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New Catholic Faith Initiative in Cork – Launch of Youcat Companion

New Catholic Faith Initiative in Cork A significant event in the life of the Catholic dioceses of Cork & Ross and Cloyne took place on Tuesday 22nd January 2019. Hosted by the SMA Wilton Parish, it was the launch of a new faith formation initiative co-authored by Fr Seán Corkery and Máirín Ní Shúlleabháin entitled […]

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Cloyne Diocesan Changes – February 2019

Most Rev William Crean has accepted the resignation from office of the following priests in the Diocese of Cloyne to come into effect on February 16th: V. Rev. Canon Jackie Corkery, PP, VF, Kanturk V. Rev. Michael Dorgan, PP, Castlemagner Bishop Crean has made the following appointments in the Diocese of Cloyne with effect from […]

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Fr Edmund (Ned) Motherway, RIP, of Ladysbridge – A long and happy life

The follow article was written by Jamie O’Flaherty, a reporter for The Avondhu Press, and published in that newspaper on Jan 11th 2018. The article was written on the occasion of Fr Ned’s 100th birthday. Sadly, Fr Ned died on 20th Dec 2018. We reproduce the article below which provides some details of his background […]

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Carillonneur, Adrian Gebruers plays organ at St Colman’s Cathedral Cobh

Carillonneur, Adrian Gebruers plays the Laurel & Hardy theme tune, Dance of the Cuckoos, for RTÉ Radio’s Derek Mooney on the Carillon in St Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh, County Cork, Ireland. Adrian’s father Staf Gebruers, played this tune for Laurel & Hardy when they visited Ireland on Wednesday 9th September 1953. You can more on Mooney […]

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Christmas Message 2018 from Bishop William Crean

My friends, I am grateful for this opportunity to reflect on this past year as we celebrate anew the birth of the Saviour. It is good to experience the recovery in the economy and the employment it brings.  Though we know the “rising tide” is not lifting all the boats.  Very many are under great […]

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Bishop Crean Homily – Marian Conference

Immaculate Conception 2018 Marian Conference Mitchelstown Homily notes of Bishop Wm. Crean “Mary, do not be afraid; you have won God’s favour”. My friends, the story of our salvation is both well known to us and a continual source of consolation and inspiration. However, periodically we need to revisit and contemplate some aspect of that […]

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Abortion cannot be supported – Irish Bishops

Abortion cannot be supported Reflecting on the current Dáil debate on the abortion bill bishops said, “We are dismayed that, for the most part, the voices of those who voted against abortion in May’s referendum have been ignored. Even what many people would have deemed to have been very reasonable legislative amendments seeking to provide […]

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Diocesan Appointments (incl. appointment of new deacons)

Bishop Crean has made the following appointments; 1.Rev. Deacon John McCarthy to serve in Fermoy 2.Rev. Deacon Paul Alapini to serve in Cobh 3.Rev. Deacon Gerard Rooney to serve in Cloyne 4.The Bishop has appointed Archdeacon Gerard Casey as Adm. pro tem of the parish of Castlemagner.

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