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Flannery’s censure causing frustration

10 April 2014 | by Sarah Mac Donald in Dublin | Comments: 0

Frustration over the plight of censured priest Fr Tony Flannery appears to be mounting within his Redemptorist order, writes Sarah Mac Donald.Last week, at a public meeting in Dublin on church reform addressed by Fr Flannery, Fr Sean Duggan, 34, the youngest Redemptorist in the Irish province, called on the Redemptorist authorities to restore Fr Flannery to full priestly ministry without any conditions. He also demanded that they issue an apology to him for the way in which he has been treated by the Vatican authorities.Fr Flannery was censured by the Vatican in 2012 and forbidden to minister as a priest over what the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith considered heretical views on the Eucharist and priesthood. “I no longer believe that the priesthood as we currently have it ....... ....... ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........

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