Saturday, April 14, 2018

"Banished Irish priest pleas for sanctions to be lifted before Pope Francis’ visit" by Nick Bramhill@nickbramhill , Blessings and Solidarity from your women priests' friends, Bridget Mary Meehan ARCWP

Tony Flannery, Priest

My Response: This is a great photo depicting the wonderful humor and delightful spirit of  Tony Flannery. Keep on laughing, Tony, it is a great way to pray especially during stormy times. Solidarity and prayers from your women priests friends and supporters around the world. Bridget Mary Meehan ARCWP,

"Silenced Irish priest Fr. Tony Flannery has made a final plea with Church authorities to lift the sanctions imposed on him and other clerical colleagues ahead of the Pope's historic visit to Ireland later this year.

The popular Redemptorist, from Athenry, Co. Galway, was ordered to step down from priestly ministry six years ago by the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) for voicing his liberal views on issues such as women priests, homosexuality and contraception.
But the outspoken 71-year-old, who's a huge supporter of Pope Francis, insists a move to lift the sanctions would be both timely ahead of the papal visit in August, and would receive widespread support from the Irish public."

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