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From the National Catholic Reporter

Redemptorist Fr. Tony Flannery celebrates Mass after five year ban

Sarah Mac Donald

DUBLIN Redemptorist Fr. Tony Flannery has said he is not anticipating any backlash from the Vatican over his celebration of a public Mass last Sunday in contravention of a ban on public ministry imposed on him by the Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith.
The 70-year-old Irish missioner described the liturgy, which was attended by up to 800 people, as “emotional and beautiful.”

My Mass of Celebration

Yesterday, in the Killimordaly Community Centre, I celebrated a public Mass for the first time in five years, since I was forbidden to minister publicly. I chose to do it to mark my seventieth birthday, and in the Centre because I would not be allowed to do it on Church property.
I thought a good bit before I made this decision, sometime in late November. (See an earlier blog for my reasons).

A nice piece by Joshua McElwee in the National Catholic Reporter

Irish priest Tony Flannery to violate suspension from ministry to celebrate birthday Mass
Joshua J. McElwee | Jan. 11, 2017 NCR Today

A popular Irish priest who was suspended from public ministry by the Vatican’s doctrinal office five years ago primarily because of his support for women’s ordination is planning to violate his suspension in order to celebrate the Mass for his 70th birthday.
Redemptorist Fr. Tony Flannery says in a Jan.

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