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It’s now likely that First Communions in parts of Sligo, Roscommon, Galway and Westmeath will go ahead despite public health advice.   Government says baptisms, communions and confirmations should not take place at this time.   However baptisms will be allowed from next Thursday once protective measures are put in…

Ireland’s Catholic archbishops are taking legal advice over the Health Minister’s move to ban public masses and other religious services in church. Stephen Donnelly signed the law making them a criminal offence last week. Bishop of Elphin, Kevin Doran described the move, coming so late into restrictions, as ‘offensive’. The…

The Bishop of the diocese of Elphin, Kevin Doran is appealing for people to be allowed to attend mass, saying they are being deprived of their worship.   Level 3 and 4 restrictions say religious ceremonies are to be held online, while certain numbers of people can attend funerals.  …

Bishop of Elphin Kevin Doran says the death of Detective Garda Colm Horkan has caused outrage in the area.   But he’s urging people not to let their anger boil over:   https://filedn.com/lglCaxamfnlV2gaMY6rU7tH/News%20Clips%202019-20/Doran%20garda%20shooting.mp3     Preparations are under way for a State funeral for Detective Garda Colm Horkan.   His…

The Bishop of the diocese of Elphin, Kevin Doran has hit out at some parishioners that are putting pressure on the priests of the diocese to celebrate private masses for them.   Bishop Doran says that while the vast majority of Parishioners are following the guidelines laid down by the…