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Courage under Silence and Censure

We salute theologians and pastoral leaders in our age who have suffered at the hands of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith - formerly the Holy Office of the Inquisition. How is it that a post Vatican II Church can so arrogantly cast the knowledge, research, Christian love and service of her sons and daughters aside?

These men and women had courage to speak out for justice, compassion, integrity, inclusivity, authenticity. They promoted a Church that could be 'Lumen Gentium' and offer a troubled world the message of 'Gaudium et Spes'

In his book, "The Pope's War" , Fr Matthew Fox lists 92 of our brothers and sisters and says,

"The work of these various persons varied as did their sentences. For example, some were fired from their jobs as editors of Catholic journals, others were expelled from their orders or expelled from their teaching postiions, and some were hounded. All were tainted by the accusations from Rome, and many had to withdraw from their ministries. Some were rendered homeless; others died of heart attacks under the pressure. It is the people they served who were punished the most by the detour of distration from their work that it took to defend themselves and ultimately by their absence."

We join Fr Fox in thanking them for their generous service

Sadly the list did not end in 2011 when he wrote "The Pope's War". It goes on ...

(We hope that eventually each name will link to further information about that person)

 Fr Jerry Zawada (USA) Fr John Dear (USA)
 Fr Matthew Despard (Scotland) Fr. Greg Reynolds (Australia)
 Fr. Iggy O’Donovan O.S.A. (Ireland) Fr. Wojciech Lemanski (Poland)
Fr. Anthony Musaala (Uganda) Fr Robert Marrone (USA)
Fr Gerard Moloney SM (Ireland) Fr Owen O’Sullivan OFM Cap (Ireland)
Fr John Shea (USA) Fr Brian D'Arcy (N. Ireland)
Fr Sean Fagan SM (Ireland) Fr Tony Flannery (Ireland)
Sr Elizabeth Johnson (USA) Fr Bill Rowe (USA)
Bp Bill Morris (Australia) Fr. Roy Bourgeois (USA)
Prof. Juan José Tamayo (Spain) Rev. Dr. Andrés Torres Queiruga (Spain)
Jon Sobrino (El Salvador) Thomas Reese SJ (USA)
Bernard Haring CSSR (Germany) Prof. Michael Buckley (USA)
Sr Lavinia Byrne IBVM (UK) Fr Philip S Keane SS (USA
Jacques Dupres SJ (France) David Hollenbach SJ (USA)
Anthony de Mello SJ (Goa) Michael Morwood (Australia)
Bp Thomas Gumbleton (USA) Abp Paulo Evaristo Arns (Brazil)
José Antonio Pagola (Basque) Fr Hans Küng (Switzerland)
Fr Edward Shillebeeckz OP (Holland) Fr Charles Curran (USA)
Fr Leonardo Boff OFM (Brazil) Fr Anthony Kosnik (USA)
Fr Gustavo Gutiérrez (Peru) Fr Karl Rahner SJ (Germany)
Fr Matthew Fox OP (USA) Sr Mary Agnes Mansour RSM (USA)
Sr Elizabeth Morancy RSM (USA) Sr Arlene Violet RSM (USA)
Abp Raymond Hunthausen (USA) Fr Ernesto Cardenal (Nicaragua)
Fr Robert Nugent (USA) Sr Jeanine Gramick (USA)
Sr Barbara Ferrano SND (USA) Sr Patricia Hussey SND (USA)
Miguel d'Escoto, Maryknoll (Nicaragua) Fr Edgar Parrales (NIcaragua)
Uriel Molina OFM (Nicaragua) Jean-Bertrand Aristide (Haiti)
Fr Tissa Balasuriya OMI (Sri Lanka) Fr Eugen Drewermann (Germany)
Sr Ivone Gebara SND (Brazil) Bp Jacques Gaillot (France)
Fr Fernando Cardenal SJ (Nicaragua) Fr Roger Haight SJ (USA)
Sr Margaret McBride (USA) Fr André Guindon (Canada)
Bp Remi DeRoo (Canada) Bp Pedro Casaldáliga (Brazil)
Fr Paul Collins (Australia) Sr Jane Kelly (USA)
Bp Hélder Câmara (Brazil) Fr Gyorgy Bulanyi (Hungary)
Don Luigi Sartori (Italy) Fr Eugenio Melandri (Italy)
Fr Paul Valadier SJ (France) Don Vittorio Cristelli (Italy)
Bp Bartolomé Carrasco Briseño (Mexico) Fr Philippe Denis OP (France)
Bp Samuel Ruiz (Mexico) Teresa Berger (Germany)
Fr Renato Kizito Sesana (Kenya) Don Leonardo Zega (Italy)
Fr John Sye Kong-seok (Korea) Fr Paul Cheong Yang-mo (Korea)
Fr Edouard Ri Jemin (Korea) Jacquies Dupuis SJ (Belgium)
Luigi Lombardi Vallauri (Italy) Fr Jim Callan (USA)
Monsig. Luigi Marinelli (Italy) Reinhard Messner (Austria)
Fr Marciano Vidal (Spain) Josef Imbach OFM (Italy)
Don Franco Barbero (Italy) Fr Cipriano Carini OSB (Italy)
Juan José Tamayo (Spain) Don Vitaliano Della Sala (Italy)
Rev Mary Ramerman (USA) Rev Ludmila Javorova (Czechoslovakia)
Rev Christine Mayr-Lumetzberger (Austria) Bp Felix Maria Davidek (Czechoslovakia)
Rev Adelinde Theresia Roitinger (Austria) Rev Gisela Forster (Germany)
Rev Iris Muller (Germany) Rev Ida Raming (Germany)
Rev Pia Brunner (Germany) Rev Angela White (Austria /USA)
Fr Edward Cachia (Canada) Fr Clodovis Boff (Brazil)
Fr Bill Callaghan SJ (USA) Fr Johannes Metz (Germany)
Fr Pedro Arupe SJ (Spain) Fr Alvaro Arguello (Nicaragua)
Fr Jacques Pohier OP (France) Abp Oscar Romero (El Salvador)s
Bp George Robinson (Australia) Fr John McNeill SJ (USA)