The Catholic Tipping Point

Fr. Tony Flannery is a native of Galway, and member of the Redemptorist Congregation for more than 50 years. He is the founding member of the Association of Catholic Priests (ACP) in Ireland.

Fr.Tony has been ordered to remain silent and forbidden to minister as a priest because of his refusal to sign a document that violates his conscience: namely that women cannot be priests and that he accepts all Church stances on contraception, homosexuality, and refusal of the sacraments to people in second relationships. After a year during which he attempted to come to some accommodation with the Vatican without success, he has decided to take a public stance on the need for reform in the Church.

Fr. Tony will tour the U.S. this fall, from October 22 - November 18, 2014, visiting 18 cities and speaking with Catholic laity and leadership on topics of women in the Church, the future of ministry, the problem with infallibility, and the sexual teachings of the Catholic Church.

Rather than remain silent, Fr. Tony and all people of conscience are ready to dialogue.

Tour Dates

October 22 – November 18, 2014

Washington, DC * Baltimore * Philadelphia * New York City * Boston * Providence * Syracuse * Cleveland * Detroit * Minneapolis * Memphis * Sarasota * San Antonio * St. Louis * Phoenix * Sacramento * Portland, OR * Seattle

10/22   DC

10/23   Baltimore

10/24   Philadelphia

10/25   NYC

10/26   Providence

10/28   Boston

10/29   Syracuse

11/1     Cleveland

11/2     Detroit

11/4     Minneapolis

11/6     Memphis, CTA Conference

11/10   Sarasota

11/12   San Antonio

11/13   St Louis

11/15   Phoenix

11/16   Sacramento

11/18   Portland

11/19   Seattle