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Bishop Kevin Doran

Bishop Doran warns of “disturbing signs of racial prejudice”

In his article “Rejecting Racism: Welcome, Protect, Promote and Integrate”, Bishop Doran asks why this is happening in Ireland, “considering our strong missionary tradition” and support for Trócaire, Concern and Goal.

2019.08.21.

Bishop believes Church in Ireland is “heading towards growth”

Over 800 young people attended this year’s Youth2000 Summer Festival and the atmosphere at it was, according to Bishop Phonsie Cullinan, one of “wall-to-wall joy”.

2019.08.20.

Bishop Doran pays tribute to Knock’s visionaries

The witnesses “were ordinary people who lived in a very ordinary little village” and included “men, women and children ranging in age from four-year-old John Curry (who spoke no Irish) to Bridget Trench in her seventies (who spoke no English).”

2019.08.19.

Bishop Doran concerned by underage drinking

“If we expect our young people to behave responsibly and safely, then we have to begin by behaving responsibly ourselves.”

2019.08.13.

Pope Francis blesses new statue of Our Lady of Knock

The new processional statue will be formally unveiled later this month as part of events to mark the 140th anniversary of the Knock apparitions in 1879.

2019.08.11.

Pope Francis appoints Fr Michael Duignan as Bishop of Clonfert

“As one of the youngest priests in the Diocese of Elphin, he has made an enormous contribution to the mission of the diocese, particularly in the area of education.”

2019.07.16.

Host of high profile speakers lined up for National Novena in Knock

Wednesday, 21st August marks the 140th anniversary of the apparition in 1879, and a special day of celebration is planned to mark the occasion.

2019.07.12.

Bishop Doran pays tribute to St Joseph’s Young Priests Society

“This is an essential part of the mission of the priest; to break for the people the bread of God’s Word as well as the bread of the Eucharist.”

2019.06.24.

Parish needs to become school for missionary disciples

Transformed parish training day can help “kickstart” parish renewal for our country in which “pressure is increasing to sideline the Christian church”.

2019.05.25.

Bishop Leahy regrets lack of discussion on the divorce referendum

It is important from a Christian faith perspective to vote but it would be a shame to just tick a box without first considering the social context and challenges that marriages face today.

2019.05.21.

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.
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