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Feast of the Holy Family 2017, Bishop Crean Homily

Feast of the Holy Family Sunday 31st December, 2017 Sacred Heart Church, Ballymore My friends, A young poet Deirdre Ryan has recently published a short poem…. Listening to the news We live in the common travel area of Our marriage We traverse the invisible borders Roam each others’ lands freely Occasionally treaties must be entered […]

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Irish Bishops Launch Pro Life Website (2018)

“Pope Francis, reminding us of the consistent teaching of the Church, describes abortion as a grave sin. As a compassionate pastor, however, he reminds priests that they are called to be ministers of God’s mercy. He also points out that we have not done enough to support pregnant women in desperate situations who see abortion […]

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Bishop William Crean, Christmas Message

2017 Christmas Message from Bishop William Crean, Bishop of Cloyne My friends, Just last month, as Chairman of Trócaire I visited Kenya to see for myself the projects that your generosity has made possible.  These days we hear a lot about climate change but for most of us it does not touch our lives at […]

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Children First Act – Revision

On 2nd October 2017, the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs launched the revised Children First: National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children and announced the commencement of remaining sections of the Children First Act 2015 from 11th December 2017. The newly commenced provisions of the Children First Act, including mandated reporting, will […]

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New Book: Ancient Sweet Donoughmore

Ancient Sweet Donoughmore: Life In An Irish Rural Parish To 1900 Ancient Sweet Donoughmore chronicles the growth of an Irish rural district in Mid-Cork to the beginning of the twentieth century. Along this journey the archaeology, early Christian and medieval periods are explored; leading to a study of the religious and agrarian aspects; the Great […]

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Pope John Paul II Award Ceremony, Oct 2017, Report and Photos

Cloyne Diocesan Youth Services Youth Ministry News Pope John Paul II Award Ceremony The 5th Pope John Paul II Award Ceremony was held in Mallow Community Youth Centre on Thursday 19th Oct 2017 despite the terrible rainfall that we experienced. 124 young people from across the diocese and neighbouring diocese received the award. It was […]

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Pope John Paul II Awards – Trip to Rome 2017 – Report and Photos

The following is a report trip to Rome in which the Cloyne Diocesan Youth Services led a contingent from the Cloyne Diocese: On Monday 30th November 2017, 10 people from across the Diocese of Cloyne joined with 180 people from around Ireland in Rome to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Pope John Paul II […]

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Monthly Mass for Life and Family

The following is from Cobh Parish weekly newsletter Sunday 29th October 2017: Two events will dominate the headlines in the Summer of 2018. Both events require prayerful preparation and discernment. The World Meeting of Families will take place in August 2018, while the referendum to repeal the 8th Amendment to the Constitution is due to […]

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