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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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Apr 23rd 2015, 8:00 AM 805 Views 134 Comments

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
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# Opinion

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

May 5th 2013, 4:55 PM 328 Views 199 Comments

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
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# Opinion

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

Mar 4th 2013, 8:00 AM 36 Views 88 Comments

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

Dec 10th 2012, 7:00 AM 38 Views 95 Comments

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

Wednesday 20 July, 2011

Column: No matter what, we still need the Church
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# Opinion

Column: No matter what, we still need the Church

Jul 20th 2011, 7:30 PM 74 Views 149 Comments

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