Bishop impressed by teenagers’ contribution to Limerick synod

first_imgBishop Brendan Leahy encouraged by youth involvement in the Church.BISHOP Brendan Leahy has said that he has been struck by the impressive level of genuine response shown by teenagers in recent consultation with them in relation to the Limerick Diocesan synod.In his Easter Message, Bishop Leahy said that he was greatly encouraged by the feedback offered by young people on how they see the Church of the future. He also issued an open invitation to them and all others to participate in the renewal of the Church locally through the Limerick Diocesan Synod.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up He said that thousands of young people from across the diocese will put forward their opinions over the coming months with regard to the issues they would like to see addressed at the Synod, which takes place in April of next year.“Easter is the ultimate season of new beginnings and our Synod process is itself a path of discovery to a new beginning. It’s about trying to determine what type of diocese we want in the years ahead and it has been especially heartening for me to speak about the Synod in recent weeks with groups of remarkable teenagers from around the Diocese.“It has convinced me even more that the ‘young Church’ in our Diocese will offer a vital contribution to our Synod. Young people care about the Church and that’s the message coming across. Our task now is to harness those opinions and put them into the mix with all others so that we have a very clear pathway forward”, he said. Linkedin Advertisement Print WhatsApp Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended First Irish death from Coronavirus Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Shannondoc operating but only by appointment TAGSfeaturedfull-image center_img Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHL RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsBreaking newsBishop impressed by teenagers’ contribution to Limerick synodBy Bernie English – April 5, 2015 659 Email Twitter Previous article10,000 take part in the big Limerick clean-upNext articleLetting agents tell Limerick tenants to register with Irish Water or pay €260 Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. No vaccines in Limerick yet Facebooklast_img read more


Father arrested after whipping son dozens of times with extension cord

first_imgColumbus Ohio Police(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — An Ohio man has been arrested after he was caught on surveillance footage whipping his 3-year-old son dozens of times with an extension cord and then leaving him alone in the car while he went shopping with the mother and his three other children. Robert Lee Slocum, 27, turned himself into Columbus Police from a church less than 24 hours after the authorities released video of him committing the brutal beating of his son, according to ABC’s affiliate station in Columbus, WSYX-TV.“He saw the video yesterday and decided that he wanted to turn himself in which he did this morning through a local church … the children are safe which is first and foremost,” said Detective Andre Edwards of the Columbus Police Special Victim’s Bureau in a press conference posted to Facebook.Edwards confirmed that local authorities had no prior history with Slocum and that the beating lasted for about a minute. “[Slocum] saw the video and admitted it was very disturbing … he did appear to be extremely remorseful,” Edwards continued.The surveillance video shows Slocum holding the squirming child outside of his car in the parking lot of a local grocery store and beating his son with a looped cord at least 35 times. Slocum has been charged with assault, domestic violence, and child endangering — all first degree misdemeanors — and is currently being held at the Franklin County Jail. While corporal punishment on children is legal in the state of Ohio, the authorities deemed that the disturbing video went beyond any reasonable punishment.“[Slocum used] some type of a cord and it looks like it’s to bare skin … The force that was used, it’s almost unacceptable. I don’t know what the kid could have done. It’s excessive,” Edwards said in a previous press conference also released on Facebook. Authorities, however, are grateful for the speed with which the public reacted to the online video as they searched for Slocum. “The fact that so many people called in so rapidly, it was incredible,” said Edwards. “I couldn’t have asked for a quicker response.” Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more