Posts Tagged ‘Tony Flannery’

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,” Fr Flannery wrote. “This 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

Silenced priests: A question of conscience

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Let us talk about Catholic priests. Consider especially those who are now in their 60s, after a life of service to their church. They were seminarians in the heady days of Vatican II when everything seemed possible. They managed to survive the aftermath of was Humanae Vitae and continued to preach and counsel, to lead the sacred Read more

Dissident Irish priests need to eye endgame

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

It is not about the journey the outspoken Irish clergy are taking, and is about the destination, warns Irish Independent’s David Quinn in his weekend column. Quinn says the Association of Catholic Priests (ACP) need to ask themselves what if they cannot influence the Vatican over women priests, artificial contraception or in a more general context Read more

Vatican unwise – warns 800-strong Ireland priests’ group

Friday, April 13th, 2012

A body of 800 priests in Ireland is disturbed over the Vatican’s silencing of one of its founding members for his liberal views. As reported in CathNews, Redemptorist Fr Tony Flannery last week was asked by the Vatican to stop writing articles in the Redemptorists’ monthly magazine. In a statement released on Tuesday, Fr Brendan Read more

Vatican investigating Ireland priest for liberal views

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

Fr Tony Flannery, founder of the Association of Catholic Priests, is under investigation by the Vatican for some of his liberal views, reports The Irish Catholic. The investigation comes just two weeks after the report of the Apostolic Visitation that described “widespread dissent” from traditional Catholic teaching by priests, religious and lay people. It is Read more