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, […]
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 […]
Shona Lá Fhéile Pádraig to all across the world who are connected to the Cloyne Diocese in any way. “…Belief in the Threeness & confession of the Oneness of the Creator of Creation…” (from St Patrick’s Breastplate). This is how St. Patrick praised the Holy Trinity. Legend tells how he borrowed the humble shamrock to […]
I had the privilege of attending the 51st International Eucharistic Congress in Cebu, an Island in the Philippines from the 24th to the 31st January. I was part of a group from Ireland who traveled to support the Church in the Philippines as it hosted the International Eucharistic Congress. Having been involved in the preparations […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
MESSAGE FROM MOST REV. WILLIAM CREAN FOR THE YEAR OF MERCY Dear Friends, Sin and failure are part and parcel of the human experience. Despite our best efforts we sometimes fail in life. It can leave us downhearted even depressed. It can lead us into despair. “Have mercy on me, God, in your kindness, In […]
I wish to confirm that Mr Bill Meagher, the Designated Liaison Person (DLP) for the Diocese of Cloyne, has resigned his position. I regret Mr Meagher’s decision to resign, because he has served the diocese and the survivors of abuse with great dedication and attention to detail, for which the diocese is most grateful. The […]
Article published by the Irish Times Tue Nov 24th 2015: Pope Francis has focused much attention on issues that are universal to us all and has sought to inspire and offer leadership. What he has said has resonated meaningfully with believers and non-believers alike. Environmental care is one such universal issue. His recent encyclical Laudato […]
News from the Diocese:March 29th, 2017To mark the 100th Anniversary of Our Lady’s appearance in Fatima, Portugal, in 1917, Pope Francis ha...March 22nd, 2017Congratulations to the fifth and sixth class boys and girls of Banteer N.S. who will receive the Sac...
Homily, Bishop William Crean, 8th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Conferring Ministries of Acolyte and Lector on the candidates for the Permanent Diaconate)March 14th, 2017Conferring Ministries of Acolyte and Lector On the candidates for the Permanent Diaconate Church o...
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Essays:February 28th, 2017The following is a recollection by Siobhan O’Shaughnessy, a young woman who attends a young adult pr[...]September 8th, 2016This essay was written by Norma O'Leary, a 19-year-old young woman from Donoughmore parish. Norma is[...]