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Homily of Bishop Crean – 29th Sunday B October 17th, 2021 St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh. Diocesan Launch of the Synodal Pathway

29th Sunday B October 17th, 2021 St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh.  Diocesan Launch of the Synodal Pathway “To live is to change and to be perfect is to have changed often” ​​​​​​​​​St. John Henry Newman My friends, The newly canonised Cardinal John Henry Newman lived a long life that spanned the most of the 19th century […]

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World Mission Sunday – 24th October 2021

World Mission Sunday is the Holy Father’s annual appeal for spiritual and financial support so that the life-giving work of overseas mission and missionaries can continue. It always falls on the second last Sunday in October, meaning this year it will be celebrated over the weekend of Sunday 24th.   Its theme ‘We Cannot Remain […]

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Homily of Bishop William Crean – 27th Sunday B – October 3rd 2021

27th Sunday B October 3rd, 2021 St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh “Day for Life” My friends, Just a number of weeks ago a very significant decision was taken by the British Medical Association in the light of a major survey that they undertook of their members. The decision is that as a body of doctors they […]

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Homily of Bishop Crean – 26th Sunday B- 26th September 2021

26th Sunday B September 26th, 2021 St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh “But anyone who is an obstacle to bring one of these little ones who have faith…” My friends, These verses from St. Mark’s Gospel are jolting and disturbing to listen to – they are strong and forceful almost sounding vengeful and violent. They sound shocking […]

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Homily of Bishop William Crean – 25th Sunday B – 19th September 2021

25th Sunday B September 19th, 2021 St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh “Wherever you find jealousy and ambition, you find disharmony” My friends, It is said that if you get a reputation of being an ‘early riser’ you can ‘sleep in’ as much as you like. One’s reputation is a precious matter be it good or bad. […]

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Homily of Bishop William Crean – 24th Sunday B – 12th September 2021

24th Sunday B 12th September 2021 St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh   “So too I set my face like flint I know I shall not be shamed”   My friends, On the 10th November 1995 Ken Saro-Wiwa, a Nigerian environmental activist was executed by hanging along with eight others by the military dictatorship. He was fifty-two […]

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Homily of Bishop William Crean – 23rd Sunday B- 5th September 2021

23rd Sunday B 5th September 2021 St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh “He has done all things well” My friends, To-day the ‘2020’ Paralympic Games conclude in Tokyo. They have taken place against the odds due to Covid 19 which led first to the cancellation of both sets of Games from last year. That sense of determination […]

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