Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Silenced Irish Priest Brings Focus to Conscience on U.S. Tour

fr. tony Tony Flannery, an Irish priest censured by the Vatican and ordered to cease priestly ministry, due to his support for the ordination of women, and his questioning official teaching on homosexuality, contraception and the validity of second relationships, will tour the U.S. speaking on the importance of conscience in the Roman Catholic Church. 

The Catholic Tipping Point tour, sponsored by WOC and 11 progressive Catholic organizations, will cover 18 U. S. cities between October 22 and November 14, 2014.

Tony Flannery has been a member of the Redemptorist Congregation for over 50 years, and is a founder of the Association of Catholic Priests (ACP) in Ireland. He is the author of several books including A Question of Conscience, Keeping the Faith, and The Death of Religious Life. 

After being ordered to silence and suspended from priestly ministry, Fr. Flannery spent a year trying to reach agreement with Vatican officials. When this was not successful, he began speaking publicly on the need for reform in the Church. 

Join us at an event near you!  

Wednesday, October 22, 7 PM: Washington, DC
Augustana Lutheran Church 
2100 New Hampshire NW Washington DC 20009
Contact: Katie Breslin 202.203.0931
Thursday, October 23, 7 PM:  Baltimore, MD
Faith Presbyterian Church
5400 Loch Raven Blvd. Baltimore, MD 21239
Contact: Sr. Jeannine Gramick 301.864.3604
Contact: Frank DeBernardo 301.277.5674
Friday, October 24, 7 PM: Philadelphia, PA
University of the Sciences  
McNeil Science and Technology Building
723 S 43rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495
Contact: Regina Bannan 215.545.9649
Saturday, October 25, 2 PM NYC
Judson Memorial Church
55 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012
Contact: Francis Piderit 917.916.7575
Sunday, October 26,  3 PM West Warwick, RI
Emanuel Lutheran Church;
9 New London Ave.West Warwick, RI 02893 
Contact: Kathleen Pannozzi, 
Tuesday, October 28, 7 PM Boston, MA
First Church of Dedham
670 High Street Dedham, MA
Contact: Marianne Duddy-Burke  617.669.7810
Wednesday, October 29, 7 PM Syracuse, NY
May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society
3800 E. Genesee St. Syracuse, NY
Contact: Meg Ksander 315.673.1401
Saturday, November 1, 7 PM Cleveland, OH
Independence Middle School 
6111 Archwood 
Independence OH 44131
Contact: Deb Rose-Milavec 513.673.1401
Monday, November 3, 1 PM Detroit, MI
IBEW Union Hall
1358 Abbott St.
Detroit MI 48226
Contact: Fr. Tom Lumpkin 313.963.4539
Wednesday, November 5, 7 PM Minneapolis, MN
St. Frances Cabrini Church
1500 Franklin Ave S.E., Minneapolis, MN
Contact: Art Stoeberl 651.278.6630
Saturday, November 8, Call to Action Conference, 
8:30 AM & 2:15 PM Memphis, TN 
Contact: Ryan Hoffmann 703.531.9203
Monday, November 10, 7 PM Sarasota, FL
St. Andrews UCC
6908 Beneva Rd, Sarasota, FL 34238
Contact: Bridget Mary Meehan 703.505.0044
Wednesday, November 12, 7:30 PM San Antonio, TX
Viva! Bookstore at Viva Galleria
8407 Broadway San Antonio, TX
Contact: Deb Myers 210.585.6254
Thursday, November 13, 7 PM St. Louis, MO
St. Stanislaus Kostka Church 
1413 N. 20th St. St. Louis, MO
Contact: Jenn Reyes Lay 314.7077313
Saturday, November 15, 6 PM Phoenix, AZ
Shadow Rock UCC Church  
12861 N. 8th Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85029
Contact: Dan Peitzmeyer 602.331.1998 
Contact: M. J. Benton 480.948.2028
Sunday, November 16, 2 PM Sacramento, CA
St. Marks' United Methodist Church
2391 St. Mark's Way Sacramento, CA
Contact: Caryl Callsen 209.295.2151
Tuesday, November 18, 7 PM Portland, OR
Central Lutheran Church
1829 NE 21st Ave Portland, OR
Contact: Nancy Barrett-Dennehy 508.238.1942 
Wednesday, November 19, 7 PM Seattle, WA
St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral
1245 10th Ave E. Bloedel Hall Seattle, WA
Contact: Pat and Julie Callahan 206.329.1234
Fr. Flannery's tour is sponsored by American Catholic Council, Call to Action, Catholics for Choice, Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good, Catholics United, CORPUS, DignityUSA, FutureChurch, National Coalition of American Nuns, New Ways Ministry, Quixote Center and Women's Ordination Conference.

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