Bishop William Crean was appointed Bishop of Cloyne on Nov. 25th. 2012.
He was Ordained in St. Colman's Cathedral on Jan. 27th 2013.

Pope Francis asks us to pray for peace

On Sunday 20 July 2014, Pope Francis called on all the faithful to pray for Christians fleeing the Iraqi city of  Mosul, and to “persevere in prayer for those situations of tension and conflict that continue in different parts of the world, especially in the Middle East and in the Ukraine” Sample prayers for the general […]

Eamon Roche Ordained Deacon

On Sunday, the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord (1st June 2014), along with fourteen other classmates Eamon Roche, a seminarian for the diocese of Cloyne, was ordained to the Diaconate. The ordaining prelate was His Eminence Cardinal Sean Brady, Archbishop of Armagh. As the fifteen men to be ordained as deacons processed into the […]

Manuscripts from St. Colman’s College

Report on Fermoy Manuscripts A collection of fifty Gaelic manuscripts from the Library at St. Colman’s College, Fermoy were relocated to the Russell Library, Maynooth in August 2013. The manuscripts consist of two distinct collections: the Kennefick Collection with the prefix ‘CF’ and the Pádraig de Barra Collection with the prefix ‘PB’. The original collection […]

Death of Fr. Joe McGuane

The death has occurred of Fr. Joe McGuane, Hospital Chaplain, Youghal. His death was due to a tragic accident, being struck by a car while walking on the Carrigtwohill to Midleton Road on Dec 12th. The tragedy was further increased by the death of his sister, Maura, on the same nightat Marymount Hospice. The requiem Mass […]

8 Questions of the International Consultation on Family

Questions The following series of questions allows the particular Churches to participate actively in the preparation of the Extraordinary Synod, whose purpose is to proclaim the Gospel in the context of the pastoral challenges facing the family today. 1. The Diffusion of the Teachings on the Family in Sacred Scripture and the Church’s Magisterium a) […]

Pope Francis consults the worldwide Church

Pope Francis has announced that in October 2014 an Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops will take place in the Vatican to discuss the theme: ‘The pastoral challenges for the family in the context of evangelisation’.  In order to prepare for this Synod, and to assist in its discussions, the Secretariat of the […]