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Fr. Mark Patrick Hederman, former Benedictine abbot, urges Ireland's Association of Catholic Priests to quit arguing with bishops, engage laity, and join Francis' "velvet revolution."
An estimated 800 people turned out in the priest's home village of Killimordaly in County Galway Jan. 22 to support Flannery, who had been forbidden to minister publicly since 2012.
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Fr. Brendan Hoban, co-founder of the Association of Catholic Priests, describes how Ireland's elderly diocesan priests are living increasingly isolated, lonely lives.