Liberal priest censured by Vatican
UKPA, 26th April 2012
High-profile priest and broadcaster Brian D'Arcy has become the latest Irish cleric to be censured by the Vatican. The popular BBC Radio Two contributor, author and newspaper columnist was disciplined after concerns were raised about some of his published work. It is understood the action by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) means the Co Fermanagh priest, regarded as liberal within the Catholic church, must now submit his writings and broadcasts to an official censor. The 67-year-old member of the Passionist Order has spoken out against mandatory celibacy for priests and has been a fierce critic of the church's handling of child abuse scandals in Ireland.