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‘The Church needs to build a bridge with Fr Tony Flannery’

The treatment of the Redemptorist "is scandalous to most Catholics in Ireland" and "destroys people’s faith and confidence", according to Fr Roy Donovan of the Association of Catholic Priests.


Benedict XVI blames clerical paedophilia crisis on 1960s

Catholic commentators dismayed by claims that the crisis stems from the sexual revolution, the disappearance of God from public discourse and liberal theological ideas that eroded morality after Vatican II.


Pope Francis “has gradually been putting women into positions of power”

Cardinal Kevin Farrell, Prefect of the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life tells Intercom "the Roman Curia is overloaded with clerics, and it shouldn’t be like that.”


Vatican announces Papal Nuncio to leave Ireland for Albania

“To everyone in Ireland I just want to say a massive ‘thank you’ for the way you received and welcomed me in these years. You made me feel that I was at home” – Archbishop Brown.


Reality magazine celebrates 80 years

“We need a Catholic media to champion the Catholic perspective and to which Catholics can turn for support, information, and guidance."


Senior CDF official fired over his gay revelations

“It seems to me that, in the Church, we don’t know homosexuality because we don’t know homosexuals, yet we have them all over the place" explains Vatican prelate.


Resignation of Cloyne’s Designated Liaison Person

Row with Bishop William Crean over the handling of an ex priest whom the Vatican dismissed from the clerical state last January.


Vatican’s doctrinal assessment of US nuns ends

CDF confident that LCWR has made clear its mission to ... foster a vision of religious life centred on the Person of Jesus Christ and rooted in Tradition of the Church.


Priests influential in bishops selection: Nuncio

“There is no group that is more influential in the process than priests. They are even more influential than bishops."


ACP writes to Pope Francis about Fr Tony Flannery

The CDF has never communicated directly with Fr Flannery or afforded him an opportunity to explain his position, ACP leadership tell Pontiff.


CDF Prefect visits seminary in Maynooth

“The visit was very friendly and cordial and very warmly supportive of the seminary community.”


NBSCCCI dealt with fewer allegations last year

Report shows 164 allegations notified to National Office between April 2013 and March 2014.


Pope Francis names 19 new cardinals

Sixteen of the nineteen are under the age of 80 and therefore eligible to vote in a conclave.


Fr Flannery dismayed by Cardinal Levada’s comments

Retired Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith claims Fr Flannery guilty of heresy.


Irish Church Urged to Move on from its Bickering

Archbishop appeals for serious dialogue about the contribution of faith and religious people.

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