Tony Flannery

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“Too much doctrine kills mystery.” Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

The resurrection of Jesus may not have happened exactly as described in the Bible, Redemptorist priest Fr Tony Flannery has said. He has also describ(...)

Fr Tony Flannery: “How many of us really believe in the nativity stories and the virgin birth, and that Mary remained a virgin all her life?” Photograph: Alan Betson

Redemptorist priest Fr Tony Flannery has questioned traditional Catholic Church teachings on God, Mary and the Trinity, which he said, “no longer make(...)

 Pope Francis has said he is willing to consider ordaining older married men as priests in isolated communities.   File photograph: Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters

Irish priest Fr Tony Flannery has welcomed the “new development” that Pope Francis is willing to consider ordaining older married men as priests in is(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin: “I hope that [Enda Kenny] will be as courageous and frank when he goes to visit president Trump.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Parents haven’t been asked the “right” questions to gauge the level of support for divesting schools from Catholic patronage, Archbishop of Dublin Di(...)

Fr Tony Flannery who celebrated Mass for his 70th birthday at the east Galway Killimordaly Community Centre in breach of a 2012 ban by the Vatican on his public ministry: “I feel free of the institution.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Comedian Groucho Marx said he would never join a club that accepted him as a member. Fr Tony Flannery goes one better. He now has no desire to rejoin (...)

Fr Tony Flannery addresses  the congregation during a Mass to mark his 70th birthday, at Killimordaly Community Hall, Co Galway on Sunday. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

The Catholic Church’s power to dictate to people has collapsed, a silenced priest who defied a Vatican ban to say Mass in public has said. Fr Tony Fl(...)

Fr Tony Flannery was disciplined by the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) for views he expressed on Catholic teachings in 2012, the year prior to Pope Francis’s election. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A letter from a priest who was suspended from public ministry was taken to Pope Francis by Taoiseach Enda Kenny when he met the pontiff on November 28(...)

Association of Catholic Priests co-founder Fr Tony Flannery  has criticised a letter sent by the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A letter sent by the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference to the Association of Catholic Priests (ACP) has been described as “a sugar-coated push-off” t(...)

The 80th anniversary edition of Reality magazine.

One of Ireland’s best-known and respected religious magazines celebrates its 80th anniversary this month. Published by the Catholic Redemptorist con(...)

Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin at Maynooth seminary

Many have been intrigued, if not confused, by the enthusiasm with which some noted traditional Catholics rushed to support Archbishop of Dublin Diarmu(...)

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