“If we expect our young people to behave responsibly and safely, then we have to begin by behaving responsibly ourselves.”
“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.”
“The family is the privileged place of encounter and growth – parents are the first teachers, the home is the first school of humanity.”
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.
“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.”
Appointment is a way of saying the Diocese of Elphin believes in the future of the priesthood. “We hope that, in the coming years, we will be able to send seminarians both to the Irish College and to Maynooth” – Bishop Kevin Doran.
Organised by the Society of Missionary Children, this year's event takes place on 14 October at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Sligo.
New role will see lay people commissioned as leaders of faith-based education programmes in partnership with priests and parish communities.
Pope Francis to visit the Greek island of Lesbos next week as a gesture of solidarity with migrants.
Ahead of IEC2016, Bishop Kevin Doran pays tribute to Filipino faithful “who are not afraid to acknowledge themselves as Christian".
Bishops of Elphin and Ossory welcome Minister of Education and Skills’ new capital investment programme for schools 2016 to 2021.
Political parties which have advocated policies and introduced legislation undermining marriage and the right to life of the unborn unwelcome at church gates.
“It is not reasonable that the [asylum] process should go on for years” Bishop Doran admonishes Government.
Bishop-elect Kevin Doran pays tribute to Bishop Jones' 20 years at the helm.
Christians are not called to be simply consumers of religion but ‘washers of feet’.