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New start for Belfast church

Fortwilliam and Macrory Presbyterian church is to have a new lease of life as a place of Christian worship with a regular Catholic Latin Mass.

2019.10.16.

Bishop Leahy to Legion of Mary pilgrims: Teach young people to say “no”.

“Our priorities are too easily blind towards the crisis that exists in far too many places in our society.”

2019.09.30.

Lifejackets for pilgrims to Canons’ Island in Shannon Estuary

“The weather was good and the water was calm. It was a lovely place to be.”

2019.07.15.

Charity shops should promote values and ethos, SVP retail conference hears

“People should come to Vincent’s shops because they want to, not because they have to.”

2019.06.16.

The “Munster final of religion” kicks off in Limerick

“During the Novena, we are not just praying for ourselves, but for the entire community,”

2019.06.15.

Justice system benefits from the presence of Christians on juries

“We owe cooperation to our justice system and there exists a distinct, defensible duty to obey the law.”

2019.05.04.

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.

Church supports bid to cut knife crime at Standing Together rally in London on Saturday

It is imperative for all to stand together with other Christians to speak against youth violence, support victims and help to find solutions to rebuild trust on our streets, in our parks, neighbourhoods and communities, says Cardinal Nichols.

2019.04.02.

Archbishop outlines major challenges for the Irish Church

In Limerick address, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin questions the lack of progress in developing a new covenant between Church and State and also calls for “a radical new look at the formation of future priests”.

2019.03.20.

Tribute to Emma Mhic Mhathúna at Maynooth graduation

Archbishop Martin describes 37-year-old mother of five as a “woman of deep faith” who made "a deep impression right across the country”.

2018.11.11.

Children’s Grief Centre wins National Lottery Good Causes Award

“Children often find it difficult to express their feelings through language so by providing them with clay and paint, sand and crayons, we allow them to choose their own form of expression” – Sr Helen Culhane of the Children’s Grief Centre.

2018.11.07.

Peter McVerry Trust welcomes Housing First programme

“Working to address your issues from a stable home with the help of a highly skilled, professional multi-disciplinary team is much more successful than trying to do so from a congregated setting like emergency homeless accommodation or living rough on the streets.”

2018.09.27.

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.

It’s time for lay leadership in Limerick, says Bishop Leahy

The declining numbers of available clergy and religious lend a sense of urgency to this development.

2018.02.05.

Bishop of Limerick speaks of the death of Dolores O’Riordan

She was a true child of Limerick; talented, honest, full of soul and courageous.  She never lost sight of who she was and where she was from

2018.01.18.

Without Jesus there is no Christmas, Pope tells pilgrims

Gives voice to international project which aims to put Christ back in the centre of Christmas.

2017.12.29.

Homeless crisis worsens

Focus Ireland warned that these two new sets of figures clearly show that the homeless crisis is continuing to deepen with less than five weeks to Christmas.

2017.11.23.

American sisters find warm welcome in Limerick

There are trends to secularisation all over the western world and Ireland is no different. It’s a serious challenge and problem in society but we need to be able to answer the call to meet that challenge head on.

2017.09.29.

Ireland’s oldest Mercy nun dies aged 104

Sr Eileen attributed her long life to always trying to be healthy.

2017.09.15.

Legacy of Limerick bishop to be celebrated at special conference

On 13th October 2017, Limerick Diocesan Archives and the Department of History, Mary Immaculate College, will host a one-day conference to assess the legacy of Bishop Edward Thomas O’Dwyer of Limerick, on the centenary of his death.

2017.08.12.

University College Cork honours Siamsa founder Fr Pat Ahern

Fr Ahern embodies the spirit of the expression ‘lán de cheol’/‘full of music’ literally and metaphorically, says Professor Pádraig Ó Macháin, UCC.

2017.07.30.

“There is still a yearning for family” – Cardinal Schönborn

Pope's close advisor tells ‘Let’s Talk Family: Let’s Be Family’ conference in Limerick that “Family is and will remain forever the basis of every society."

2017.07.15.

Schönborn: Church must listen to couples in a way it hasn’t before

“Having Cardinal Schönborn present [at Limerick conference] will be an opportunity to get the deepest insight yet in Ireland into the Pope’s new and more merciful direction on the family” – Jessie Rogers.

2017.07.12.

Cardinal Schönborn to address family conference in Limerick

There has been controversy about Amoris Laetitia. Some hardliners argue it has gone too far. Others say it hasn’t gone far enough. Some say it is ambiguous – Fr Éamonn Fitzgibbon, MIC.

2017.06.25.

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.

Respond! honours Limerick design students

This is an excellent example of real collaboration to the benefit of the local community – Paul Hargaden, Regional Manager for Respond Housing.

2017.05.21.

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.

Limerick celebrities join local singer in encouraging papal visit

Emily Clarke, who has fronted showbands since she was a teenager, sent the Pope a CD along with a lengthy letter promoting Limerick and inviting him to visit.

2017.04.15.

Philomena Lee to appear at Limerick literary event

Philomena’s search for her son Anthony, who was born in a mother and baby home in 1951, has touched millions of people in Ireland and around the world, both through the film and the book on which it was based.

2017.03.26.

Mary Immaculate College launches new scholarship scheme

Scholarships valued at €2,000 each will be offered on the basis of results obtained in the Leaving Certificate Examinations.

2017.02.18.
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