Thursday, March 5, 2015
MORE GOOD NEWS FROM THE HOLY SPIRIT'S PICK FOR THE CONGREGATION OF DIVINE WORSHIP: CARDINAL ROBERT SARAH
However, the last time I checked there are only two higher sources in the Holy See, the current Pope, Pope Francis (Pope Benedict has made it clear that his resignation was of his own free-will, so he isn't the pope anymore, just the pope-emeritus) and the Holy Spirit. Who panned Piero Marini? It would seem to be one of these two higher sources, Pope Francis realized he wasn't the man for the job or the Holy Spirit intervened and convinced Pope Francis that he wasn't the man for the job.
Who did the Holy Spirit pick, I mean, Pope Francis pick? It was Cardinal Robert Sarah who has impressed us already about his excellent Afro-centric Catholic morality as it concerns sexuality and marriage and now he is impressing us with his theology of the liturgy which seems to be very much in line with Pope Benedict's! This is wonderful news to say the least!
The post below this one gives some insights into how Cardinal Sarah will lead the CDW, but a commenter at praytell, Stanislaus Kosala, gives some other wonderful insights:
1. Cardinal Sarah appeared at the publication event of the proceedings of the Sacra Liturgia Conference which promoted the reform of the reform. (Alcuin Reid was one of the main organizers of this event and himself was present there)
2. Sarah seems close to the French Community of St. Martin which is very reform of the reform. (Cardinal Siri was one of its founders)
3. Sarah has decried liturgical deviations which occurred as a result of misinterpretation of the spirit of the council.
4. It seems that in his new book, Cardinal Sarah decries novelties and experimentation in the liturgy and praises Ratzinger’s book “Spirit of the Liturgy.” He is also visiting a parish in Paris tomorrow where the extraordinary form is celebrated.