Speaking in Dingle


Last Saturday I was in Dingle, speaking on the Church and my dealing with the CDF, as part of Feile no Bealthaine, an annual weekend festival held in the town.
It was held in the old courthouse at 2.00 in the afternoon. The format that was decided by the organisers was an interview. And the person chosen to interview me was Dominican, Michael Commane.
The format worked really well. Michael is experienced in the media world, and he did an excellent job, and made the whole thing very easy for me.

From the Irish Times reporter, Paddy Agnew.

An appeal by dissident theologians for “accountability and transparency” within the Catholic Church’s powerful Congregation For the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) has yet to receive a response from the Vatican authorities.
Vatican senior spokesman, Father Federico Lombardi, said he had not read the document, adding that it was very unlikely that there would be any public response from the CDF.
Other Holy See insiders suggested that there was nothing new in the dissidents’ critique, adding that it looked like similar criticism “voiced 10, 20 or 30 years ago”.

Article in La Republica on our letter to the CDF: (Translation)

Translation from Italian of the article in “Repubblica” on 25 April:

The revolt of the theologians put on the index of the former Holy Office: “Put an end to secret trials”
For some they are prophets. For others, on the contrary, heretics. They consider themselves simply theologians, united however by an ungrateful destiny. And that arises from the fact that in recent years the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF), the Holy Office of the past, it has “put them on the index” because of their theological positions, or imposed silence on them, sometimes going so far as to ban their teaching, or even excommunication.

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