Tony Flannery

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Redemptorist priest Fr Tony Flannery was suspended from public ministry by the Vatican in 2012. File photograph: Alan Betson

Redemptorist priest Fr Tony Flannery, now facing his 10th year of being silenced by the Vatican for publicly expressing support for women’s ordination(...)

Fr Tony Flannery accused Archbishop of Tuam Michael Neary (pictured above) of lacking ‘ordinary human compassion’. Photograph: James Forde

Archbishop of Tuam Michael Neary has disputed a claim that he refused permission for Fr Tony Flannery to celebrate the funeral Mass for his sister Ger(...)

Commitment to the Catholic faith and church attendance are now very much in the minority among Irish people, especially among the parents of children in primary school.

It is now a little over a week since the exchange between some bishops and the civil and medical authorities concerning the public celebration of sacr(...)

A spokesman for the Catholic bishops, said last week there was no centralised policy or approach to Communions and Confirmations. File photograph: Getty

The decision by some Catholic bishops to defy public health advice by allowing First Holy Communions and Confirmations to take place in their dioceses(...)

Redemptorist priest Fr Tony Flannery was suspended from public ministry by the Vatican in 2012. File photograph: Alan Betson

Redemptorist priest Fr Tony Flannery has asked why he remains removed from public ministry by the Vatican when it now appears senior Catholic church f(...)

I now accept that the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith in the Vatican may well have done me a favour when they intervened in my life eight years ago and decreed that I could no longer perform public ministry as a priest. Photograph: Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters

In this increasingly uncertain world there is a strong inclination to cling to whatever might give us some sense of security. Life is fragile, and in (...)

 Fr Tony Flannery said he was “not surprised, but disappointed and saddened” by the CDF document. Photograph: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

Banned Redemptorist priest Fr Tony Flannery (73) has declined a Vatican offer of a return to ministry if he promised silence and signed statement(...)

The Irish Catholic Church has been likened by a priest to an old car that has gone off the road and ‘sunk into the bog and is stuck’. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

The Irish Catholic Church has been likened by a priest to an old car that has gone off the road and “sunk into the bog and is stuck”. “The engine is(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin  has attracted criticism from priests in Dublin with some believing he “sold out” on the issue of clerical sex abuse, Redemptorist priest Fr Tony Flannery has said. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has been accused of “abdicating his responsibility” as a moral leader in the run-up to the referendum t(...)

Pope Francis has shifted the mood music in the Catholic Church away from a rigid hierarchical conformism to a more collegial atmosphere of debate and creative thinking. Photograph: Filippo Monteforte/AFP/Getty

At the end of the 11 o’clock Mass in Dublin’s Pro-Cathedral last Sunday morning Archbishop Diarmuid Martin reminded the congregation that Pope Francis(...)

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