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Homily of Bishop William Crean – 9th August 2020

19th Sunday in Ordinary Time 9th August 2020 St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh       My friends,   On the 27th March a week or so after our lockdown in Ireland – Pope Francis gave his blessing Urbi et Orbi – to the city and to the world. It was an unusual and extraordinary event […]

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Preparing for Confirmation 2020

Preparing for Confirmation 2020 Dear Families, Parishes, Schools and Confirmation Candidate Chaplains, Come Holy Spirit is a new initiative designed to support families and Confirmation Candidates in the run up to their Confirmation ceremonies. It consists of three 30-minute video segments covering elementary catechesis on the Sacrament of Confirmation. There is an accompanying worksheet for […]

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Homily of Bishop William Crean – 26th July 2020

17th Sunday A 26th July 2020 St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh “I give you a heart wise and shrewd” My friends, A lot of people pay a lot of money for good advice – experts in any walk of life do not come cheap. A new government usually means a whole new group of advisors. Golfers […]

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Homily of Bishop William Crean – 19th July 2020

16th Sunday A 19th July 2020 St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh “A parable for the ages” My friends, Sometime early in the ‘lockdown’ Christy Moore was interviewed and asked how he was coping – quick as a flash he replied he was waiting for the next crop of weeds to come up! Waiting patiently many people […]

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Homily of Bishop William Crean – 12th July 2020

15th Sunday A 12th July 2020 St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh “So the word that goes forth from my mouth does not return to me unfulfilled” Is. 55:11 My friends, One of the side effects of peoples experience of working from home is that people are prompted to think again about the place they call home.  […]

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Homily of Bishop William Crean – Sunday 5th July 2020

14th Sunday A 5th July 2020 St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh     “And you will find rest for your souls” My friends, A cartoon I saw recently sought to depict the plight we are in right now as we try to retrieve some kind of normality in society.  If you can imagine an old-style undertaker […]

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Homily of Bishop William Crean – 28th June 2020

13th Sunday A 28th June 2020 St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh “It is much harder to believe than not believe” My friends, Flannery O’Connor, the American writer once said “What people don’t realise is how much Religion costs.  They think it is a big electric blanket, when of course it is the cross.  It is much […]

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Homily of Bishop Crean – 21st June 2020

12th Sunday A 21st June 2020 St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh “If you do not stand for something, you will fall for anything” “Friends, colleagues, Church and State pay tribute to slain detective” so read the headline on Friday morning over a photograph of a smiling Colm Horkan, the detective Garda who was killed while on […]

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Homily of Bishop William Crean for Corpus Christi 14th June

Corpus Christi 14th June 2020 St Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh “Do this in memory of me” My friends, China is in the eye of the storm in these Covid 19 times – for a number of reasons.  Not least the city of Wuhan being the source of what is now a global virus which has spread […]

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Women of Faith Conference – Radio Maria Podcast Link

Recently the Women of Faith Conference took place on Radio Maria. It was the second year of this conference. The aim of Women of Faith is to Catechise, Evangelise, and inspire women to deepen their faith and realise the importance of their God-given mission to pass on the faith to their children and to live their faith […]

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