Bishop Doran

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Bishop of Elphin Kevin Doran has asked if we have lost sight of the fact that many of our own people have been and still are strangers and sojourners’ in foreign lands. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/ The Irish Times

A Catholic bishop has warned against “disturbing signs of racial prejudice” in Ireland and said the direct provision system “contributes to the deepen(...)

Catholic primate Archbishop Eamon Martin  said the World Meeting of Families was “the tale of two congresses: there’s what happened on the ground, and then there’s what happened in the media”

The simmering resentment of some Catholic clergy in Ireland over low attendance at events during the visit of Pope Francis to Ireland has finally brok(...)

 Coombe hospital: the bishops have no say in any maternity hospital in the State. None are run by the church. Photograph: Barry Cronin

Agitation over the Catholic bishops Code of Ethical Standards for Healthcare in recent weeks was greatly exaggerated. Relevant healthcare facilities (...)

Catholkic Bishop of Elphin  Kevin Doran said the ‘contraceptive mentality’ in society was linked to the ‘surprisingly high number’ of people in favour of same sex marriage. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The principles of Humanae Vitae, which banned artificial means of contraception, “have been ignored for too long” and need to be presented in a “fresh(...)

Bishop of Elphin Kevin Doran was a guest on Today with Sean O’Rourke.

That collective moan you may have heard reverberating across Ireland on Monday morning was from Ireland’s Catholic bishops. It was not delayed reactio(...)

Bishop Kevin Doran (left) said the notion that the church would insist on repentance was not new. Photograph: Alan Betson

Catholics who voted Yes in the referendum to repeal the Eighth Amendment should consider going to confession, the Bishop of Elphin Kevin Doran has sai(...)

Bishop Kevin Doran: has urged people to contact their politicians and “make clear to them that you want them to defend the right to life of the unborn”. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Proposals by the Oireachtas Committee on the Eighth Amendment would pave the way for euthanasia in Ireland, Catholic Bishop of Elphin Kevin Doran has (...)

Bishop of Elphin Kevin Doran:  under Act, health workers ‘required to participate in what they believe to be fundamentally immoral’. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Oireachtas Committee on the Eighth Amendment “would appear to have long since made up its mind” on repealing the constitutional ban on abortion, B(...)

Embryonic research: scientists believe “editing” human genomes could also work for other conditions caused by mutations such as cystic fibrosis and some breast cancers. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Catholic Church in Ireland has voiced its total opposition to the use of embryos in research following a breakthrough study by scientists who “edi(...)

Prominent Catholic theologian Fr Gabriel Daly opposes ownership of the new National Maternity Hospital by the Sisters of Charity.

Prominent Catholic theologian Fr Gabriel Daly has supported Dr Peter Boylan in opposing ownership of the new National Maternity Hospital (NMH) by the (...)

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