After reading an article that our beloved and now Venerable John Paul II would impose penance on himself in the form of flagellation, before ordaining priests, Father Z. proposed the following project:
PROJECT:Read it here
It strikes me that if all the people of God of a diocese would do some kind of penance – such as fasting or almsgiving – accompanied by their own good confession before the local bishop would ordain new priests for their diocese, for their parishes… well… that would be a good start. No?
Is this a project worth proposing?
Could a bishop, also doing penance himself before ordinations, invite the entire diocese to fast and give alms, make a good confession and Communion, before ordinations?