice (founder of The Christian Brothers). Recently, two Irish schools from this network – Midleton CBS and Ard Scoil Ris, Limerick, decided […]

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New Book: Celebrating 200 Years of St Colman’s Church, Cloyne

‘Celebrating 200 Years of St Colman’s Church, Cloyne’ by Kevin Terry, Margaret Hartnett and Patricia Lyons, was launched on Thursday, 18th February 2016 at 8pm in St Colman’s National School, Cloyne, by the Most Reverend William Crean, Bishop of Cloyne. It is available for purchase at:   McCarthy News, 43 Main Street, Midleton. Phone: 021 […]

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Adult Faith Development Reflection Day – Report

Last Saturday (9/4/2016) in Vienna Woods Hotel the Diocese of Cloyne hosted a Reflection Day on Adult Faith Formation. Each parish in the diocese sent a number of delegates, and so a gathering of around 90 persons (both clerical and lay) attended. Facilitated by Fr Sean Corkery (Director for Adult Faith Formation in the Diocese […]

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Chrism Mass 2016 – Homily – Bishop William Crean

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 […]

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Primary School Education Reflection Day (Cloyne Diocese) – Report

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, […]

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Holy Week 2016: A brief look at the Cross of Cloyne

The Cross of Cloyne The Cross of Cloyne can be viewed in the National Museum of Ireland in Dublin. It dates from the early twelfth century, and is a gilt-bronze cross with each arm depicting a differing figure of Christ. This is a particular type of cross which is known as a “Pax” (the Latin […]

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