Posts Tagged ‘Tony Flannery’

Banned priest Tony Flannery to break silence on fate of the Catholic Church

Monday, March 18th, 2024

Banned Redemptorist priest Tony Flannery plans to question the survival of the Roman Catholic church at a public talk in Galway shortly before Easter Sunday. Fr Flannery (77), suspended from public ministry by the Vatican in 2012, intends to give his views on whether “religious belief as we have known it can survive in modern Read more

Suspended Irish priest Tony Flannery calls Vatican inquiry ‘unjust’

Monday, September 28th, 2020

The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF)has formally requested that well-known Irish Redemptorist Fr Tony Flannery, sign a statement affirming his acceptance of church teaching as formulated by the CDF. The focus of the CDF’s request focussed on homosexuality, civil unions between persons of the same sex, the admission of women to the Read more

Vatican silence on call for theology investigation reform

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

An appeal for reform of the process for theological investigations by the Church has met with a stony silence from the Vatican. In March, an international group of 15 bishops, nuns, priests and lay people wrote to Pope Francis and the prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith calling for reform. Many Read more

Irish prelates to look at issue of Vatican-censured priests

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

Four Irish prelates are to meet a priests’ group to discuss calls for restoration to full ministry of priests disciplined by the Vatican. This is one of the topics likely to be on the agenda of a proposed meeting between the prelates and representatives of the Association of Catholic Priests. Other matters to be discussed Read more

Bishop prevents suspended priest speaking at Irish event

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

An Irish bishop has moved to prevent a suspended Redemptorist speaking at a parish event next month. Fr Tony Flannery was invited by the parish pastoral council in Killeagh in Cloyne diocese to give the opening address at Spiritfest 2015. But Flannery’s invitation was cancelled at the order of Bishop William Crean of Cloyne. This Read more

Irish priest questions belief in Mary’s life-long virginity

Friday, July 10th, 2015

An Irish priest has challenged the belief that Mary, the mother of Jesus, was a life-long virgin. Writing on his blog, suspended Redemptorist Fr Tony Flannery mentioned a Scripture passage that refers to Jesus’ brothers and sisters. “We are told that Jesus had four brothers, and an indefinite number of sisters,” Flannery wrote. “This does Read more

Catholic reformist leaders to gather in Ireland

Friday, April 10th, 2015

Catholic reform leaders from around the world will meet next week in Ireland for a conference organised by a censured Redemptorist. The International Network of Church Reform Movements conference, organised by Fr Tony Flannery, is expected to attract 40 representatives. Fr Flannery said the topics expected to be discussed include the “reform agenda of Pope Read more

Censured theologian says CDF prefect leads anti-Pope faction

Friday, February 20th, 2015

A silenced Irish theologian says the prefect of the Church’s doctrinal watchdog is head of a Vatican faction opposed to Pope Francis. Redemptorist Fr Tony Flannery told an Irish radio show that Cardinal Gerhard Muller, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, leads the anti-Francis faction in the Vatican. “He would generally Read more

Parish priest defies hierarchy in hosting censured speaker

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

An American pastor has refused a request from his archbishop to cancel or change the venue of a talk by an Irish priest who has been silenced by Rome. Fr Mike Tegeder of St Frances Cabrini parish in Minneapolis was told by Archbishop John Nienstedt that the venue of Fr Tony Flannery’s talk be changed Read more

CDF censure of Irish priest called theologically inept

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

A leading Irish theologian has described the Vatican’s actions to censure a founder of Ireland’s Association of Catholic Priests as “theologically inept”. In a new book, Augustinian Fr Gabriel Daly examines the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith’s 2012 silencing of Fr Tony Flannery and its suspending him from ministry. Flannery, a Redemptorist, had Read more