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Bishop Brendan Leahy

We must not “close down in fear”: Bishop Leahy

The instinct would, understandably, be to pull back and close in on ourselves but that would give in to those behind such attacks, who want separation, mistrust and fear.

2016.03.24.

Family is active agent of mission: Bishop Leahy

'Art of accompaniment' of families must not be "outsourced" to a few volunteers in a marriage agency.

2016.03.19.

1916 Rising leaders knew the limits of the Church

“They had courage in abundance to follow their patriotic convictions. But they also drew courage from their faith to know how to live life and face death” - Bishop Leahy.

2016.03.18.

New vice rector announced for Irish College in Rome

“He will be a great loss to the Diocese of Limerick but he will play a huge role in the formation of many future priests”: Bishop Leahy.

2016.03.16.

Faith of executed Rising leaders profiled in new book

Friary was chosen as venue for the launch due to the Capuchins’ central role in 1916 and in ministering to the leaders before their execution.

2016.03.10.

Dioceses to set up teams to plan for WMF2018

Bishops begin preparations for the 9th World Meeting of Families which will take place primarily in Dublin but also throughout Ireland.

2016.03.10.

Bishop attends CBS Limerick bicentenary Mass

Around 40% of pupils today are Muslim and there are up to three dozen nationalities at the school.

2016.02.10.

Bishop of Limerick launches new book on mercy

'The Message of Mercy' urges readers to question their understanding of mercy towards themselves & others and foster a deeper relationship with God.

2016.01.24.

Bishops from sixteen Churches explore unity

40 churchmen pray for safe release of Orthodox Bishop of Aleppo, Mar Gregorios Yohanna Ibrahim, kidnapped in 2013 and the release of Metropolitan Boulos.

2015.12.12.

Bishop Leahy makes preparations for Synod 2016

‘Limerick: What is our Mission?’ will bring together people from the world of business, the arts, sport, politics, the heads of third level colleges and city councillors.

2015.10.12.

Priestly celibacy is not just ‘part of the package’

The vocation to priesthood and celibacy have been conjoined in the Catholic Church "for a very long time and for good reasons" - Bishop Brendan Leahy.

2015.10.08.

Limerick would welcome Pope Francis – Bishop Leahy

Bishop recalls how “the Pope’s eyes lit up” in 2013 when he told him he was from Limerick during a meeting at the Vatican.

2015.10.05.

Bishop Leahy welcomes WMF2018 announcement

New catholic preschool & primary school religious education curriculum launched as well as religious education programme 'Grow in Love'.

2015.09.29.

Grandparents can play a key role in catechesis

Bishop Brendan Leahy urges grandparents to help their grandchildren in the faith at 2015 Catholic Grandparents Pilgrimage in Knock.

2015.09.15.

Govts urged to agree coordinated refugee action plan

“All of us can play our part in making such a plan work on the ground here in Ireland" - Archbishop Eamon Martin.

2015.09.09.

Bishop tells LC students to weigh up results advice

Disappointed students should tell themselves that these results are not at all what matter most in life.

2015.08.13.

Great signs of hope for inter-religious dialogue

Strong Irish presence and involvement at first jointly hosted Focolare summer gathering at Hope University in Liverpool.

2015.08.04.

Irish bishop and leader of Sikh community to address Liverpool conference

Large Irish contingent travel to joint Ireland / UK hosted summer gathering of Focolare in Liverpool. "Here we are almost at the 100th anniversary of 1916, signing up with England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales in a moment of unity, of reconciliation, of prayer.  It is a poignant moment," remarks Bishop Brendan Leahy.

2015.07.27.

Faithful will step up to the mark in parishes as vocations fall

Bishop of Limerick sees vocations challenge being transformed into opportunity, but urges people who feel inklings of call, to "be generous". "We need you."

2015.07.24.

Bishop Leahy prays for Berkeley six in Lourdes

“I hope and pray that those who have been so suddenly bereaved have felt something of God’s gentle touch in the support, sympathy and solidarity of a nation."

2015.06.24.

Religious orders’ contribution to Limerick honoured

“It was very moving to hear the councilors speak from the heart of their own personal stories of indebtedness to orders and congregations” - Bishop Brendan Leahy.

2015.06.18.

Three bishops address marriage referendum

“A society that identifies the two parties in marriage as spouse I and spouse II has lost sight of a deep truth of human nature" - Archbishop Neary.

2015.05.10.

1916 centenary offers chance to rediscover values

Easter proclamation “would hardly have meant that in respecting differing lifestyles we prioritise adults over children” - Bishop Leahy.

2015.04.08.

“We must be open to the new ways God wants for us”

Synod is “a spiritual experience of journeying together to renew and deepen our own commitment to our faith" Bishop Leahy explains.

2015.02.09.

Diocese of Limerick celebrates Synod Sunday

"Without allowing the concerns and realities of the poor to seep into its veins and consciousness, Church attempts at renewal are but organisational changes."

2015.02.08.

Postpone confirmation until 16 urges Bishop Leahy

Confirmation often appears like a “pre-fabricated cultural package of Irish heritage we are born into" to be discarded later in life as part of our throwaway culture.

2015.01.22.

St Munchin’s reopens after €8m revamp

Bishop Brendan Leahy pays tribute to Limerick school's contribution since 1796.

2015.01.11.

Church has stumbled but hasn’t fallen: Bishop Leahy

“The Church is in need of repair” and will only be regenerated if it is more inclusive and if clergy and laity work together.

2014.12.08.

Limerick synod could herald new age of hope

Delegates who attended Saturday’s gathering will remain on the synod journey right up to 2016.

2014.11.19.

Family needs rediscovery as agent of evangelisation

Bishop of Limerick reminds conference on marriage and the family that “people need to be accepted in the concrete circumstances of life."

2014.11.17.
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