Killala Diocesan Assembly calls for ending of silencing of Priests

The Diocese of Killala, in North Mayo, conducted a very thorough listening exercise right across the diocese, which they termed a Diocesan Assembly.

At the completion of the exercise, which took some months, a number of resolutions were passed by large majorities. One of them, Resolution No. 8, had the following to say:

”That, because it is a source of anger and frustration for many Catholics and because it is bringing the Church into disrepute, we call on Church authorities to deal with the issue of priests who have been ‘silenced’ because they expressed opinions in accordance with their conscience, opinions being expressed by this assembly.

89% of the Assembly supported this resolution.