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Bishop Leo O’Reilly

Ireland’s newest bishop expresses hope for the Church’s future

“Now is the time for us, people and clergy together, to listen to the promptings of the Holy Spirit in order to shape a Church fit for purpose in the 21st  century.”

2019.07.22.

Tributes as Bishop MacDaid celebrates 50 years of priesthood

“Eucharist is at the heart of priesthood. When Eucharist is celebrated, God walks among his people."

2019.07.16.

Reform group says Irish lay Catholics should nominate new bishops

Episcopal vacancies are an opportunity for the Church in Ireland to lay new foundations, says We Are Church Ireland.

2019.01.13.

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.

“The sense of joy and exuberance at Festival of Families was unbelievable”

Bishop Leo O'Reilly of Kilmore responds to the papal visit and says he hopes that the Pope will introduce the necessary structures of accountability to ensure that child safeguarding will be an integral part of church life.

2018.08.29.

“The campaign to protect the lives of unborn children has only just begun”

Bishop Leo O'Reilly of Kilmore speaks to pilgrims in Knock about the outcome of the abortion referendum and pays tribute to “the army of people, young and old, who campaigned to retain the Eighth Amendment”.

2018.06.19.

Taking away right to life from the unborn is a “shocking” step – bishops

Repealing Article 40.3.3 will leave unborn children “at the mercy of whatever permissive abortion laws might be introduced in Ireland in the future”.

2018.03.07.

Cavan Novena will have a Family theme

An icon of the Holy Family, commissioned for WMOF2018, will be on display in Ss Patrick and Felim Cathedral

2017.09.18.

Nigerian missionaries commended for their work in Ireland

"We are here because you first came to us. We are the fruit of your labour. Today, many Churches in Nigeria are named after St Patrick. St Patrick is the second patron of Nigeria after Our Lady.”

2017.07.04.

Kilmore diocese launches out into the deep

Catechism is a “wonderful treasury of wisdom and spirituality” says bishop as he presents certificates to participants who have completed three-year course on catechism.

2017.06.22.

Bishop dismayed by ‘persecution’ of Church in Ireland

“People from abroad are often astonished at the level of antipathy to the Church displayed in our country.”

2017.06.07.

Is Ad Limina a Mr & Mrs Missed Opportunity?

The question of celibacy is already being discussed at the highest levels in the Vatican – Noel McCann, ACI.

2017.01.16.

Seeking to cope with a tragedy “beyond all understanding”

The funeral Mass for Alan and Clodagh Hawe and their three children, Liam (13), Niall (11) and Ryan (6) has taken place at St Mary’s Church, Castlerahan in Co Cavan.

2016.09.04.

Diocese of Kilmore appoints new youth director

“The Diocesan Assembly and the Listening Process identified ministry to young people as one of the four areas of pastoral action to be addressed.”

2016.04.02.

Nigerian priests set to begin ministry in Kilmore

Introduction of overseas missionaries aims to offset the decline and ageing profile of Kilmore's priests.

2015.08.04.

Yes vote may impact on ACCORD bishop warns

“I have serious concerns about the blunt refusal to give any real guarantees regarding freedom of religion in relation to the referendum."

2015.05.11.

Kilmore Pastoral Centre marks 10th anniversary

New website will support and promote the activities of the pastoral centre as well as other pastoral initiatives throughout the diocese of Kilmore.

2015.03.03.

Priest shortage tops concerns at Kilmore assembly

Results of feedback from 18-month listening survey in diocese's parishes highlights a range of concerns among young and old.

2014.10.29.

Papal blessing for Kilmore diocesan assembly

Assembly will offer broad directions for diocese which will be developed into a pastoral strategy for the next five years.

2014.10.25.

Plans for Kilnacrott Abbey taking shape

Fundraising campaign underway to raise money for renovation of Co Cavan abbey.

2014.03.23.

Keep Christ at the heart of Christmas Bishop urges

For too many Christmas is marked by “over indulgence, extravagance and selfishness.”

2013.12.22.
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