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Lay ministry review gives cause for optimism that "something new is emerging" July 08, 2024 Read More
Bishop Leahy sends best wishes for Mayor from Lourdes June 21, 2024 Read More
We need to be careful how we see, judge and act regarding immigrants May 19, 2024 Read More
Joint Easter Message by Bishops Brendan Leahy, Catholic Bishop of Limerick, and Michael Burrows, Church of Ireland Bishop of the Diocese of Tuam, Limerick and Killaloe March 26, 2024 Read More
Easter, the great message of hope for us all March 25, 2024 Read More
Ireland cannot become inhospitable – Bishop Leahy's St. Patrick's Day message March 17, 2024 Read More
Bishop Leahy's Lenten message - giving can happen through many means and not just financial February 12, 2024 Read More
Bishop Leahy says Church challenges are considerable but must be viewed as opportunity to build anew November 15, 2023 Read More
Future of Church and Limerick Diocese Overview November 04, 2023 Read More
Limerick 'team' lands in Lisbon for World Youth Day, joining one million pilgrims at special celebration August 01, 2023 Read More
Bishop Leahy wishes students well on leaving cert exams June 07, 2023 Read More
Important step in journey towards greater lay involvement in Church this Wednesday April 03, 2023 Read More
Prayer never more important in world of crisis today February 19, 2023 Read More
Learning about the future from Pope Benedict and Sts. Ita and Brigid – Bishop at celebration of Limerick patron saint's feast day January 15, 2023 Read More
Christmas of peace and hope can be timely antidote to 'permacrisis' – Bishop Leahy's Advent letter December 18, 2022 Read More
'Of Limerick Saints and Seekers' encourages, surprises and sometimes shocks across the stories of over 50 personalities December 01, 2022 Read More
Lay leadership in Church to deepen as reduction in clergy numbers takes hold – Bishop Leahy July 12, 2022 Read More
Church needs to listen to all opinions in build up to Universal Synod – Bishop Leahy June 05, 2022 Read More
Bishop Leahy's Easter hope for young people – have courage in the storm April 12, 2022 Read More
Irish people echoing the spirt of encounter, care and compassion handed down by St. Patrick March 17, 2022 Read More
A European dream shattered is a time of action for all of us – Bishop Leahy March 06, 2022 Read More
Bishop Leahy commends St. John's staff for "consoling closeness" to patients at hour of need February 13, 2022 Read More
Bishop Leahy congrats Rt Revd Bishop Burrows on election January 17, 2022 Read More
Ashling Murphy's death must be a turning point – Bishop Brendan Leahy January 15, 2022 Read More
First ever universal Synod reflects the critical crossroads the Church is at October 17, 2021 Read More
Change taking shape as greater lay involvement in the Church emerges September 21, 2021 Read More
Limerick's success is an inspiration that goes way beyond sport - Bishop Leahy August 23, 2021 Read More
The Afghan crisis and migrants - Bishop Leahy asks if parishes can do more August 22, 2021 Read More
Des O'Malley a man of courage and decency July 21, 2021 Read More
First Holy Communion and Confirmation ceremonies postponed following Taosieach advice – Bishop Leahy June 30, 2021 Read More
Bishop Leahy's well wishes to Church of Ireland Bishop Kenneth Kearon on his retirement June 18, 2021 Read More
COVID shows we care about life so let's recognise that all life matters – Bishop Leahy May 23, 2021 Read More
Radical change of mindset needed to balance leadership within Church and recognise role of women – report finds May 09, 2021 Read More
Reason to be satisfied by resumption of ceremonies but 'COVID complacency' the enemy – Bishop Leahy May 02, 2021 Read More
First Holy Communions and Confirmations to begin from July 1st onwards – Bishop Leahy April 19, 2021 Read More
Easter message of hope is perfect timing this year – Bishop Leahy March 28, 2021 Read More
Mothers selflessly carrying so much of pandemic burden – Bishop Leahy's Mother's Day tribute March 14, 2021 Read More
Lent 2021: A Time To Dream, Discern and Donate February 17, 2021 Read More
Lent is a time to dream about post-COVID world – Bishop Leahy February 14, 2021 Read More
Frozen hearts in Church, Society and State at heart of Mother and Baby Homes failure January 17, 2021 Read More
COVID-19 fear may be gripping many again, but we must not be paralysed by it – Bishop Leahy January 10, 2021 Read More
31 December 2020 - Let's bring some COVID experiences into the future – Bishop Leahy December 31, 2020 Read More
John Kiely and his players exemplars both on and off the field – Bishop Brendan Leahy December 13, 2020 Read More
Mixed feeling as restrictions lift, with many being ground down by mental health issues from pandemic – Bishop Leahy November 29, 2020 Read More
Diocese confirms Lourdes Pilgrimage 2021 will not go ahead but 'Lourdes Family' will be connected online November 24, 2020 Read More
Bishop urges 'no slacking off' and yes to 'diligence' over next 10 days November 22, 2020 Read More
COVID-19 has created poverty in new guises – Bishop Leahy states on World Day of Poor November 15, 2020 Read More
Need to keep up our guard at informal moments – Bishop Leahy September 20, 2020 Read More
Bishop Leahy urges patience and support as schools reopen August 25, 2020 Read More
Italian Opera star's treat for Irish hospital's COVID frontline heroes June 30, 2020 Read More
Return to Mass will be great but challenging – Bishop Leahy June 28, 2020 Read More
Garda Colm Horkan's death a reminder of the bravery of gardai – Bishop Leahy June 21, 2020 Read More
Lourdes goes online as Limerick Diocese 2020 pilgrimage gets virtual treatment this week June 16, 2020 Read More
Importance of family underlined by COVID-19 experience – Bishop Leahy June 14, 2020 Read More
Bishop Leahy says work now begins to prepare for return to public Mass June 09, 2020 Read More
Racism must be overcome – Bishop Leahy June 07, 2020 Read More
Bishop Leahy says Confirmations will take place late summer and outlines registration system for the sacrament and First Holy Communion May 31, 2020 Read More
Confirmation 'Service of Light' to get online treatment this Sunday across Limerick Diocese May 26, 2020 Read More
Bishop Leahy empathises with Leaving Cert students as they lose their 'rite of passage' moment May 17, 2020 Read More
Special cross-religious moment of prayer and reflection brings different faiths together May 14, 2020 Read More
14 May 2020 - Special cross-religious moment of prayer and reflection brings different faiths together May 14, 2020 Read More
Coronavirus has taken so much from us but we've also taken things back – Bishop Leahy May 10, 2020 Read More
Great reflection underway can change our lives for the better – Bishop Leahy May 03, 2020 Read More
Rosary call as Bishop Leahy reminds people of great May tradition April 30, 2020 Read More
We must think of 'common good', stick the course with restrictions and ask for help if under duress April 26, 2020 Read More
Despite the considerable restrictions, Church is very much alive April 19, 2020 Read More
Conversation must be had about our new emerging world - Bishop Brendan Leahy April 12, 2020 Read More
Easter Sunday Statement - St. John's Cathedral April 12, 2020 Read More
Church lights to remain on and bells to ring as Easter vigil brings hope and light to all in these dark times April 08, 2020 Read More
Sunday 29 March 2020 - Statement March 29, 2020 Read More
Statement after Mass in St. John's Cathedral March 22, 2020 Read More
Statement after Mass in St. John's Cathedral March 15, 2020 Read More
Bishop Leahy urges solidarity and creativity in meeting Coronavirus challenge head on as Mass is cancelled for next three weeks March 13, 2020 Read More
Statement, Palm Sunday, St. John's Cathedral March 05, 2020 Read More
24 February 2020 - Bishop asks people to 'live lent' this year by putting caring for the environment at the centre of our thoughts, prayers and actions February 24, 2020 Read More
Bishop asks people to 'live lent' this year by putting caring for the environment at the centre of our thoughts, prayers and actions February 24, 2020 Read More
24 June 2021 - Bishop Leahy statement regarding HSE recommendations on First Holy Communion and Confirmation ceremonies   Read More
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