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Guidelines for the celebration of Christmas Masses

Letter to priests re Preparation for the celebration of Christmas For information ​You will find at the end of my comments the updated HSE norms regarding places of worship.  The HSE guidelines are quite detailed.  A quick reading of them might refresh our memory on what is required.  Most of the guidance is already in […]

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Homily for 2nd Sunday of Advent – Bishop William Crean

2nd Sunday of Advent 2020 (B) 6th December 2020 St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh   “They also serve those who stand and wait”     My friends,   We have become very impatient – our fuse is very short when it comes to waiting. Yet it is such an important virtue or quality if we are […]

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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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