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Bishop Kevin Doran

Archbishop prays for New Zealand and Islamic community

“We are all of God’s same race. Hatred and intolerance that in any way undermine that fundamental unity of human kind are an attack on the God who created us as a single human family.”

2019.03.17.

Prayers for victims of New Zealand mosque massacre

“May the merciful God gather to himself all who have died while at their Friday prayers and console those who have been hurt. I ask that they be remembered in our churches this weekend.”

2019.03.16.

Conscience provisions undermined by recent medical ads, bishops say

“This totally undermines the whole concept of freedom of conscience which was guaranteed in the recent legislation.”

2019.03.15.

Bishops say refugees must be accommodated, but locals should be consulted

“The well-being of local communities and of refugees alike requires that the provision of facilities for those who have lost everything must be carefully planned.”

2019.02.17.

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.

Churches come together to resist abortion legislation

“I’m not sure whether the government are saying that there is no place for Christians within medicine and if that is the case I don’t think that’s a very positive direction for Ireland to take,” says Pentecostal pastor.

2018.12.28.

Homeless crisis is not abating bishops warn

New pastoral letter on the housing and homelessness crisis, ‘A Room at the Inn?’, calls on Irish society to commit itself to work towards the provision of warm, decent, affordable and secure homes for all.

2018.10.02.

Bishop laments damage pornography does to the young

Good quality Catholic-inspired programme for Relationships and Sexuality Education sought by Bishops Nulty and Doran.

2018.08.07.

Dublin conference marks 50 years of Humanae Vitae

“We never question Humanae Vitae because it has such wonderful fruits,” says one of founding members of Community of Nazareth, Brendan Lynch.

2018.08.03.

Bishop and priest clash over whether Catholic Yes vote is a sin

According to RTE’s referendum exit poll, almost 9 out of 10 No voters were Catholics while 7 out of 10 Yes voters were also Catholics.

2018.05.29.

Church leaders react to referendum outcome

"As Church we will continue to explore effective ways to support women and their unborn children, families in difficulty and women who have had an abortion” - Bishop Kevin Doran.

2018.05.27.

Care for environment a focus at Elphin diocesan picnic

Bishop Kevin Doran extends special invitation to families of "other religious traditions and of none". At Chrism Mass he stresses encouragement, healing and responsibility of diocesan family.

2018.03.30.

Taking away right to life from the unborn is a “shocking” step – bishops

Repealing Article 40.3.3 will leave unborn children “at the mercy of whatever permissive abortion laws might be introduced in Ireland in the future”.

2018.03.07.

Destroying the life of the unborn is crossing a final frontier, says Bishop Kevin Doran

If we concede ground on abortion, the very same arguments will be used to justify ending the lives of frail elderly people and people with significant disability. This is the final frontier.

2018.01.28.

Christmas messages focus on homeless crisis and direct provision

“Christmas asks of us that we turn from singing carols to raising our voices to ensure the voices of the vulnerable are heard and their needs recognised” - Archbishop Michael Jackson.

2017.12.19.

Abortion is a disability rights issue, Bishop Doran tells Athlone conference

If the inclusion of people with disability is a characteristic of a civilised society, why would we accept discrimination against unborn people with disability?

2017.10.22.

Nigerian missionaries commended for their work in Ireland

"We are here because you first came to us. We are the fruit of your labour. Today, many Churches in Nigeria are named after St Patrick. St Patrick is the second patron of Nigeria after Our Lady.”

2017.07.04.

Bishop Doran pays tribute to Boys Town founder’s courage

“I do not believe that a child can be reformed by lock and key and bars, or that fear can ever develop a child’s character.”

2017.06.17.

Servant Sisters open new base in Ireland

New community in Roscommon will honour Sr Clare Crockett, who died in earthquake last year in Ecuador.

2017.05.13.

Courage of unarmed Gardaí praised by Bishop of Elphin

“Being unarmed does seem to suggest that, as a matter of policy, Gardaí will seek to respond to crime in a non-violent way. By doing this, they contribute to reducing the level of violence, rather than escalating it.”

2017.01.03.

Government urged to play role in finding peace for Syria

Syrian peace delegation visits Ireland as UN says it is “extremely concerned” about the estimated 275,000 civilians trapped in “horrific conditions” in Aleppo.

2016.11.30.

Bishop Doran to lead National Day of Prayer for Children

Organised by the Society of Missionary Children, this year's event takes place on 14 October at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Sligo.

2016.09.30.

Bishop calls for serious review of marriage preparation

Dr Kevin Doran hits out at banks for pushing families into homelessness and contributing to the pressure on marriages.

2016.08.22.

Citizens’ convention is a smokescreen: Bishop Doran

"Any government which seeks to legalise the taking of innocent human life betrays its sacred trust and is guilty of a crime against humanity.”

2016.07.22.

Knock Finalises Programme for National Novena

Daily ceremonies of popular novena to be streamed on shrine internet site and on Radio Maria.

2016.07.12.

Bishop Doran announces new ministry for lay people

New role will see lay people commissioned as leaders of faith-based education programmes in partnership with priests and parish communities.

2016.05.27.

Bishop of Elphin critical of beliefs around Limbo

“Looking back on it now, such an idea doesn’t take into account the mercy of God who created these children in his own image.”

2016.05.23.

Over 100 climb Reek for Tuam DYC pilgrimage

Near perfect conditions as Papal Cross group from Elphin led by Bishop Kevin Doran joins up with Tuam DYC in climbing Ireland's holiest mountain.

2016.05.16.

Guild of Catholic of nurses & doctors visits Knock

Catholic doctors and nurses, who know the truth, must help people recognise that babies with life limiting conditions are patients in need of care.

2016.05.15.

‘Her death is a huge cross for her family’: Bishop

Sr Clare's "life and death have posed questions for many of her contemporaries – what is worthwhile doing in life, what makes a beautiful person, who we want as our idols?”

2016.05.03.
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