Bishop Doran

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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 (...)

Brendan Howlin: “It is certainly not acceptable for any doubt to even exist for bishops now or into the future to say that they have any influence”

An alternative site for a national maternity hospital (NMH) must be found if a deal that would see the State have full control of the facility cannot (...)

 Papal Nuncio Archbishop Charles Brown, who has completed his term in Ireland. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Senior Catholic bishops have paid tribute to the Apostolic Nuncio to Ireland Charles Brown, who has completed his term. A Vatican communiqué issued (...)

Bishop Kevin Doran of Elphin (left): said schools merger decision was made after  discussions and consultations over a number of years, which started before his appointment as bishop  in 2014. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Catholic Bishop of Elphin Kevin Doran has been criticised by a campaigner over how the proposed amalgamation of two Athlone schools has been hand(...)

Archbishop Michael Neary invited voters ‘to ask their constituency candidates whether or not they support the sacredness of every human life’.

Proposals by general election candidates to remove the Eight Amendment to the Constitution were “simplistic” and “an affront,” the Catholic Archbishop(...)

Ready or not: State funding for Accord’s marriage-preparation courses is being cut. Photograph: Getty

What’s all this discord over Accord? The Accord Catholic Marriage Care Service is an agency that helps people who are in marriage difficulty or dealin(...)

Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin. Catholic bishops have not made any decision on whether priests should decline to perform civil aspects of weddings if marriage is extended to same-sex couples following the May 22nd referendum. File photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin.

Catholic bishops have not made any decision on whether priests should decline to perform civil aspects of weddings if marriage is extended to same-sex(...)

 Bishop Kevin Doran, Bishop of Elphin maintained  that “people who have children are not necessarily parents” and “perhaps in some cases people are gay because of contexts”. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Towards the end of his long reign as Catholic Archbishop of Dublin, from 1940 to 1972, John Charles McQuaid became increasingly shrill in his interven(...)

Bishop of Elphin Kevin Doran: Use of the title “marriage equality” for the May vote is misleading. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Bishop of Elphin Kevin Doran believes some people may have a genetic disposition towards being gay and admitted that he was confused about his sexuali(...)

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