Don’t call yourself traditionalist

Cardinal Sarah urges Church to embrace young Catholics who prefer the older form of the Roman Rite

Cardinal Robert Sarah has praised young Catholics who prefer the older form of the Roman Rite, saying he can “personally testify to the sincerity and devotion of these young men and women”. In a speech to the Fifth Roman Colloquium on Summorum Pontificum, held at the Pontifical University of St Thomas (Angelicum), the cardinal added that other Catholics should “open your … [Read more...]

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Cardinal Sarah: Liturgical devastation reflects serious crisis of faith

Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship offers blunt assessment of the damage caused by post Vatican II liturgical excesses

In an address to a German conference marking the 10th anniversary of the Summorum Pontificum, Cardinal Robert Sarah, the prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, offered an extraordinarily blunt appraisal of “the disaster, the devastation, and the schism that the modern promoters of a living liturgy caused”: “The serious crisis of faith, not only at the level of the … [Read more...]

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Ad orientem in Oakland

At least two parishes in the diocese have followed suggestion of Cardinal Robert Sarah to “turn again towards the Lord”

A California Catholic Daily exclusive by Anna Rose: After Cardinal Robert Sarah addressed the Sacra Liturgia Conference on July 5, 2016, at least two churches in the Oakland diocese have taken his request to heart: “Dear Fathers, we should listen again to the lament of God proclaimed by the prophet Jeremiah: ‘they have turned their backs to me and not their faces.’ Let us turn … [Read more...]

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Cardinal Sarah: ‘God, not man, is the centre of the Catholic liturgy’

Urges priests and bishops to face the altar.

  The following comes from a July 6 story on the site of the Catholic News Agency. Cardinal Robert Sarah on Tuesday appealed to priests throughout the world to begin saying Mass facing the same direction as the faithful, suggesting that the season of Advent would be an opportune time to do so. “I believe that it is very important that we return as soon as … [Read more...]

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Cardinal Robert Sarah warns American Catholics

"In your nation, God is being eroded, eclipsed, liquidated," he tells National Catholic Prayer Breakfast

The following comes from a May 17 Catholic News Agency article by Barbara Hollingsworth: "In your nation, God is being eroded, eclipsed, liquidated," Cardinal Robert Sarah, who was appointed as Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments by Pope Francis in 2014, told hundreds of prominent Catholic clergy and lay people attending the … [Read more...]

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Finishing the Christmas wish list

Recommended gifts include books about God and atheism, popes and spies, marriage and religious freedom

The following is a December 9 Catholic World Report article by George Weigel: It’s been a good reading year and I highly recommend the following to the readers on your Christmas (not “holiday”) shopping list: God or Nothing, by Cardinal Robert Sarah (Ignatius Press): It was the book being discussed at Synod-2015 and with good reason, for this interview-style autobiography … [Read more...]

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African Catholics are uneducated and accept simple answers?

Outrageous commentary appears on official website of the German bishops' conference

The following comes from a November 25 First Things article by Leroy Huizenga:  Björn Odendahl, an editor at Katholisch.de, writes the following in the course of commenting on the Pope's plans for Africa in a piece entitled “The Romantic, Poor Church”: "So also in Africa. Of course the Church is growing there. It grows because the people are socially dependent and often … [Read more...]

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