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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.

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.

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.

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.

Fatima statue visit is an opportunity to pray for peace and healing

“We are reminded of the value of peace by the passing of Martin McGuinness, who threw away weapons of war for an embrace of peace and how we have all prospered as a result.”

2017.03.22.

Shortage of priests could lead to fortnightly Masses in Limerick

The role of lay people will be of the utmost importance going forward in the Church – Bishop Brendan Leahy.

2016.11.05.

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 describes as “moving and inspirational” Facebook campaign by Anthony Foley’s son

Tony Foley asks people to attend Mass every Sunday for eight Sundays and, while there, to pray for those who have died.

2016.10.29.

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.

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.

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.

“We are looking at how we reimagine the Church”

Limerick diocesan visit to Paris looked at how parishes there have dealt with the vocations decline and changing arrangements in the past decades.

2016.02.03.

Bishop Leahy pays tribute to Minister’s brother

Fr Jim Noonan was an Irish missionary priest with the Kiltegan Fathers and served in Nigeria for 47 years.

2016.01.20.

We must re-read our history & heal our memories

Bishop Leahy pays tribute to DUP leader Arlene Foster as an example of how we can deal with the past.

2016.01.02.

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.

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.

New head chaplain appointed to Defence Forces

Former chaplain at Sarsfield Barracks has served on overseas missions in Kosovo, Chad and the Lebanon.

2015.09.28.

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.

Bishop Leahy draws lessons from Referendum result

"We haven’t perhaps communicated sufficiently the art of critical discernment in the light of the Gospel and faith," says bishop of Limerick.

2015.05.30.

Limerick teenagers impress Synod consultation

Bishop Leahy issues open invitation to young people and all others to participate in the renewal of the Church locally through the Limerick Diocesan Synod.

2015.03.31.

Tackle myth that religions lead to global conflicts

Bishop of Limerick tells Three Faiths Forum that religion has "a very valuable role to play in the transformation of conflict".

2015.03.19.

First Irish shrine to ‘Our Lady Un-doer of Knots’

Papal Nuncio, Archbishop Charles Brown, to concelebrate Mass in Corpus Christi Church in Moyross with Bishop Brendan Leahy.

2014.11.13.

Bishop expresses concern for freedom of conscience

Bishop Leahy warns against “emptying religious freedom of any meaningful content” in the name of “tolerance or equality”.

2014.06.18.

“Alcohol is our national wound” Limerick bishop warns

Many families’ lives devastated by abuse of alcohol.

2014.03.18.

Welcome Holy Family Troika urges Bishop Leahy

"We easily forget how deeply the narrative of Jesus, Mary and Joseph has shaped Ireland and Europe."

2013.12.25.

Nuncio urges students to become “ambassadors for Christ”

TY faith ‘gathering’ in Knock a great success.

2013.10.06.

Bishop of Limerick seeks to open up dialogue with youth

Catholics need to establish a connection between faith and life.

2013.09.01.

New book honours notable Irish priest and philosopher

Collection of essays is co-edited by Bishop of Limerick, Dr Brendan Leahy.

2013.08.15.
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