Posts by: Tony Flannery

From the Irish Times: Tuesday 18th August

Suspended priest to speak at US conference on ordination of women

Actor Martin Sheen and leading American Benedictine nun Sr Joan Chittister have endorsed the third international Women’s Ordination Worldwide conference, at which Redemptorist priest Fr Tony Flannery will speak in Philadelphia next month. It takes place just prior to the visit there of Pope Francis, on September 26th.

In 2012, Fr Flannery was suspended from public ministry by the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) for his liberal views on the ordination of women, homosexuality and contraception.

Entertainment from parish newsletters

I got this from a priest friend in the Far East.  Excuse the sexist introduction.



C hurch Ladies with Typewriters

They’re back! Those wonderful Church Bulletins! Thank God for the church ladies with typewriters. These sentences actually appeared in church bulletins or were announced at church services:

The Fasting & Prayer Conference includes meals. 


Scoutsare saving aluminium cans, bottles and other items to be recycled. Proceeds will be used to cripple children.

Reflections on saying Mass in a family home.

Last evening, Wednesday, I accepted an invitation to say a Mass in a house. They were people I had not known, though they knew me from coming to Esker over the years, and I was glad to accept the invitation. There were about twenty people there, extended family and some neighbours. (I don’t know if that would come under the CDF definition of ‘public ministry’ or not, but I didn’t lose any sleep over that aspect of it).

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