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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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24 Hours for the Lord

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 […]

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Bishop William’s Message for Lent 2016

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 […]

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Year of Mercy Reflection Day (Feb 7th) – Report

Year of Mercy Reflection Day:The New Evangelisation and Missionary Discipleship On the afternoon of Sunday 7th February 2016, 300 people from the diocese of Cloyne gathered to be part of a Year of Mercy Reflection day led by Dr Edward Sri. Dr. Sri is a theologian, author and internationally-known Catholic speaker who appears regularly on […]

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