Cardinal Robert Sarah Archives - Crux



  • Transcending Catholic tribalism

    Transcending Catholic tribalism

    The old phrase, “lex orandi lex credendi” (how you pray is how you believe) gives weight to the observation that the external differences are the manifestation of a deeper divide. In other words, Old Order Catholics and New Order Catholics behave differently because they believe differently. Can the chasm be bridged by liturgical rapprochement?

    READ MORE
  • Why the Catholic Church bans gluten-free communion wafers

    Why the Catholic Church bans gluten-free communion wafers

    The letter that was released recently from the Vatican’s Congregation for Divine Worship had some people, especially those suffering from celiac disease, wondering why gluten must remain in the host. Joanne M. Pierce of the College of the Holy Cross explains a bit of the history.

    READ MORE
  • Vatican asks bishops to ensure validity of matter for Eucharist

    Vatican asks bishops to ensure validity of matter for Eucharist

    A circular letter, “On the bread and wine for the Eucharist,” was sent to diocesan bishops “at the request of the Holy Father, Pope Francis.” Dated June 15 — the feast of the Body and Blood of Christ — the letter was made public by the Vatican July 8. The document underlined that every bishop “is bound to remind priests, especially parish priests and rectors of churches, of their responsibility to verify those who provide the bread and wine for the celebration and the worthiness of the material.”

    READ MORE
  • Cardinal Sarah against the dictatorship of noise

    Cardinal Sarah against the dictatorship of noise

    In a new book, Cardinal Robert Sarah warns against equating silence with simply staying quiet: Silence is the manifestation of a presence, “the most intense of all presences.” The cardinal says modern man is capable of all sorts of noise, all sorts of wars, and so many solemn false statements, in an infernal chaos, because he has excluded God from his life.

    READ MORE
  • Cardinal-watch: Maradiaga bashes Burke, as Benedict lauds Sarah

    Cardinal-watch: Maradiaga bashes Burke, as Benedict lauds Sarah

    While the coordinator of the pope’s ‘C9’ council of cardinal advisers has dismissed American Cardinal Raymond Burke as a ‘disappointed man’ upset with his loss of power, emeritus Pope Benedict XVI has defended Cardinal Robert Sarah of Guinea as someone with whom the Church’s liturgy is in “good hands.”

    READ MORE
  • Cardinal Sarah: True liturgy is a reflection of heaven

    Cardinal Sarah: True liturgy is a reflection of heaven

    In a speech given to the 18th Cologne International Liturgical Conference, Cardinal Robert Sarah said both the ordinary and extraordinary forms of the liturgy should bring to the faithful “the beauty of the liturgy, its sacredness, the silence, the recollection, the mystical dimension, and adoration.”

    READ MORE

Most Read

Latest Stories