Posts by: Tony Flannery

Extraordinary insight into Vatican attitudes to LGBT.

In a new interview, a former Vatican official has shed light on how church offices in Rome function and the alarmist posture which church officials have reportedly taken against gender and sexuality issues. Today and tomorrow, Bondings 2.0 will highlight some key points from a much longer interview with the former official that you can read here.

For many years, Krzysztof Charamsa was a priest involved in the inner workings of the Vatican.

A marvellous article on women in the Church by Miriam Duignan in Conscience Magazine

Good Girls Don’t
CHALLENGING COMPLEMENTARITY AND THE SUBORDINATION OF WOMEN IN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH
BY MIRIAM DUIGNAN / / POSTED AUG 15, 2017

In the absence of any scriptural justification to exclude women from positions of authority, the Catholic hierarchy scripted the theology of complementarity to ensure that women cannot have equal roles to men in the Catholic church. Accordingly, male priests must, by divine design, be leaders and authority figures and women of the church must serve and obey their rules.

ACP Statement on male only diaconate.

Association of Catholic Priests Statement
on the Permanent Lay Diaconate
Fri 11 August 2017

The Leadership of the Association of Catholic Priests fully supports Fr Roy Donovan (Cashel & Emly) in his statement on the decision by the Archbishop of Cashel & Emly to set up a group to investigate initiating the permanent lay diaconate in his diocese.

Roy’s objection is based on the fact that currently the Church confines the lay diaconate to men, even though Pope Francis has a commission working on the history of women deacons in the early church, with a view to possibly opening the diaconate to women also.

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