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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Cardinal Sarah to Priests/Seminarians - Proclaim Truth of Gospel Esp About Abortion & Homosexuality or Face Divine Judgement

The more I read about Cardinal Sarah, the more I like what I see. As I previously reported, he has already made it clear to those who run the various Catholic charitable organizations that they need to be uphold Catholic teaching in all they say & do. Now he is making it clear that priests (& by implication, Bishops) MUST uphold authentic Catholic teaching. & that includes speaking out against abortion.

I can see why Papa Benedetto appointed him to head Cor Unum last year as well as made him a Cardinal. From what I see they are on the same page as far as dealing with the problems in the Catholic Church. Cardinal Sarah is not afraid to speak out or worry about who he offends. On 1 September 2010 Archbishop Sarah criticised Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s call for Islam to become the religion of all of Europe. He labelled it disrespectful to the Pope & Catholic Italy.

Cardinal Sarah is from Guinea. He was made Archbishop of Conakry in Guinea in 1979 at the age of 34. He was appointed Secretary of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples on 1 October 2001 by Blessed John Paul II.

I pray that Papa Benedetto will remain with us for many more years. But Cardinal Sarah is fast working his way onto my short list of those whom I would like to see succeed Papa Benedetto. Cardinal Burke is another. Can you imagine the fits Cardinal Sarah (or Cardinal Burke) would give to the social justice, false "Spirit of Vatican II" Catholycs out there if he was elected Pope?

July 25, 2011 ( - Cardinal Robert Sarah is warning that priests who fail in their duty to oppose the breakdown of morality in modern society, particularly pro-abortion and anti-family policies, will receive the condemnation of God.
In a sermon delivered on June 25 to seminarians of the Community of St. Martin, whom he was about to ordain to the priesthood and diaconate, Sarah admonished his listeners, “if we have fear of proclaiming the truth of the Gospel, if we are ashamed of denouncing the grave deviations in the area of morality, if we accommodate ourselves to this world of moral laxity and religious and ethical relativism, if we are afraid to energetically denounce the abominable laws regarding the new global ethos, regarding marriage, the family in all of its forms, abortion, laws in total opposition to the laws of nature and of God, and that the western nations and cultures are promoting and imposing thanks to the mass media and their economic power, then the prophetic words of Ezechiel will fall on us as a grave divine reproach.”
Sarah quoted the prophesy of Ezechiel found in chapter 34:2-4: “‘Son of man, prophesy against the pastors of Israel to pastor themselves. Should not the pastors feed the flock? You have been fed with milk, you have dressed yourselves with wool. You have not strengthened the weak lambs, cared for those who were sick, healed those who were injured. You have not restored those who have strayed, searched for those who were lost. But you have governed them with violence and hardness.’ (Ez. 34: 2-4)”
“These reproaches are serious, but more important is the offense that we have committed against God when, having received the responsibility of caring for the spiritual good of all, we mistreat souls by depriving them of the true teaching of the doctrine of regarding God, regarding man, and the fundamental values of human existence,” the cardinal added. Click here to read the entire sermon.
Cardinal Sarah, who was appointed to the presidency of the Pontifical Council Cor Unum in 2010, is overseeing a radical restructuring of the Catholic Church’s international development aid programs. These have been criticized for a secular mentality that ignores the spiritual needs of recipients, often promoting values that are opposed to Catholicism, including the legalization of abortion and homosexual unions.
In late May, Sarah gave an address to the Church’s largest coalition of aid organizations, Caritas Internationalis, in which he noted a “serious moral regression and gradual ‘silent apostasy’” in the western world. He also noted that foreign aid for Catholics “is not merely philanthropic and humanitarian assistance aimed at relieving a certain kind of distress, but also and above all it entails giving back to human persons all their dignity as children of God, and promoting an anthropology that also encompasses the religious dimension of human persons, namely their encounter with God.”
In his June 25 address, Sarah notes that in modern society “we no longer know what is evil and what is good. There are a multitude of points of view. Today, we call white what we once called black, and vice versa. What is serious, and make no mistake about it, is the transformation of error into a rule of life.
“In this context, as priests, pastors and guides of the People of God, you should be continuously focused on being always loyal to the doctrine of Christ. It is necessary for you to constantly strive to acquire the sensitivity of conscience, the faithful respect for dogma and morality, which constitute the deposit of faith and the common patrimony of the Church of Christ.”
Related Links:
Robert Cardinal Sarah, Address to ordinands of the Community of St. Martin, June 25, 2011
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