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Homily of Bishop William Crean – 27th September 2020

26th Sunday (A) 27th September 2020 St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh     “Be united in your convictions and your love”     “If our life in Christ means anything to you… Be united in your convictions and in your love with a common purpose and a common mind” (2nd Reading of St. Paul to the […]

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Homily of Bishop William Crean – 20th September 2020

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time (A) 20th September 2020 St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh     “Why be envious because I am generous?”     My friends,   “My thoughts are not your thoughts. My ways not your ways – it is the Lord who speaks”   These short sentences from our Reading from Isaiah pack […]

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Homily of Bishop Crean – Sunday 13th September 2020

24th Sunday A 13th September 2020 St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh     “Resentment and anger, these are foul things”     My friends,   Whenever one hears the voice of Nelson Mandela one cannot but be struck by how measured and calm his speech was. All despite the fact that he spent 26 years in […]

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Homily of Bishop William Crean – 6th September 2020

23rd Sunday A 6th September 2020 St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh   “Your word is truth, O Lord”       My friends,   How tolerant are you? Would you see yourself as having an open mind? Or are you very fixed in your view of somethings but open in other ways.   Political correctness is […]

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Homily of Bishop William Crean – Sunday 30th August 2020

22nd Sunday A 30th August 2020 St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh “too long a sacrifice ….” W.B. Yeats.       My friends,   “Too long a sacrifice can make a stone of the heart” observed the poet W.B. Yeats. Sacrifice of its nature is difficult humanly speaking. To surrender to and gift to another without […]

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Homily of Bishop Crean- 23rd August 2020

21st Sunday A 23rd August 2020 St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh “where true gladness is found” My friends, In a time of uncertainty there emerges a great desire among people for clear direction and stability.  We are witnessing this right now on all levels of life.  It applies to the individual especially.  Uncertainty generates anxiety, instability […]

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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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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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