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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.

A marvellous article on women in the Church by Miriam Duignan in Conscience Magazine

Good Girls Don’t
CHALLENGING COMPLEMENTARITY AND THE SUBORDINATION OF WOMEN IN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH
BY MIRIAM DUIGNAN / / POSTED AUG 15, 2017

In the absence of any scriptural justification to exclude women from positions of authority, the Catholic hierarchy scripted the theology of complementarity to ensure that women cannot have equal roles to men in the Catholic church. Accordingly, male priests must, by divine design, be leaders and authority figures and women of the church must serve and obey their rules.

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