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Bishop Brendan Leahy

Diocese of Limerick introduces Pastoral Units and Team Ministry

“We need to promote arrangements that encourage greater co-operation and exchange between parishes” – Bishop Brendan Leahy.

2018.12.05.

Lead us not into temptation?

Italian bishops introduce new translation of line from the Lord's Prayer, but Irish bishops have no immediate plans to change the wording.

2018.11.17.

There is only ‘us’ – revealing this truth is the work of reconciliation

Irish experience of reconciliation in focus at Swedish ecumenical conference addressed by Catholic and Church of Ireland bishops.

2018.11.16.

Church must start from scratch, says Bishop of Limerick in Boston College address

"If in the past we didn’t see things through the eyes of injured children and young people, today we undoubtedly have moved a long way in that direction.”

2018.11.04.

Churches make plans for Brexit

“There are core values and practices arising out of the Gospel that will lie at the heart of all the churches’ contributions at every level of engagement, from informing the opinions of individual members, to official contributions by the churches, to governments and institutions.”

2018.10.28.

“Let us begin again!” – Bishop of Limerick

The Irish Church, Bishop Brendan Leahy has suggested, is a Church that has faced the evil within, has worked tirelessly to cast it out and put stringent measures in place to protect against its return.

2018.09.04.

Cardinal O’Malley to miss WMOF over abuse crisis in US

Pope’s visit could be pivotal moment for Church, says Bishop of Limerick, appealing to people to repair the Church with love.

2018.08.17.

Bishop clarifies Church appeal on opt-out students

“Our concern is that in schools we are involved in, if religious education is not taken as a subject, we would want the issue of ethics, heritage and so on, to be considered,” says Bishop Leahy.

2018.07.20.

Memorial to Pope St John Paul II unveiled in Limerick

New sculpture marks Polish Pontiff's final Mass in Ireland at Limerick Racecourse 39 years ago, which was attended by 400,000 people, the largest ever gathering of people for any event in Limerick.

2018.05.01.

Pope’s visit should be more than celebrity concert: Jesuit theologian

It may be centuries before another pope comes to Ireland as the axis of influence in the Church has shifted to the Southern hemisphere, says Bishop of Limerick.

2018.03.23.

Create more special family moments in this fast paced world

Time for a “family check” as boom time arrives again – Bishop Leahy

2018.03.18.

Pope Francis leads the way in 24 hours for the Lord

The event underlines the value of Confession and the paternal mercy of God.

2018.03.09.

Churches close for duration of red alert

All church and religious services cancelled as freezing blizzard hits Ireland and whole population is urged to stay indoors.

2018.03.02.

Church must consider deferring Confirmation

Confirmation isn't something that we should just "slide into" says Bishop of Limerick.

2018.02.23.

Church leaders oppose unrestricted access to abortion

Repealing the eighth amendment and introducing a liberal abortion regime will result in terminations not just up to 12 weeks but in some cases right up to the point of birth - Bishop Leahy.

2018.02.06.

In-flight marriage opens new vista for Catholic weddings

Pastorally maybe we need to examine the issue of couples who want to get married outside of a church building: Bishop Brendan Leahy.

2018.01.26.

We cannot relent on safeguarding – Bishop Leahy

“Failure to recognise and respond appropriately to the complex issues which abuse presents has, at times, compounded the profound and harmful impact on the lives of many young and vulnerable persons.”

2018.01.16.

Bishop highlights asylum seekers’ “dire circumstances”

Addressing the congregation at Raheen parish in Limerick in his New Year’s ‘World Day of Peace’ homily, Bishop Brendan Leahy warned the faithful to be particularly vigilant to avoid exploitation of women and children.

2018.01.02.

‘Level of Homelessness in Ireland means we cannot claim economic success‘- Bishop Leahy

With homelessness at an unprecedented state of crisis today in Ireland, it is almost unjust and unchristian to claim economic success.

2017.11.19.

Christians join together for Belfast talk by Luther expert

in the history of 500 years there are many wounds, and that Churches have lived separately with different mentalities. However in the last 50 years there has been good dialogue.

2017.11.01.

Mary Immaculate College to Host Major Conference on Martin Luther

Ireland’s largest Catholic third level college will host a major conference on Martin Luther and his relationship with the Catholic Church next week.

2017.09.30.

American sisters find warm welcome in Limerick

There are trends to secularisation all over the western world and Ireland is no different. It’s a serious challenge and problem in society but we need to be able to answer the call to meet that challenge head on.

2017.09.29.

Don’t be afraid to engage with young people

“Young people appreciate authenticity and if what we say is real, then it resonates for them,” Bishop of Limerick advises in run-up to Synod on youth.

2017.09.06.

Peace and family – where the light gets in

Rev Ken Newell encouraged the more than 300 participants at the Focolare Mariapolis to forge links between their own churches and those of other denominations in their local area.

2017.07.13.

Universal brotherhood has never been more vital

Focolare summer gathering in Dungarvan will focus on meaning of suffering and reaffirm goal of universal brotherhood.

2017.06.30.

Limerick hero Fr Jack Finucane’s funeral is tomorrow

“He fulfilled everything possible that could be expected of one man or woman’s calling. A beautiful characteristic also was that, by all accounts, he was extremely modest, never seeking attention for, or boasting about, his very considerable achievements.”

2017.06.11.

Back to the future in Limerick diocese

Bishop Leahy asks for faithful in all parishes of Limerick to hold prayer services next Tuesday as diocesan clergy meet with him.

2017.04.22.

Priests who work in our parishes deserve unreserved gratitude – Archbishop

One of the biggest challenges facing the Irish Church at the moment is the shortage of candidates coming forward to priesthood and religious life – Bishop of Ferns.

2017.04.14.

“We come to bid our farewell in this earthly life to Cardinal Desmond Connell”

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin was joined by most of the Irish hierarchy and the Papal Nuncio for the funeral Mass of the late Dr Connell at St Mary’s Pro Cathedral in Dublin.

2017.02.25.

Pope Francis meets Irish bishops

The meeting came on the day that the Report into Historical Institutional Abuse in Northern Ireland was published.

2017.01.21.
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