Clergy Day, 1pm Wednesday; and Young Adults Group, 4pm Saturday
April 24, 2017
Clergy Day: Priests, deacons and seminarians are invited to join us for lunch followed by a talk by Fr de Malleray on the reasons for a priest keeping his index fingers and thumbs joined after the consecration in Holy Mass. There is a lot more to it than meets the eye. Wednesday 26th April, 1-3pm. No need to book.
Young Adults Group: And anyone aged 18-35 is welcome to come to the priory for 4pm this Saturday 26th April for a talk by Fr Mawdsley on the philosophical absurdity of macro-evolution. While the adaptation of species to their environment (micro-evolution) is observable in the real world and has sound theoretical models, yet it is unscientific to extrapolate from this to claim that higher species can evolve from lower ones (macroevolution), let alone that rational creatures can evolve from irrational (men from apes), or even sensitive from vegetative life (animals from plants). The more interesting questions for our discussion concern not so much the weaknesses of the theory of evolution, but why the theory is so phenomenally successful in the public imagination.