Category Archives: Contemporary Issues

Cork Mothers’ Union takes part in Global 16 Days Campaign against Gender-Based Violence

Some facts: One in three women experience some form of domestic abuse; 1 in 2 women murdered in Ireland is killed by a partner or ex; 60% of abuse starts before the age of 25. The 16 Days of Activism … Continue reading

Posted in Church in Society, Community Involvement, Contemporary Issues, Five Marks of Mission, Mothers' Union

First ‘Real’ Diocesan Youth Event in Cork, Cloyne and Ross since March

It finally happened! The first youth event since March. After months of keeping in touch with the youth of Cork, Cloyne & Ross over Zoom meetings, the Cork, Cloyne and Ross  Diocesan Youth Officer, Hilda Connolly, was finally able to … Continue reading

Posted in CDYC, Church in Society, Contemporary Issues, Corona Virus, COVID-19, Youth Work

Cork Clergyman joins Cycle in aid of Saint Luke’s Charity and Home

The Reverend Paul Robinson, Chaplain to Saint Luke’s Home, Cork (and priest-in-charge at Saint Anne’s Church, Shandon in Cork) joined a small group of co-workers from St Luke’s Home, including CEO Tony O’Brien, Fiona Dwyer, Eileen Ferguson and Paul Morrissey … Continue reading

Posted in Care of the Older Person, Chaplaincies, Charities in the Diocese, Charity Work, Church in Society, Clergy, Community Involvement, Contemporary Issues, Corona Virus, COVID-19, Dementia Care, Diocese, Five Marks of Mission, Fund-Raising

Bantry Floods ~ ‘worst in 26 years’ says Church of Ireland Clergyman

Canon Paul Willoughby, the rector of Bantry, County Cork has said that the floods in the town are the worst he has seen in his 26 years in the parish. Canon Willoughby has been out and about in the local … Continue reading

Posted in Church in Society, Churches in Cork, Clergy, Contemporary Issues, Cork, Corona Virus, COVID-19, Diocese, Five Marks of Mission, Floods, West Cork

Making Cathedral Church Music happen in Cork during the CoronaVirus Pandemic

These are difficult times for musicians, artists, and singers.  At the moment the advice is against congregational hymn-singing in churches. Many say that ‘church is not the same.’ The issues are much bigger than this, of course.  There have been … Continue reading

Posted in Bishop, Cathedral, Cathedral Choir, Church Music, Churches in Cork, Contemporary Issues, Corona Virus, COVID-19, Dean of Cork, Diocese