An informed conscience is not simply your own personal opinion, Father Thomas Petri tells us. Conscience is formed in relation to the Church, trusting the wisdom of the saints and Church Fathers. Explaining the standard doctrine, he says that as a public figure and representative of the Catholic Church, Father Flannery had a duty to work out his issues in private. From February 2015.
Father Thomas Petri, instructor of moral theology and pastoral studies at the Dominican House of Studies