Priests, deacons and seminarians are invited to a Clergy Evening at St Mary's Warrington from 6pm on Wednesday 16th November. There will be Eucharistic Adoration and Confessions available up to 7pm, followed by a presentation by Fr James Mawdsley with a discussion on "Old Testament Prophets Calling Today's Priests to Conversion". Dinner is at 8pm--please let us know in advance if you will stay for dinner so we can plan for numbers.
The words of the Prophets are powerful enough to break rocks even today. They identify problems in the Church and they identify the solution--faithfulness to God. The Old Testament Prophets are not simply recommended reading for priests, but necessary reading. If we heed the warnings and corrections of the prophets, then we are properly open to receiving the great illumination and hope in Christ which is their eternal gift.
The slides below give a sample of the presentation.
See Jer 32:30-35 for sins committed by priests of antiquity as grave as today's sacrilegious crimes of child abuse.