RTE’s AUDREY CARVILLE: And of course there is a lack of vocations and that’s one of the reasons why you are doing this. And I suppose – you know - you realise that you would have a 50% bigger pool to choose from if women could join the ranks.
BISHOP KEVIN: I suppose we would, yeah. And I’m not sure that the two ...Let me put it this way: I think quite often you might do something which would be the right thing for the wrong reason. Leaving even aside for a moment the question of whether or not theoretically women should be called to ordination. I don’t think we would .... I certainly would not like to think that we would be doing that simply in order to fill the numbers. You know, in a sense if that was the right thing to do then it would be the right thing to do.
RTE DRIVETIME on 14 JULY 2014 Interview with Bishop Kevin Doran who has asked his parishioners to find 6 potentially suitable celibate male vocations as priests.