Category Archives: Contemporary Issues

Advent on the Gate in Cloyne Union of Parishes, County Cork

During the CoronaVirus Pandemic, in general, and in the Advent run-up to Christmas, in particular, parishes and chaplaincies in Cork, Cloyne and Ross, as elsewhere, are trying to find innovative and imaginative ways to celebrate and observe the Church’s seasons … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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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

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