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Homily of Bishop Crean – Feast of Christ the King – 22nd Nov. 2020

Feast of Christ the King 22nd November 2020 St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh “Finding Christ in the Crisis” ​​​    ​​​​​     My friends, Where do we find God in the pandemic that is Covid 19?  That is the question that a recent book raises with the title “Finding Christ in the Crisis – what […]

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Homily of Bishop Crean – 15th November 2020

33rd Sunday (A) 15th November 2020 St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh “Accountability” ​​​    ​​​​​     My friends, It is not easy being a public servant – having to answer for what you have done or failed to do.  Standards of accountability are rising all the time – which is good in the long term […]

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Homily of Bishop Crean – 8th November 2020

32nd Sunday (A) 8th November 2020 St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh “Wisdom is bright and does not grow dim” ​​​    ​​​​​    Wisdom 6:12 My friends, Good advice is priceless.  It is much sought after and people pay a lot of money for it.  It explains why the expertise and knowledge of lawyers, doctor, psychiatrists, […]

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Homily of Bishop William Crean – All Saints – 1st November 2020

All Saints 1st November 2020 St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh “Blessed are you …” Mt. 5:11     My friends,   It is not a compliment to be called a ‘Holy Joe’ or ‘Josephine’ to be P.C! Such a description of a person has a certain measure of disdain attached – that the person has the […]

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Homily of Bishop William Crean – 25th October 2020

30th Sunday (A) 25th October 2020 St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh “Love is a decision” My friends, It is almost 70 years now since Norman Vincent Peale published his book “The Power of Positive Thinking”.  Over the years it has been enormously influential in offering solutions to managing the challenges of everyday living.  In some ways […]

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Homily of Bishop Crean- Mission Sunday 18th Oct. 2020

Mission Sunday 29th Sunday (A) 18th October 2020 St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh “Together we can do more” My friends, Just over 50 years ago people got to see what Planet Earth looked like from space.  We already knew so much about it by way of its dimensions and weather patterns.  It was an altogether different […]

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Homily of Bishop William Crean- 11th October 2020

28th Sunday (A) 11th October 2020 St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh   “Follow the Science”   My friends,   The mantra these days is “Follow the Science” we must listen to the experts and follow their guidance and direction. We wish that it were so simple. “Doctors differ and people die” the saying goes. This week […]

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Homily of Bishop William Crean – 4th October 2020

27th Sunday (A) 4th October 2020 St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh   “Choose Life” – Day for Life 2020   My friends,   It has long been a feature of our prayer life to pray for the blessing of a happy death, the grace to let go gracefully and serenely of our earthly journey. I have […]

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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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