Cardinal Robert Sarah

Cardinal Sarah says he has ‘never opposed the pope’ in first interview since stepping down

By Hannah Brockhaus, Catholic News Agency, March 10, 2021 Cardinal Robert Sarah on Wednesday rejected claims that he and Pope Francis are enemies, in his first interview since stepping down from his Vatican post. In an interview with an Italian newspaper published March 10, the Guinean... read more

Pope Francis Removes Conservative African Cardinal From Vatican Post

Cardinal Robert Sarah of Guinea is often mentioned as a possible future pontiff. [But] Cardinal Sarah was considered out of step with Pope Francis’ approach to liturgy, homosexuality and relations with the Muslim world .ROME— Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Cardinal Robert Sarah... read more

US bishops adjust liturgical translation following concern of CDW

Denver Newsroom, February 8, 2021 / 08:01 pm MT (CNA).- The US bishops' conference last week decreed that in the translation of the conclusion of collects in the Roman Missal, “one” is to be omitted before “God”. The conclusions will now read “God, for ever and ever”. The decision... read more

Preparing Now for What the Future May Hold

By Peter Kwasniewski, OnePeterFive, January 27, 2021 In my article “Have There Been Worse Crises Than This One?,” I explained why I believe the Church is in a crisis second to none in her history—a crisis of unique gravity. The question on the minds of many is this: What might happen... read more
A priest offers a parishioner the Eucharist by hand.

Vatican Upholds Bishop Over Reception of Communion on Tongue

Archbishop Roche cited a letter sent in August by the congregation’s prefect, Robert Cardinal Sarah, in which the cardinal wrote: “in times of difficulty, Bishops and Episcopal Conferences can give provisional norms which must be obeyed." National Catholic Register, December 12, 2020 ... read more

“Virtual” Mass never substitutes in-person participation

In a Letter to the Presidents of Episcopal Conferences, the Congregation for Divine Worship affirms the necessity of a return to the normality of Christian life, where the health care crisis permits, saying that assisting at a virtual Mass cannot be compared to the physical presence of the... read more

Cardinal Sarah: Corona crisis has laid bare ‘insidious disease’ of Church thinking she’s a ‘worldly institution’

The Cardinal said it’s time for the Church to return to preaching about eternal life. By Jeanne Smits, LifeSite News, Wednesday May 20, 2020 “The Church has messages for this world, but only because she has the keys to the other world.” With these words, Cardinal Robert Sarah, prefect... read more

Vatican liturgy chief: COVID-19 victims have ‘inalienable right’ to sacraments

LifeSite News, April 14, 2020 ‘No one has the right to deprive a sick or dying person of the spiritual assistance of a priest. It is an absolute and inalienable right.’ A top Vatican cardinal stated that the coronavirus, “a microscopic virus, has brought this world to its knees,” a... read more

Cardinal Sarah: The Priesthood Today ‘Is in Mortal Danger’

In an exclusive English-language interview, the African cardinal discusses his new book, the status of the Catholic priesthood, and addresses those who say he opposes Pope Francis. By Edward Pentin, National Catholic Register, February 8, 2020 Cardinal Robert Sarah has made a further... read more

Cardinal Sarah Calls For End to ‘Sterile Controversy’ Over Celibacy Book

The Vatican cardinal urges the faithful to cease discussing ‘ridiculous side issues’ over the book and to read the ‘essential question’ it covers instead. By Edward Pentin, National Catholic Register, January 27, 2020 Cardinal Robert Sarah has given a robust defense of his and... read more

Bishop Schneider defends Cardinal Sarah for his ‘heroic’ book on priestly celibacy

‘One might say that the intervention of Cardinal Sarah has provoked, so to speak, the anger of hell.’ By Diane Montagna, LifeSite News, January 14, 2020 Bishop Athanasius Schneider is speaking out in strong support of Cardinal Robert Sarah for his new book with Benedict XVI defending... read more
Cardinal Schönborn (Vienna)

Cardinal Schönborn: I Haven’t Read About Criticisms of the Synod