A Sentence of Silence: Tony Flannery Tried by the Vatican; By Anthony T. Padovano

Tony Flannery’s book A Question of Conscience, is a riveting description of what it is like to be put on trial by the Vatican. Flannery’s case is one that provokes strong feelings from both sympathisers and critics. Fr. Adrian Egan, the head of Flannery’s order is Limerick, told the Irish Central website that the Vatican’s behaviour evoked ‘the Hoover days in America’ when minor allegations could get passed all the way up the chain of command and result in punitive measures.

Talking to the People on Church Reform. Reflecting on my experience.

When I was suspended from all priestly ministry two years ago I found myself with two options. Either I could settle down into a quiet life of retirement, or find some other forum in which I could communicate. While I was trying to decide about this Pope Francis was elected, and a new energy swept through the Church. A promise of some real reform began to open up.
So I decided that I would see if there was any way in which I could support and encourage the reform movement.

Head of Vatican doctrinal congregation confronts LCWR for noncooperation

(This is a disturbing development. Is Meuller still free to throw his weight around; or is he using this issue to challenge Francis. Hard to know what is going on, but if he is let away with it, and the LCWR are forced to submit it will be a bad sign for the future of Francis)

Dennis Coday | May. 5, 2014

The Vatican chief of doctrine has accused U.S. women religious leaders of not abiding by a reform agenda the Vatican imposed on their leadership organization following a doctrinal assessment of the group.

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