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Cardinal Sarah's Cri de Coeur: The Catholic Church has lost its sense of the sacred

Discussion in 'One Bread, One Body - Catholic' started by Michie, Sep 23, 2019.

  1. Michie

    Michie Human rights begin in the womb. Supporter

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    Stabat Mater Jesus Christ conquers! Supporter

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    What a fine cardinal this is. A true man of God.
     
  3. Halbhh

    Halbhh Everything You say is Life to me Supporter

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    Another group, of many such, of valuable and good insights from Sarah.

    The profound crisis that the Church is experiencing in the world and especially in the West is the fruit of the forgetting of God. If our first concern is not God, then everything else collapses. At the root of all crises, anthropological, political, social, cultural, geopolitical, there is the forgetting of the primacy of God. As Pope Benedict XVI said during his meeting with the world of culture at the Collège des Bernardins on Sept. 12, 2008, “The ‘quaerere Deum’ — ‘searching for God,’ the fact of being attentive to the essential reality of God is the central axis on which all civilization and culture is built. What founded the culture of Europe — the search for God and the willingness to let oneself be found by him, to listen to him — still remains today the foundation of every true culture and the indispensable condition for the survival of our humanity. For the refusal of God or a total indifference towards him is fatal for man.”

    Isn't this so true! Without God, culture is a descent into increasing darkness.
     
  4. Halbhh

    Halbhh Everything You say is Life to me Supporter

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    There a lot in this article!

    Another very helpful insight:

    "If in the liturgy we no longer put God at the center, then neither do we put him at the center of the Church. In celebrating the liturgy, the Church goes back to its source. All its raison d’être is to turn to God, to direct all eyes towards the cross. If it does not, it puts itself at the center; it becomes useless. I believe that the loss of orientation, of this gaze directed towards the cross, is symbolic of the root of the Church’s crisis. ..."
     
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    I had mentioned to my wife that I was going to get his new book in a few weeks, since it just came out. I have a strong suspicion that it has been ordered as a surprise.
     
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    Better practice your surprised face.
     
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