Posts by: Tony Flannery

I got this from John Chuchman, in the U.S.

A Church
where the most important decisions are made
almost exclusively by a celibate male clergy,
and where bishops are held to little or no accountability,
is unsustainable
in a world where patriarchal and monarchical societies
-begrudgingly, but steadily-
are ceding rights and duties to those
who are not part of the nobility, the clergy,
or one specific gender.

It’s not about the end of the Catholic Church,
but about the crumbling of the present governing and organizational structure that mirrors the Roman Empire
more than it reflects today’s reality or
ecclesial life that is found in the New Testament
or was experienced in the first couple of centuries of the Christian Church.

From the National Catholic Reporter

Silence of Vatican’s doctrinal congregation notable under Francis
Aug 28, 2017
by Joshua McALWEE
Spanish Archbishop Luis Ladaria is prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. The Jesuit theologian is pictured at a 2015 Vatican press conference. (CNS/Paul Haring)
ROME — Irish Redemptorist Fr. Tony Flannery has been prohibited from publicly celebrating Mass for nearly six years. The Vatican’s doctrinal congregation suspended him from ministry in February 2012 after he refused to revise some views he had expressed in a religious magazine run by his order.

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.

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