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From the religious section of the Boston Globe

Threatened with excommunication, Tony Flannery holds firm to his beliefs

October 29, 2014
Tony Flannery has done what few of us could. He sacrificed his career and his passion for his principles. It’s been anything but easy.

All four of the Galway Flannerys joined religious orders. The three priests and one nun were the children of an ambitious Irish mother who well understood that an affordable religious education was her best hope of saving them from poverty.

Providence paper reporting on my Sunday meeting

Censured priest finds support in W. Warwick 

Published: October 26, 2014 11:20 PM

The Providence Journal / Andrew Dickerman
Father Tony Flannery, an Irish priest censured by the Vatican, speaks at Emanuel Lutheran Church, in West Warwick, on Sunday.
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WEST WARWICK, R.I. — An Irish priest censured by the Vatican for supporting the ordination of women and challenging church teachings on homosexuality received a warm welcome when speaking at Emanuel Lutheran Church on Sunday afternoon.

New York: Saturday

The briefest of a visit to New York. Arrived from Philadelphia mid-day Saturday;  had my speaking session just off Washington Square at 2.00pm, as usual in a Protestant setting. (The question Catholic authorities ask: “Is he in good standing?”)  But a very welcoming Catholic pastor did put us up in the rectory for the night.   Had a little time to stroll around Washington Square after the talk, and then on to Mass.

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