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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.

Go out and vote next Friday. Abstention is not an option.

Voting No is an expression of real compassion, both for women and for their unborn babies.

2018.05.21.

Elphin mourns beloved Bishop Christy

Bishop Christopher Jones of Elphin worked tirelessly in the service of God and of the people of God in his diocese and further afield.

2018.05.20.

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.

New Catholic secondary for Athlone and Roscommon

Coláiste Chiaráin is a symbol of the reality that Church and State work in the same space and serve the same people, says Bishop Doran

2017.11.26.

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.

Irish bishop pays tribute to Filipino contribution

"I want to thank you for the contribution so many Filipino people to our parish communities and in the care of the sick and the elderly."

2016.01.28.

Prayers said for victims of Carrickmines tragedy

“The extended family, the Traveller community, which is very close-knit, and the wider community is feeling the enormity of this and the pain of it.”

2015.10.11.

Bishop Doran seeks Dáil recall over refugee crisis

Parish communities asked to consider whether there are vacant properties - houses, granny-flats or spare-rooms which might accommodate refugees.

2015.09.07.

Bishop Doran pays tribute to poetry of WB Yeats

“True art has a close affinity with the world of faith ... art remains a kind of bridge to religious experience”.

2015.07.30.

Bishops offer condolences to Sousse tragedy families

Larry & Martina Hayes and Lorna Carty were “among those whose lives were stolen from them in a mindless act of violence" - Bishop Doran.

2015.06.29.

Yes vote was show of solidarity towards gays: Bishop

Iona Institute chairman calls on Irish Church “to start teaching its teachings”.

2015.05.25.

Bishop slates employers over zero-hour contracts

Practice involves workers who have to be available on a full-time basis but with a guarantee of no more than 25% actual employment and income.

2015.05.05.

Bishop Doran launches pastoral letter on education

"Schools have to look to the education of the whole person, without ignoring the essential needs of the economy."

2014.11.20.
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