Posts by: Tony Flannery

Celebration of the Lord’s Supper

This evening I attended the celebration of the Lord’s Supper in Glenstal Abbey.  One thing in particular draws me there on this particular evening — the singing of the Pange Lingua. That brings me back to my early days, and gives me a warm glow, and a sense of the endurance of the Gospel message.

Chanting the Gospel does nothing for me, I’m afraid;  I find it a distraction rather than a help, in listening to the reading.

An interesting article by a former Redemptorist

i recently came across this article, written in 2012 by an Australian theologian, David Timbs.  David is a former Redemptorist priest, and is one of the people who is coming to the conference I am hosting in Limerick in April for Church Reform leaders around the world.

Straining out a gnat and swallowing a camel

The recent spate of Vatican crack downs in various local churches is not going unnoticed anywhere across the Catholic world and beyond.

Marriage and the Bishops

Bishop Kevin Doran is one of the raft of new bishops that have been chosen by Charles Brown, the Papal Nuncio, with even less consultation than used to happen in the past. He was landed from Dublin into Elphin, and the one thing we can be sure of is that he was not the choice of the priests, or of whatever small number of lay people who may have been asked for their opinion.

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