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  • Cardinal Sarah says Vatican may still “impose” translations in the liturgy

    Cardinal Sarah says Vatican may still “impose” translations in the liturgy

    Although a new document issued by Pope Francis says bishops’ conferences now have control over the process of translating the liturgy, Cardinal Robert Sarah says that Vatican approval “is by no means a formality.” The head of the Congregation for Worship added translations of certain words and phrases may still be “imposed” to ensure conformity with the Latin original before a liturgical translation can be used.

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  • Backlash over Martin’s LGBT book prompts speech cancellations

    Backlash over Martin’s LGBT book prompts speech cancellations

    Following the publication of his book on outreach to LGBT Catholics, Jesuit priest Father James Martin has been disinvited from various speaking engagements. Most recently, an invitation to speak at Theological College at the Catholic University of America has been rescinded.

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  • Despite wing-clipping, Sarah not going quiet in defense of tradition

    Although Cardinal Robert Sarah of Guinea arguably just had his wings clipped, as Pope Francis recently transferred a share of his Vatican department’s control over translating liturgical texts to local bishops, a major address he gave on Thursday suggests that if anyone expects Sarah to go quiet, they can forget it — and equally, if anyone expects him to go to war against the boss, they can forget that too.

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  • Latin Mass fans celebrate 10-year anniversary, without pope

    Latin Mass fans celebrate 10-year anniversary, without pope

    At a conference Thursday marking the 10th anniversary of Pope Benedict XVI’s decree liberalizing use of the Latin Mass, the meeting organizer, Father Vincenzo Nuara, didn’t even mention Francis in his opening remarks. The current pope was mentioned in passing by the second speaker, and ignored entirely by the third.

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  • Vatican cardinal critiques Jesuit Martin on homosexuality

    Vatican cardinal critiques Jesuit Martin on homosexuality

    Cardinal Robert Sarah, head of the Vatican’s Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, has published an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal arguing that the Church cannot back down on its teachings on chastity, especially when it comes to the LGBT community. Jesuit Father James Martin, author of a new book on the Catholic Church and the LGBT community, says that Sarah has missed an opportunity to build a bridge between the two communities.

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  • 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?

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