Leading Catholics says no question of excommunication for outspoken priest Father Tony Flannery
Irish priest Fr Tony Flannery not facing excommunication senior Vatican sources say
“I have always believed in the church as the community of believers and as an essential element in promoting and nourishing the faith. I have enjoyed my years of preaching, the main work of Redemptorists, and never had any doubt that Christ’s message was one worth proclaiming.
“But to give up on freedom of thought, freedom of speech and most especially freedom of conscience is too high a price for me to pay to be allowed minister in today’s church.”
One Vatican source told the paper: “Here you have a priest, who is leading a priests’ association, apparently saying he doesn’t believe in the founding principles of the priesthood. That’s not good for the other members of this association.”
However, on the issue of excommunication, the source indicated that there is “no question” of Fr Flannery facing this ultimate penalty within the Church.
Even if he refuses to change his view, the sources indicated, Church law would not prescribe this severe punishment.
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