Justice in the Church
Catholic Tipping Point - Fr. Tony Flannery on Conscience and Reform in the Catholic Church (October 21 - November 19, 2014 Tour)

Meet Fr. Tony Flannery, Founder of the Association of Catholic Priests as he comes to the United States for an eighteen-city tour.

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Father Tony Flannery, an Irish priest censured by the Vatican will tour the U.S. speaking on the importance of conscience in the Catholic Church. The tour, sponsored by 12 progressive Catholic organizations, will cover 18 U. S. cities between October 22 and November 14, 2014.

Father Flannery has been a member of the Redemptorist Congregation for over 50 years, and is a founder of the Association of Catholic Priests (ACP) in Ireland. He is the author of several books including A Question of Conscience, Keeping the Faith, and The Death of Religious Life?

In February 2012 Flannery was summoned to Rome because the Vatican was unhappy with his writing on the origins of the Church, and when he suggested that the priesthood as we have it now was not as Christ intended. After being ordered to silence and suspended from priestly ministry, Fr. Flannery spent a year trying to reach agreement with Vatican officials. The final break came when he refused to sign a document stating that he accepted that women would never be priests, and that he accepted all the moral teachings of the Church.”   Refusing the imposed silence, he began speaking publicly on the need for reform in the Church. 

See the tour schedule below and learn more at CatholicTippingPoint.org.

 

Date

City

Meeting Venue

Time

 Local Media contact

Wed

10/22/14

Washington DC

Augustana Lutheran Church

2100 New Hampshire NW

Washington DC 20009

7pm

Katie Breslin
202.203.0931
kbreslin@catholicsforchoice.org

Thurs 10/23/14

Baltimore

Faith Presbyterian Church

5400 Loch Raven Blvd.

Baltimore, MD 21239

7pm

Jeannine Gramick
301.864.3604
gramick@verizon.net

Frank DeBernardo
301.277.5674
director@newwaysministry.org

Fri

10/24/14

Philadelphia

University of the Sciences 

McNeil Science and Technology Building

723 S 43rd Street,

Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495

7pm

Regina Bannan

215.545.9649

reginab317@gmail.com

Sat

10/25/14

New York City

Judson Memorial Church

55 Washington Square South

NY, NY 10012

2pm

Francis Piderit

917.916.7575 

pideritVOTF@piderit.com

Sun

10/26/14

Providence

TBD

TBD

Erin Hanna

401.588.0457 ehanna@womensordination.org 

Tues

10/28/14

Boston

First Church of Dedham

 670 High Street

Boston MA

7pm

Marianne Duddy-Burke 
617.669.7810

execdir@dignityusa.org

Wed

10/29/14

Syracuse

May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society
3800 E. Genesee St.

Syracuse, NY

7pm

Meg Ksander

315.445.7014
ksander@allsaintssyracuse.org

Sat

11/01/14

Cleveland

Independence Middle School

6111 Archwood

Independence OH 44131

7pm

Deb Rose-Milavec

513.673.1401

debrose@futurechurch.org

Mon

11/3/14

Detroit

IBEW Union Hall

1358 Abbott St.
Detroit MI 48226

1pm

Fr. Tom Lumpkin  

313.963.4539

dayhouse@flash.net

Wed

11/5/14

Minneapolis

St. Frances Cabrini Church

1500 Franklin Ave S.E.,

Minneapolis, MN

7pm

Art Stoeberl

651.278.6630

stoeberl@bitstream.net

Sat

11/8/14

Memphis

Call to Action Conference

255 N Main St, Memphis, TN

8:30 am & 2:15 pm

Ryan Hoffmann 
773 404-0004 x 285 (o)  773 531-9203 (c)
Ryan@cta-usa.org

Mon

11/10/14

Sarasota

St. Andrews UCC

6908 Beneva Rd,

Sarasota, FL 34238

7pm

Bridget Mary Meehan
703.505.0044

Wed

11/12/14

San Antonio

Viva! Bookstore at Viva Galleria

8407 Broadway

San Antonio, TX

7:30pm

Deb Myers

210.585.6254

prosaemail@yahoo.com

Thurs 11/13/14

St. Louis

St. Stanislaus Kostka Church
1413 N. 20th St.

St. Louis, MO

7pm

Jenn Reyes Lay   

314.707.7313   can@catholicactionnetwork.org

Sat

11/15/14

Phoenix

Shadow Rock UCC Church 

12861 N. 8th Ave.

Phoenix, AZ 85029

6pm

Dan Peitzmeyer  

602-331-1998 

M. J. Benton

480-948-2028

Sun

11/16/14

Sacramento

St. Mark’ United Methodist Church

2391 St. Mark’s Way

Sacramento, CA

2 pm

Caryl Callsen

209-295-2151

 

Tues

11/18/14

Portland

Central Lutheran Church

1820 NE 21st Ave

Portland, OR

7pm

Nancy Barrett-Dennehy

503.238.1942

ndbdpdx@comcast.net

Wed

11/19/14

Seattle

St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral,

1245 10th Ave. E.

Bloedel Hall

Seattle, WA

7pm

Pat and Julie Callahan

206.329.1234

revcall@aol.com