Cardinal Robert Sarah

“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 Sarah letters prove Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI knowingly collaborated on celibacy book.

By Nicole Winfield, Crux, January 14, 2020 ROME - The Vatican cardinal who co-authored a bombshell book with Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI reaffirming priestly celibacy on Tuesday strongly denied he manipulated the retired pope into publishing. Guinean Cardinal Robert Sarah, who heads the... read more

In surprise, Benedict openly defends clerical celibacy as Francis considers married priests

By Joshua J. McElwee, National Catholic Reporter, January 12, 2020VATICAN CITY — Retired Pope Benedict XVI has coauthored a new book defending the Catholic Church's practice of a celibate priesthood, in a shocking move that comes as Pope Francis is considering the possibility of allowing older,... read more

Cardinal Sarah: Nigerians killed by the Islamic State are “martyrs”

Maiduguri, Nigeria, Jan 2, 2020 / 12:00 pm (CNA).- African Church leaders have responded to the reported Dec. 26 execution of 11 Nigerian Christians by a terrorist group affiliated with the Islamic State. The priest’s comments referred to a Dec. 26 video depicting militants beheading 10... read more

Debunking the myth that today’s Communion in the hand revives an ancient custom

[Peter Kwasniewski was the featured speaker at the Catholic Citizens of Illinois Forum Luncheon on June 14, 2019] By Peter Kwasniewski, LifeSite News, November 26, 2019 Last week, on November 21, the feast of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Cardinal Müller and Cardinal Sarah... read more

Cardinal Sarah Rebukes the Clergy: Without Prayer, Your Works Are in Vain

By Jonathan Coe, OnePeterFive, November 26, 2019 The Day Is Now Far Spent Cardinal Robert Sarah with Nicolas Diat Ignatius Press 385 pages $16.96 paperback, $12.97 e-book The new book by Cardinal Robert Sarah with Nicholas Diat, The Day Is Now Far Spent, brims with wisdom and understanding,... read more
Cardinal Schönborn (Vienna)

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