Monthly Archives: March 2019

My Evening in Edinburgh University

My Talk in Edinburgh:  Celibacy, Sexuality and the Crisis in Priesthood.

As is usual with my talks in recent years, the make-up of the attendance is very different to what I used speak to at novenas and missions. There were some who are still regular attenders at church; others who expressed their position as hanging on by their fingernails; others who gave up on church but who still have an interest in things religious; and then also a few who were not Catholics, but who came along out of interest.

My talk in Edinburgh University

Celibacy, Sexuality, and the Crisis in the Priesthood.

A conversation with Fr. Tony Flannery



Tony Flannery is a Catholic priest, writer, and founding member of the Association of Catholic Priests. He is the author of several books and numerous articles in publications both religious and secular.


In 2012 Tony Flannery was disciplined by the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) for views he expressed on Catholic teachings.

The Supreme Court judgment, and my particular skin in that game.

The Supreme Court judgment in the case of Angela Kevin’s has concluded that she was treated unfairly, and that the Public Accounts Committee were acting outside of their remit, in other words, they acted unlawfully.

I am bemused to see so many media people now agreeing with this judgment, and turning their ire on that particular PAC’s behavior, and on a few individuals in particular. I am glad to see this, but I am left with the question:  why did none of these commentators say that at the time.

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