From the Inside: A Priest's View of the Catholic Church ebook
by Tony Flannery
From the Inside book. Flannery shows that many in the Catholic Church are seeking reform and ultimately it is the best of any community we need to judge, alongside the worst.
From the Inside book.
Part biography, part appraisal, this work looks at the inadequate training of priests both in the sexual and spiritual area, the aftermath of Humane Vitae and the great social debates, and how confesion was used as a means of control.
Tony Flannery, a good pastoral priest, was caught up in the political system of the Roman Curia. His biographical reflection shows the anguish be went through
Tony Flannery, a good pastoral priest, was caught up in the political system of the Roman Curia. His biographical reflection shows the anguish be went through. The unnecessarily harsh and secrete movements of the curia are certainly un-Christlike. Very inspiring, uplifting. Catholics need to know that if they're frightened by their doubts and questions that go very much ignored by their own Church, that there are individuals and groups around them who are open to discussion, debate, compromise.
Priest shortage in the Catholic Church. From 1980 to 2012, the ratio of Catholics per priest increased globally, with the number of Catholics per priest going from 1,895 to 3,126.
Most Catholic churches have statues or icons of saints, very few protestant churches do. If they do, it would be. .That's because Catholics place the celebration of the Eucharist front and center
Most Catholic churches have statues or icons of saints, very few protestant churches do. If they do, it would be primarily the sort-of-protestant Episcopal (Anglican Catholic) church, although their may be representations of the Apostles, particularly in stained glass windows. Most Catholic churches have representations of Mary, whether in paintings of statues. That's because Catholics place the celebration of the Eucharist front and center. Reading of the word gets its own sort of importance, (I'll get to that), but taking communion is why we're there.
According to the Catholic tradition, the history of the Catholic Church begins with Jesus Christ and his teachings (c. 4 BC – c. AD 30) and the Catholic Church is a continuation of the early Christian community established by the Disciples of Jesus. AD 30) and the Catholic Church is a continuation of the early Christian community established by the Disciples of Jesus
A priest in Ireland plans to speak on what he says is the Catholic Church’s campaign against him over his advocacy regarding matters like female priests and . Tony Flannery, an Irish priest, was suspended by the Vatican last year. I refuse to be terrified into submission, he said.
A priest in Ireland plans to speak on what he says is the Catholic Church’s campaign against him over his advocacy regarding matters like female priests and contraception. Jekaterina Saveljeva for The New York Times.
to us in the Church of human faith and passion
to us in the Church of human faith and passion. I think he will feel a good deal more kinship with backwoods prophets and shouting fundamentalists than he will with those politer elements for whom the supernatural is an embarrassment and for whom religion has become a department of sociology or culture or personality development. If all that is missing in this scene is the practical influence of the visible Catholic Church, the writer will find that he has to supply the lack, as best he can, out of himself; and he will do this by the way he uses his eyes.
Benedict’s remarks, revealed in a new book excerpt published Sunday by the French newspaper Le Figaro, cast light on a once-unthinkable dynamic inside the Roman Catholic Church: A former pope trying to influence his successor in whether the church heeds or breaks with its traditions. Benedict and Francis have spoken admiringly of each other, but their different views about the church - Francis has pushed for changes that his predecessor opposed - have caused some traditionalists to rally around Benedict as an alternative authority figure. In pictures: Pope Francis over the years (Picture Services).
The Word: Sunday reflections on Scripture and daily life It is not surprising that after one of her priest-friends, James McCown, . recommended her to Harold C. Gardiner, . These are the Catholics who are victims of the parochial esthetic and the cultural insularity and it is interesting to find them sharing, even for a split second, the intellectual bed of M. ylie.