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Bishop Brendan Leahy

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.

Limerick is a standout city for active nonviolence

Thanks to the contribution of many to active nonviolence, Limerick is now a city that is beginning to sing a song of co-operation and regeneration, new vitality and effective management, artistic, sport and cultural renewal.

2017.01.02.

Irish Church leaders among witnesses to historical ecumenical event

“It would have been unimaginable to our parents’ generation to think that the Pope would be joining in the 500th commemoration of Martin Luther,” says bishop of Limerick, Brendan Leahy.

2016.11.04.

Mary Immaculate College praises contribution of St Patrick’s College to teacher education

Professor Eugene Wall (MIC) told graduates that the education they have received at St Patrick’s has prepared them to meet the challenges they will face in a world of economic and social insecurity.

2016.10.30.

Bishop of Limerick pays tribute to Munster rugby legend

“Whether on or off the field, Anthony [Foley] displayed the same characteristics of honesty, integrity, loyalty, dignity and more.”

2016.10.18.

Pope and Anglican leader send Limerick bishops on joint mission

“Catholics and Anglicans will work together to give voice to our common faith in the Lord Jesus Christ,” say Pope Francis and Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, in Common Declaration.

2016.10.08.

Bishops appoint new director of Veritas

Aidan Chester has been a member of the company’s senior management team since 2009 and has extensive retail, distribution and marketing experience.

2016.09.28.

Tribute to Cuan Mhuire’s role in breaking tide of addiction

“Today in Cuan Mhuire, there is a message of hope. Addiction need not be the last word. We can do something about it” - Bishop Brendan Leahy.

2016.09.13.

Dublin and Limerick pilgrims depart for World Youth Day

"For these young people this is an adventure but there is also obviously a real commitment – they could be going elsewhere but they have decided to give one week to this.”

2016.07.26.

Limerick’s cultural renaissance will continue Bishop pledges

"Limerick is on the rise. It has rediscovered its wonderful voice and will continue to celebrate that long into the future.”

2016.07.23.

World needs united witness to the Gospel: Together for Europe

Pope tells Munich rally Europe should be an open and welcoming continent, and continue to establish ways of working together that are not only economic but also social and cultural.

2016.07.07.

Teams of priests to now serve Limerick parishes

New approach will see priests work across different parishes and while there won’t necessarily be a priest living in every parish, there will be a parish priest for every parish.

2016.07.06.

Europe must be attentive to its soul says Bishop Leahy

Against background of Brexit, Together for Europe gathering in Munich is a prophetic sign. "We need to keep the ideals of the founders of the EU alive."

2016.07.01.

Ecclesial movements are not optional extras in the Church

Overdue document Iuvenescit Ecclesia will make ecclesial movements more 'mainstream' in the life of the Church, says Bishop Leahy.

2016.06.25.

Focolare gathering to focus on mercy in politics & climate justice

In the current climate of mistrust, Focolare's message of dialogue and unity has a vital role to play in forging "bonds of understanding" between people says Focolare Co-director.

2016.06.23.

“We pray for the people of the city of Orlando”

Attack in Pulse nightclub "reminds us yet again of the dreadful intent of terrorists" - Bishop Brendan Leahy.

2016.06.15.

Bishop of Limerick hopeful of a papal visit in 2018

“We are, of course, very excited about the prospect of the Pope visiting Ireland and are awaiting word on this. It would be a huge boost to the Church here."

2016.05.29.

Bishop of Limerick calls for support for Syrian refugees

50 refugees who have fled violence in Syria will resettle throughout Limerick city and county at the end of this month, and another 50 over the course of the year.

2016.05.16.

Packed closing Mass for Scoil Carmel in Limerick

“I really believe that the day was a true celebration of the legacy of 60 years of Scoil Carmel.”

2016.04.26.

97 of 100 proposals approved at Limerick Synod

“We are all energised by this process. What it said to us was that the Church here in Limerick knows that there has to be change.”

2016.04.11.

Limerick Synod is ‘Pentecost’ moment

Synod proposals carry weight and are "the voice of God for us for this moment of time" says Bishop Brendan Leahy.

2016.04.09.

Pope Francis sends blessing to Limerick Synod

“Save for Pope John Paul II’s visit to Limerick in 1979, this is probably the most important moment for the Church in this diocese since the last Synod, all of 80 years ago.”

2016.04.05.

Limerick’s historic Synod opens with Mass today

Liturgy will open a week-long series of events, culminating with the official Synod, a gathering of 400 delegates from Friday to Sunday, 8-10 April.

2016.04.03.

Limerick bishop hits out at thieves over church thefts

Almost €1,000 stolen in two robberies including money donated to support church activities in the Holy Land.

2016.04.01.
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