Tuesday, 25 November 2014

New Prefect of Divine Worship!

The Holy Father has appointed the new Prefect of the Congregation of Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, he is Robert Cardinal Sarah of Guinea in Africa. It seems now that this African will tell us a little about "what to do" in spite of some that wish they would not. Perhaps in this appointment, Pope Francis has sent a little message to a certain German and to the rest of us, the first being, "you were wrong" the second, "I have heard you."

His Eminence has distinguished himself throughout his priestly life. 

Courtesy of Rorate, here is a quote from Cardinal Sarah:

The spirit of the Council has at times been understood in a wrong way, as, for instance, in the temptation of making use of the criteria of the world to engage in dialogue with the world. I think in particular of liturgical deviations, of the downsizing of salvation to a temporal messianism, to an understanding of the Christian life as a sort of humanitarian commitment, to the foundation of social actions inspired by dialectic, and therefore losing the originality of the Christian message. But "opening up to the world" does not mean abolishing the contradiction between the Gospel and the world, nor to tone down the Christian message. It is rather to present to our world the message of the Gospel in all its purity. It is Christ who is the light of the world, as the Council affirms.

We can be thankful that His Eminence is a man of great faith and love for Christ and His Church.

May God bless him abundantly in his service to the liturgy and the sacraments.

Thank you Holy Father.

Deo gratias!

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