Friday 24 November 2017

Different faces of the Catholic Church

Pope Francis
Pope Francis

* Differing faces of the Catholic Church were revealed in your newspaper recently.

On the one hand, we read reports of the Pope's compassionate, non-judgmental response to questions about gay priests and gay marriage. On the other hand, we read that Fr Flannery had been silenced and banned from saying Mass, albeit by the machinations that the Pope himself seeks to reform.

The Fr Flannery case implies that outside the Vatican faith-police there is no salvation.

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