Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Good things from Cardinal Sarah

In case you missed this article when it appeared last June here it is for your edification.

There is much to admire here.  How he remains gracious and patient under such a whirlwind of abuse (most of it at a Junior High school level) is an inspiring example for this writer.

It begins like this:

A growing crowd wants Cardinal Robert Sarah’s head on a platter. Open a liberal Catholic periodical and you are likely to find a call for the dismissal of the Guinean cardinal who heads the Vatican’s Congregation for Divine Worship: “It’s past time for [Pope Francis] to replace Cardinal Sarah” (Maureen FiedlerNational Catholic Reporter); “New wine might be needed at the Congregation for Divine Worship” (Christopher Lamb, the Tablet); “Curia officials who refuse to get with Francis’s programme should leave. Or the Pope should send them somewhere else” (Robert MickensCommonweal); “Francis must put his foot down. Cardinals like Robert Sarah … may feel that with a papacy heading in the wrong direction, foot-dragging is a duty. But that does not mean Francis has to put up with them” (The Editors, the Tablet).
Sarah was not always treated as the most dangerous man in Christendom. When he was appointed to his post by Pope Francis in 2014, he enjoyed the goodwill even of those who criticise him today. Mickens described him as “unambitious, a good listener and, despite showing a clear conservative side since coming to Rome … a ‘Vatican II man’ ”. Lamb was told by his sources that Sarah was someone liberals could like, the kind of bishop who was sympathetic to “inculturation”. John Allen summed up the consensus around the Vatican: Sarah was a low-profile bishop, “warm, funny and modest”.
All that changed on October 6, 2015, the third day of the contentious synod on the family. The synod fathers were riven by the seemingly competing demands of reaching out to people who felt stigmatised by the Church’s sexual teaching and boldly proclaiming truth to a hostile world. In what has come to be known as the “apocalyptic beasts” speech, Sarah insisted that both were possible. “We are not contending against creatures of flesh and blood,” he told his brother bishops. “We need to be inclusive and welcoming to all that is human.” But the Church must still proclaim the truth in the face of two great challenges. “On the one hand, the idolatry of Western freedom; on the other, Islamic fundamentalism: atheistic secularism versus religious fanaticism.”

                                                      Read the whole article.

One editorial note.  In the Cardinal's description of the two forces working to destroy the Church he sadly fails to add the third, the one that is indeed the absolutely greatest threat, Judeo-Masonry.  This threat has been in operation one way or another since before there was any such thing as a Muslim.  But to speak of this is to break one of the great taboos, and most Churchmen prefer to remain silent about it.

When they break that silence the healing of the Church will begin in earnest.


TLM said...

Cardinal Sarah would make the GREATEST Pope, yes? OK......I'm dreaming
some of my 'fantasy dreams' again, but hey, if they keep me sane through all of this Catholic diabolic insanity, why can't I dream? And maybe incorporate them into my desperate prayers to Our Precious Lord to please hurry this Satanic road show up to finally meet the heal of Our Blessed Mother that will CRUSH HIS HEAD!!

Aged parent said...

Yes, it would be interesting to see a man like Sarah as Pope. You know who would be great, too ? Cardinal Bechara Rai from the Middle East. A truly great man.

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