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‘Celibacy is contributing to addictive behaviours among some clergy’

Censured Redemptorist priest Fr Tony Flannery to deliver lecture at Edinburgh University on ‘Celibacy, sexuality and the crisis in the priesthood’.

2018.01.30.

Redemptorist decries “unkempt” TDs in the Dáil

Public discourse and the media in Ireland have become “coarse” in recent years warns Fr Tony Flannery.

2017.08.10.

“Let’s get to work together” urges censured priest

The visit of Pope Francis to Ireland next year is an opportunity for members of the Irish hierarchy to reach out to those who think differently – Fr Tony Flannery.

2017.07.05.

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.

2017.03.10.

‘Hear the other side’ Archbishop Martin urges

I have an “obligation to the people who work with me and to the truth to clarify these things” church leader explains.

2015.12.22.

Catholics petition Pope to keep parishes open

“The problem in Ireland is clustering of parishes, leading to added pressure on aging priests, and formation of bigger, more impersonal, units.”

2015.09.11.

Talk invitation to censured Irish priest revoked

The policy of the Diocese of Cloyne is that a priest who is out of ministry, for whatever reason, cannot exercise a public ministry: Bishop William Crean.

2015.08.22.

CSTV to live stream Bill O’Herlihy’s funeral

High profile broadcaster described Vatican's treatment of Fr Tony Flannery as an "outrageous injustice".

2015.05.28.

Leaders of reform groups to meet in Limerick

Forty representatives from around the world include Austrian couple excommunicated for holding private Masses without a priest.

2015.04.12.

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."

2015.02.27.

Resolution to Fr Flannery’s plight sought

New Redemptorist leadership in Ireland agrees to meet silenced priest in February.

2015.01.26.

Church will introduce married priests within 20 years

ACP's Fr Brendan Hoban warns, it is “now mathematically certain that Irish priests are an endangered species."

2015.01.03.

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.

2014.12.20.

Redemptorist concern over plight of censured priest

Current stalemate between priest and Church authorities symptomatic of ‘web of obsessions and procedures’.

2014.04.13.

Abuse survivors slate ACP’s ‘mistake’ euphemism

Exclusion of elderly priests from ministry because of a 'mistake' in earlier life questioned.

2014.03.09.

Priest calls on bishops to open talks with ACP

“The days of fear, of secrecy, of oppression are happily in the past."

2014.02.09.

Mary McAleese stirs up debate on Catholicism and gays

Former president draws comparisons between the Church's view of homosexuality and its past attitude towards the Jews.

2014.01.09.

Fr Flannery dismayed by Cardinal Levada’s comments

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

2013.11.19.

ACP AGM to discuss new study on Murphy Report findings

Study carried out by a legal expert.

2013.10.22.

RTE broadcaster “shocked” by Vatican’s treatment of priest

“What I read of the way he’s been treated makes me ashamed of the actions of those representing my Church.”

2013.09.16.
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