Saturday, July 8, 2017

Cardinal Sarah: The Church is Unshakably Established -- Despite Noisy Popes

"Paradoxically, there have been many chatty theologians for many thousands of years, many noisy popes, many presumptuous, self-confident followers of the apostles. But the Church is unshakably established upon Peter, the rock, and Mount Golgotha. "
Robert Cardinal Sarah in his latest book "The Power of Silence: Against a Dictatorship of the Noise,"  Concept 40.
Image: Wikicommons
Trans: Tancred



Ana Milan said...

Let nothing disturb you,
Let nothing frighten you,
All things are passing away:
God never changes.
Patience obtains all things
Whoever has God lacks nothing;
God alone suffices.

-- St. Teresa of Avila.

JBQ said...

I have a lot of respect for Cardinal Sarah. However, this is a time of crisis for the Church. It is being torn apart in order to be remade. If he believes his words, then he is unfortunately naïve. The fingerprints of the devil are all over the Vatican in line with a dying statement by Paul VI.

Anonymous said...

AMEN. Thank you, Ana.


Thomas A said...

Sarah will be next to go. It'll be either Guinea again or the Holy Sepulchre. He won't have to pretend that Vatican II ever happened in either of those two appointments.

susan said...

He loves Vat his first book.

James said...

Please God - free us very soon from Pope Francis. Amen.

Blotto said...

I hope Cardinal Sarah doesn't forget himself the next time he meets the pope and starts off the conversation with "Now! About reintroducing the celebration of Mass ad orientem, Your Noisiness."

(I am admittedly assuming here that Pope Francis does occasionally come within earshot of the cardinal;that may not actually have happened since the fateful 2013 Conclave).

Savonarola said...

Does he include himself among the chatty theologians, noisy cardinals and presumptuous self-confident followers of the apostles? Sounds like he should?

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Tancred said...

You are certainly all those things, Savonarola.

Anonymous said...

The article is not about Savonarola. Non sequitur.

Tom A. said...

Francis perfectly illustrates the NO church. It was Benedict who hid the rot behind a thin veneer of orthodoxy.