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Thursday, October 15, 2015

Cardinal Sarah's Intervention at the Synod

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Pope Pius XIII? Pope Pius XIII?
This just in from Aleteia.com: “Two newly released interventions by Synod Fathers offer insight into the gravest threats facing the family today, and unite in calling for a rediscovery of the beauty of Christian family life and the transforming power of the Gospel….

“Cardinal Sarah serves as the Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments. On Monday he released jointly to Aleteia and the National Catholic Register the intervention he delivered at the opening general congregations of the Synod.

“What Nazi-Fascism and Communism were in the twentieth century, Western homosexual and abortion ideologies and Islamic fanaticism are today,” the Cardinal said in his strongly-worded intervention. “The church must promote a true “epiphany of the Family,” he added, “…for the marriage crisis is essentially a crisis of God, but also a crisis of faith…” Also on October 10, Aleteia spoke with the Cardinal Sarah following a meeting of the bishops of Africa. The Guinean cardinal voiced his concern about three controversial paragraphs being included in the Instrumentum laboris, saying that by retaining the paragraphs which did not receive a two-thirds majority at last year’s meeting, he believes “there is an agenda they are trying to impose.” READ FULL REPORT HERE

REMNANT COMMENT: Rumor has it that Pope Francis is still considering the papal abdication option at some point down the road. We heartily encourage the Holy Father to explore that option, sooner rather than later in fact. And, by the way, perhaps it is time for a black pope.  Can there be much doubt that the Church would be in better hands were Cardinal Sarah sitting in Peter's chair?


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