The Young as New Prophets
Speaking at this year’s SMA Summer School in Newry, Fr McVerry said that young people who are leaving the Church need to be listened to.
“Those young people who are walking away from the Church, disinterested, are the prophets of today, telling the Church that there is something fundamentally wrong with the message which our Church preaches,” he said.
The Jesuit priest noted, however, that “as always with the prophets”, the Church “attacks the messenger, blames them for straying from the Church and asking for prayers that that they will see sense and return some day”.
Miriam Gormally asked him to explain more about what he meant.