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Thursday 23 April, 2015

If the Catholic church doesn't urgently signal a change in attitude, I fear for its future

Representative of the church must meaningfully alter responses toward women, LGBT people, and those in second relationships, writes Fr Tony Flannery.

Sunday 5 May, 2013

Column: Catholic bishops made five mistakes in their opposition to abortion legislation

The Catholic Church teaching on abortion still holds – but the bishops are opposing the proposed legislation the wrong way, writes Fr Tony Flannery.

Monday 4 March, 2013

Opinion: So much has come out to show the Vatican is dysfunctional

As we await the election of a new pope, Fr Tony Flannery believes that it is being increasingly accepted that the Vatican is in urgent need of reform.

Monday 10 December, 2012

Column: So the Pope has joined Twitter. What will he learn there?

Social media is all about debate and dissent, writes Fr Tony Flannery – so perhaps it can teach the Vatican a lesson.

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Wednesday 20 July, 2011

Column: No matter what, we still need the Church

The Catholic Church has abused its power in Ireland, but it still brings something essential to our lives, writes Fr Tony Flannery.