Posts by: Tony Flannery

New Year; Floods: Year of Mercy and an Election

I am happily living on top of Laragh hill, where I am well away from any danger of floods, and where I can leave and close the door knowing for certain that there won’t be two feet of water in it when I return. It must be a dreadful experience to have your house flooded, with all the dreadful damage that causes, and the length of time it must take to get rid of the dampness and the smells.

Bishop Dermot O’Mahony

I never met, nor had I any dealing with, Bishop Dermot O’Mahony. Until the Murphy Report anything I ever heard about him was positive – a warm, gentle, caring man who was a shining light in a Church that could often be harsh and judgmental.
I was part of the ACP sponsored study and critique of the Murphy Report by retired judge Fergal Sweeney. That convinced me that there were serious faults with the work of Yvonne Murphy on this occasion, and also with the legislation underpinning the Commission of Investigation.

A good insight into what the Pope is up against in the Vatican

(When I read this I think: these are the men who were silencing myself and many others. Now they are openly attacking the Pope, but afraid to put their name to it.)

Open Letter to Pope Francis From a Former Member of the Roman Curia

DECEMBER 9, 2015

“You Are Distancing Yourself From Wisdom”

On November 27, 2015, the German-language magazine, FOCUS, published an open letter to Pope Francis from a former high-ranking member of the Roman Curia.

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