- Dec 11, 2019
Guinean Cardinal Robert Sarah, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments, said the people who portray him as an opponent of Pope Francis are being used by the devil to help divide the Church.
The day after Ash Wednesday was hectic in Rome, with Bishop Robert Barron receiving an honorary doctorate, the Vatican hosting an interfaith summit on the UN sustainable development goals, Cardinal Robert Sarah promoting silence, and the run-up to the Synod on the Amazon gathering steam.
The Vatican announced Wednesday that Pope St. Paul VI’s feast day will be celebrated annually on May 29 as an optional memorial.
Reminding bishops, pastors and Catholics around the world that all Latin-rite Catholics should celebrate the feast of Mary, Mother of the Church on the Monday after Pentecost this year, Cardinal Robert Sarah said the celebration should take precedence over any other possible liturgy that day.
As a thought experiment, ponder who might be the candidate of center-right cardinals in a future papal election. How about Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston?
One of the Catholic Church’s most outspoken leaders urged a rapt audience in St. Michael’s Cathedral to embrace silence and be alert to the danger of filling their days with constant news and distraction.