Homilies and Addresses

Homily of Bishop Kevin at Easter Sunday Mass 2018

It was early in the morning on the first day of the week. At the office of the Jerusalem Post, Judith had just made herself a cup of coffee when the phone began to ring. “Yes”, she answered. The boy on the other end of the line didn’t want to give his name. He told...

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Homily of Bishop Kevin at Easter Vigil 2018

Seven or eight years ago, I bought a piece of software for my computer called Adobe Acrobat. For those of you who are not familiar with it, Acrobat is a computer programme for creating and editing secure documents. I have found it very useful over the years, but recently it started causing me problems. More...

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Homily of Bishop Kevin Doran for the Mass of Chrism 2018

Just a week ago today, Pope Francis announced that he would be coming to Ireland for the World Meeting of Families in August.  We have known for a while that it was a possibility, but now it is a reality.  In recent months we have been thinking and praying a bit more than usual about...

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Homily of Bishop Kevin at Novena in Tralee

The Christian Family Today – Homily of Bishop Kevin Doran at Novena in St John’s Parish, Tralee, Co Kerry  A Photo Opportunity I received the gift of life from a mother and father who loved me and I have two sisters whom I love very much. Through them, I am connected to aunts and uncles,...

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Pastoral Message: The Gift of Life – A Shared Responsibility

The Gift of Life – A Shared Responsibility Pastoral Message of Bishop Kevin Doran   The Mystery of Life In the Summer of 2016, I noticed a pair of swans with their five recently hatched cygnets on the Garavogue river. By the following Spring, they were almost fully grown. Their muddy brown feathers had been...

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Opening of Catholic Schools Week – Homily of Rev Dr Michael Duignan

Opening of Catholic Schools Week Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Sligo Sunday 28th January 2018   Homily of Rev Dr Michael Duignan, Episcopal Vicar for Education and Formation in the Diocese of Elphin   Catholic Schools Week 2018 calls on the whole Catholic school community to become acquainted with the richness of Catholic wisdom on...

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Homily of Bishop Kevin for World Day of Peace 2018

World Day of Peace – 1st January 2018 Homily of Bishop Kevin at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Sligo We come together this morning on the Solemnity of Mary the Mother of God, to give thanks for the blessings we have received in this past year and to ask God’s blessings in the year...

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Homily of Bishop Kevin on Feast of the Holy Family

Feast of the Holy Family – Homily of Bishop Kevin (Sallynoggin Church, Dublin) 31st December 2017 People rarely go anywhere these days without a camera, so family photographs are more easily shared than ever before. These photographs capture moments in time but they don’t always succeed in capturing the energy, the intimacy and the emotion...

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Homily of Bishop Kevin on Feast of the Holy Innocents

Holy Innocents: Then and Now Homily of Bishop Kevin Doran, 28th December 2017 Today we mark the Feast of the Holy Innocents. These are the children who, according to St Matthew, were massacred by order of King Herod, because he was determined to make sure that no child was left alive who might be a...

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Homily of Bishop Kevin at Midnight Mass, Christmas 2017

Homily of Bishop Kevin at Midnight Mass, Christmas Eve 24th December 2017 Some of you may be familiar with a story written by The Greek philosopher, Plato, in one of his dialogues called “The Republic”. It is called the Allegory of the Cave. He asks his listeners to imagine a big cave, deep underground, where...

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