Jun 4, 2013

Bishop Brendán Leahy

This page contains recent talks, interviews or homilies from our Bishop Brendán Leahy. You might also to check the photo gallery HERE or press releases section HERE for further information.

Diocesan Office contact details are available HERE


Bishop Leahy has spoken widely on the theme of 'Choose Life 2013' and 'A time for life 2013'. Interviews, links and homilies are available HERE


Co-responsibility:  Speaking at a lecture for priests at the Enniscorthy Eucharistic Gathering in Co. Wexford on Saturday 1st June; Bishop Leahy said it was time for “a change in pastoral mentality” and for priests to “see others as co-responsible - to see others not simply as the object of our ministry but as the subjects together with us of evangelisation and pastoral development”  Read more in this weeks Irish Catholic HERE


Bishop Leahy gave the opening address at the recent McAuley Conference.  The Conference entitled What is Distinctive about Catholic Learning? was hosted by the Department of Theology and Religious Studies, Mary Immaculate College.  Click HERE to read Bishop Leahy's opening address.


Bishop Leahy has responded to many requests from media for interviews.


The Irish Catholic newspaper ran a great seven page spread to celebrate Bishops Leahys ordination.

- "Its not enough just to believe, we have to love" is HERE

- "A new beginning for Limerick" is HERE

- "We thank God for Bishop Leahy" is HERE


Local papers like the Limerick Leader and Post featured several articles over the past few weeks too. See the news item on Bishop Leahys ordination for links.


Here are two radio interviews that  you might like to listen to:

- Limericks local religious program: SacredSpace102fm - you can hear the interview HERE

- RTE: The John Murray Show, Mon 20th May 2013. Miriam O'Callaghan interviews Bishop Brendán HERE


SS102fm welcomed Bishop Brendán Leahy to their May 12th program. Regular readers of the programs blog will know that SS102fm offered a lot of coverage of his election/selection and his ordination and installation which can be viewed HERE and HERE.

"It was a great pleasure to have Bishop Brendán on the programme to explore with him is own vocation journey which has brought him to the banks of the Shannon and his hopes and aspirations for the diocese as he takes the helm. He reflects on what it means for people who may be hanging on to their faith by their finger tips with the word of hope that faith is sometimes like that and to keep clinging on in faith and love. And that together as people of faith we can be pro-active in building up the church in the diocese."