Pope Francis to take Cardinal Sarah's place in opening the academic year at John Paul II Institute

Critics have suggested that the John Paul II Institute is being quietly changed under new leadership Pope Francis will open the academic year at the John Paul II Institute in Rome, in a schedule change that will see him replace Cardinal Sarah. The news of the pontiff’s substitution for Sarah comes just weeks after Francis chose… Continue reading Pope Francis to take Cardinal Sarah's place in opening the academic year at John Paul II Institute

Cardinal Nichols discourages priests from celebrating Mass ad orientem

Cardinal Vincent Nichols has written to priests in Westminster diocese discouraging them from celebrating Mass facing east. He issued the message to clergy days after the Vatican’s liturgy chief Cardinal Robert Sarah invited priests to celebrate Mass ad orientem from Advent onwards. Cardinal Sarah was speaking at a liturgical conference in London. Following Cardinal Robert… Continue reading Cardinal Nichols discourages priests from celebrating Mass ad orientem

These African pastors want to maintain Christ's love, and truth, at the synod

Ten prelates from Africa have stood up against a pastoral approach to new challenges to marriage and the family that would effectively modify the Church’s doctrine, by writing essays for a book meant to be a “contribution to the Synod onf the Family by African pastors.” This is the subtitle of Christ’s New Homeland –… Continue reading These African pastors want to maintain Christ's love, and truth, at the synod

'Africa will save the family' – one cardinal's prediction on the Church's future

The African cardinal who heads the Vatican’s Congregation for Divine Worship has high hopes for the Church on his continent – he believes that it can bring about the renewal of the family across the globe. “I have absolute confidence in African culture,” Cardinal Robert Sarah told the Catholic weekly La Croix du Benin. “I… Continue reading 'Africa will save the family' – one cardinal's prediction on the Church's future