Secretary of the Congregation for Divine Worship

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

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

Communion in the hand vs. Communion on the tongue

By Mathew Schmalz, March 19, 2015 What is it about Communion in the hand versus Communion on the tongue? I’ve been in a lot of Catholic contexts, and nothing — apart from typical hot-button issues like abortion and gay marriage — seems to provoke such a strong reaction. Advocates of... 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