Posts by: Tony Flannery

Correspondence from the CDF!

In relation to a critique of the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith which I and some others have been working on for the past few months, and about which we will be going public later this week, I have had some communication, indirect as usual I’m afraid, from the CDF. The communication consisted in a copy of a booklet entitled ‘To promote and safeguard the Faith’, which is the CDF’s explanation of their existence and purpose.

Pope Francis

“not all discussions of doctrinal, moral or pastoral issues need to be
settled by interventions of the magisterium. Unity of teaching and practice
is certainly necessary in the Church, but this does not preclude various
ways of interpreting some aspects of that teaching or drawing certain
consequences from it. This will always be the case as the Spirit guides us
towards the entire truth.”

Different experience speaking to women’s group and men’s group

In the past couple of weeks I spoke at two ProBus meeting in Limerick. (ProBus groups are made up of retired business and professional people, who come together on a fairly regular basis, have some input and discussion, and also a social dimension.). The first group was all men, and the second one all women. The topic was the same, Church reform.
Both events were very enjoyable, in that they were very receptive groups, and there was no pressure in speaking to them.

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