Bishop-elect Kevin Doran said: ‘I must confess to being a little surprised to find myself here this morning’. Photograph: Eric Luke

A Dublin priest has been appointed Bishop of Elphin in the midlands and west of Ireland. Kevin Doran, 61, was named by Pope Francis to succeed retired(...)

Sarah Miles and Christopher Jones in ‘Ryan’s Daughter’

Christopher Jones, an actor who seemed poised for stardom before abruptly abandoning his movie career in the late 1960s, died on January 31st in Los A(...)

The Christian vision of marriage can become a catalyst for renewal of good neighbourliness and support in local communities.

Few institutions have been subject to such pressures and change in recent years as the family based on marriage. From the emotional and practical turm(...)

Bishop Christopher Jones and Fr Timothy Bartlett representing the Catholic Church at the  Oireachtas Committee on Health and Children last January. Bishop Jones described the 1992 Supreme Court judgment on the X case as “morally unacceptable”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

So the Catholic bishops have spoken on the heads of the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill 2013, published by the Government last week. S(...)