Category Archives: Contemporary Issues

Cork Churches Keep Christmas Lights On as a Sign of ‘the Light of Christ in this Hurting World.’

A number of parishes in the United Dioceses of Cork, Cloyne and Ross that have outdoor decorations on their church buildings for Christmas have taken the decision this year to keep the lights on until Candlemas, 2nd February, the Feast … Continue reading

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‘The Toy Trumpet ‘ – A Christmas Greeting from Bishop Paul Colton

Bishop Paul Colton has recorded a short Christmas greeting to reach the people of Cork, Cloyne and Ross ‘because’ he says ‘meeting people in 2020 all over the Diocese has been nigh impossible. ‘I have really missed all that!’ he … Continue reading

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Praise and Thanks from Bishop Paul Colton for Frontline Workers in Schools in Cork, Cloyne and Ross

As schools come to the end of a challenging and demanding academic term before Christmas, and as 2020 heads towards its close, the Bishop of Cork, Cloyne and Ross, Dr Paul Colton, has singled the education work of the Diocese … Continue reading

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100th Anniversary of the Murders of Canon Thomas Magner and Tadhg Crowley commemorated in West Cork Parish

Cork was a cauldron of violence and conflict one hundred years ago during the War of Independence. One of the objectives of the Cork, Cloyne and Ross Diocesan Commemoration and Reconciliation Project, established by Bishop Paul Colton in 2018 and … Continue reading

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A Virtual Nativity Play in Rosscarbery, County Cork

One of the traditions of Christmas is the children’s Nativity Play; telling the story of the birth of Jesus. Schools in Cork, Cloyne and Ross have been putting on their plays during the current pandemic with children performing within their … Continue reading

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