Thursday, June 8, 2017

CARDINAL SARAH'S REMARKS ARE A BIT OF A BOMBSHELL, WOULDN'T YOU SAY? AND AGAIN, THE GOOD CARDINAL ASKS FOR THE ORDINARY FORM WHAT I HAVE BEEN PROPOSING FOR YEARS, AD ORIENTEM AND KNEELING FOR HOLY COMMUNION, TWO OF THE MOST COMMON SENSICAL AND NON CONTROVERSIAL RENEWALS OF THE ORDINARY FORM OF THE MASS POSSIBLE!

(THE GOOD CARDINAL SOUNDS LIKE A PROPHET TO ME, ONE WHO SHOULD BE HEARD, RESPECTED AND FOLLOWED! HE CERTAINLY WOULD BE A GREAT SUCCESSOR TO THE THRONE OF SAINT PETER! HE SOUNDS LIKE A CARDINAL THAT FEARS NOTHING, NOT EVEN BEING DUMPED AS THE PREFECT FOR THE CONGREGATION FOR DIVINE WORSHIP. AND HE MAKES CLEAR, THAT POPE BENEDICT'S LITURGICAL VISION WILL EVENTUALLY WIN AND BE IMPLEMENTED! IT ALSO SEEMS TO ME THAT THE CARDINAL HAS MADE SOME NOT SO VEILED CRITIQUES OF THE CURRENT MAGISTERIUM "THESE PEOPLE DEMOLISH THE CHURCH AND ITS PROFOUND NATURE.)

 

Cardinal Sarah: Criticisms of Benedict XVI are ‘diabolical’



The cardinal said some criticisms of the former pope's preface to his latest book were 'diabolical and cover the Church with a mantle of sadness and shame'

Cardinal Robert Sarah has hit out at critics of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, accusing them of “vulgarity and baseness” in their criticisms of the former pope’s preface to the cardinal’s latest book.

“The arrogance, the violence of language, the disrespect and the inhuman contempt for Benedict XVI are diabolical and cover the Church with a mantle of sadness and shame,” Cardinal Sarah said.

“These people demolish the Church and its profound nature.”

In a preface to Cardinal Sarah’s book The Power of Silence: Against the Dictatorship of Noise, Benedict XVI wrote that Pope Francis deserves praise for appointing Cardinal Sarah to oversee the Church’s liturgy.

However, critics have accused the former pope of meddling in Church politics and trying to undermine Pope Francis.

“A Christian does not fight anyone,” Cardinal Sarah said. “A Christian has no enemy to defeat. Christ asks Peter to put his sword into his scabbard [Mt 26: 52-53]. This is the command of Christ to Peter, and it concerns every Christian worthy of the name.”

In a wide-ranging speech at the Sacra Liturgia conference in Milan, the cardinal also lamented the practice of receiving Communion standing and in the hand.

He cited how Pope John Paul II, even when he was “wracked with sickness”, always knelt in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament.

“He forced his broken body to kneel,” the cardinal said. “He needed the help of others to bend his knees, and again to stand. What more profound testimony could he give to the reverence due to the Blessed Sacrament than this, right up until his very last days.”

The Cardinal also quoted the words of St Teresa of Calcutta, who said: “Wherever I go in the whole world, the thing that makes me the saddest is watching people receive Communion in the hand.”

At his address to the Sacra Liturgia conference in London last year, Cardinal Sarah made headlines by proposing priests face east (ad orientem), urging as many as possible to do so starting at Advent.

This year, he reiterated his support for facing east, saying: “I have spoken many times about the importance of recovering this orientation, of facing east in the celebration of the liturgy today, and I maintain what I have said on those occasions.”

3 comments:

ByzRC said...

H.E. speaks the truth decisively and clearly. Would that the occupant of "Apostolic Palace" do the same. In his quest to demonstrate his perception of humility and make a "mess", H.H. has divided the church in an unprecedented way. Hopefully, someone like H.E., if not H.E., ultimately becomes his successor.

Ad Orientem is the game changer as so many, myself included, have said before. It puts our Lord first, not man. While elimination of reception in the hand is probably more easily achieved than enforcing kneeling, either would be welcomed.

At the end of the day, what was said regarding the statements against Benedict needed to be said. People need to grow up, act like adults, maintain decorum and extend due respect. Many, many people, myself included, liked Benedict, appreciated his teaching and looked forward to seeing how beautiful he made our church look. Liberalism/Progressivism, in whatever venue it rears its head, is always (and sadly) accompanied by an anger that I will never understand and creates my-way-or-the-highway divisions among the people.

Anonymous said...

What a breath of fresh air!!! To actually hear a bishop of the Catholic Church sounding like a bishop of the Catholic Church.

OMG I am so tired of hearing the convoluted drivel coming from Rome and from the pathetic bishops in Germany and Malta and Belgium and Chicago and Washington DC and Boston and From he who shall not be named.

Nobody is going to convince me that we are not in the midst of the final struggle between God and the Devil. It is clear to anyone who is honest that Satan (a REAL being.....for all you Jesuits out there) has been allowed by God to exercise near complete control over His Church.

Francis is NOT the Church and he is NOT above Divine Revelation. Nor is Kasper or Daneels or any of the other betrayers of the Faith that he surrounds himself with. No priest, bishop, nun, brother or lay person is above Divine Truth. Period....END OF STORY.

Faithful Catholics need to get really really serious about living the Faith. Pray the rosary, attend Mass and go to confession as much as possible. Fast and give good example.......and do not stay silent when someone in Holy Orders in the hierarchy is spreading error or heresy. IT IS NOT CHARITABLE TO REMAIN SILENT AND SUBMISSIVE TO ANYONE IN THE CHURCH WHO IS TEACHING ERROR, WHETHER IT BE DIRECT HERESY OR SILENCE WHEN OTHERS ARE SPREADING ERROR. You have a duty, like the saintly and heroic Cardinal Sarah to speak the truth and refuse to be intimidated or made to feel like you are the sinner because you dare to correct error.

Anonymous said...

Bee here:

During the last conclave, I was praying they would select Cardinal Sarah. Too bad. I would love if he were Pope.

God bless,
Bee