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Bishop Brendan Leahy

Papal prayers for those living in fear of COVID-19 pandemic

Bishop Leahy pays tribute to the Limerick COVID-19 Community Response which is ensuring that the daily needs of the elderly, unwell or those with a confirmed diagnosis or those isolating on suspicion of having COVID-19 are met.

2020.03.31.

Church leaders pray Our Father in response to Covid19 crisis

Bishop Brendan Leahy and his Church of Ireland counterpart Bishop Kenneth Kearon will participate in the ecumenical prayer live on webcam from Mount Saint Alphonsus in Limerick city at 11am today.

2020.03.25.

Bells to be rung on St Patrick’s Day to express social solidarity

Archbishop Eamon Martin supports Bishop Phonsie Cullinan’s initiative which aims to encourage people to care for one other "at this difficult time.”

2020.03.16.

“Isolation alone will bring challenges” Bishop Leahy warns

Cancellation of Masses and directives on funerals are necessary as the Church puts its shoulder behind the national effort to protect the elderly and those with underlying health conditions.

2020.03.14.

‘Lent is a time of ecological conversion’

Bishop Leahy says that by focusing on Lent in terms of ecological conversion, we are taking steps that benefit not just ourselves and society but we are building up our community for the future.

2020.03.03.

Bishop Leahy would like to see Limerick develop its own Camino

Trail could incorporate an “incredible collection of religious sites” from Kilmallock to Askeaton, Killeedy, Adare and Limerick city itself.

2020.02.18.

Tributes to Archbishop Clarke as he retires

As a a representative of the inter–church structures in the public square, “he set a tone for reasoned debate and honest engagement that reflected the Christian call to be good neighbours".

2020.02.04.

Bishop Leahy regrets lack of discussion on the divorce referendum

It is important from a Christian faith perspective to vote but it would be a shame to just tick a box without first considering the social context and challenges that marriages face today.

2019.05.21.

Ecumenical Way of the Cross highlights sufferers and their carers

Those who need support and those who provide support are foremost in our thoughts, says Catholic Bishop of Limerick, Brendan Leahy.

2019.04.19.

Keep an eye on what ultimately matters – holiness

Lent can be a time for giving more of yourself, says Bishop of Limerick.

2019.03.08.

‘Make an effort to pray for Christian unity’: Bishop Leahy

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, which has been held annually since 1908, will take place this year from 18 to 25 January 2019.

2019.01.09.

Bishop pays tribute to those who took risks to defend right to life

Politicians who supported the campaign to repeal the Eighth Amendment are “clearly out of communion” with the Church warns Bishop Kevin Doran.

2019.01.02.

Bishop Leo O’Reilly of Kilmore retires on health grounds

“Bishop Leo has worked untiringly with many others to bring the various stakeholders within the Catholic educational sector into dialogue, and promoted increased co-operation and collaboration.”

2018.12.31.

Choose a “glorious possibility” Bishop of Limerick urges women in crisis pregnancy

Any sense that abortion is a progressive step for our country, for what we stand for as a nation, is misplaced, says Bishop Brendan Leahy in end of year reflection.

2018.12.30.

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.
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