ACP Welcomes Restrictions Being Lifted From Fr Sean Fagan

The Association of Catholic Priests (ACP) welcomes reports emanating from Rome that all restrictions have been lifted from Marist priest, Fr Sean Fagan.

In a statement, the ACP said: "It has been a source of great unease to our members and of continuing shame and embarrassment to our Church that a priest and theologian who has made such a huge contribution to Gospel and to Church over very many years would not be regarded as a priest 'in good standing'.

"If, as the reports suggest, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF), has removed restrictions on Fr Fagan 'some months ago' the ACP contends that the CDF and the Marist Congregation not publicising this development compounds the injustice."

The ACP notes that the decision of the CDF, according to reports, was influenced by pressure brought to bear through the efforts of friends and colleagues of Fr Fagan, and from the Marist Congregation.


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