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In this fascinating autobiographical interview, one of the most prominent and outspoken Catholic Cardinals gives witness to his Christian faith and comments on many current controversial issues. The mission of the Church, the joy of the gospel, the “heresy of activism”, and the definition of marriage are among the topics he discusses with wisdom and eloquence.
Robert Cardinal Sarah grew up in Guinea, West Africa. Inspired by the missionary priests who made great sacrifices to bring the Faith to their remote village, his parents became Catholics. Robert discerned a call to the priesthood and entered the seminary at a young age, but due to the oppression of the Church by the government of Guinea, he continued his education outside of his homeland. He studied in France and nearby Senegal. Later he obtained a licentiate in theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, followed by a licentiate in Sacred Scripture at the Studium Biblicum Franciscanum of Jerusalem.
At the age of thirty-four he became the youngest Bishop in the Catholic Church when John Paul II appointed him the Archbishop of Conakry, Guinea, in 1979. His predecessor had been imprisoned by the Communist government for several years, and when Archbishop Sarah was targeted for assassination John Paul II called him to Rome to be Secretary of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples. In 2010 Pope Benedict XVI named him Cardinal and appointed him Prefect of the Pontifical Council Cor Unum. Pope Francis made him Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments in 2014.
Number of Pages: 400
Vendor: Ignatius Press
|Publication Date: 2015|
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forgivenfloridaGender: female5 Stars Out Of 5God or NothingOctober 19, 2017forgivenfloridaGender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5All I can say is "Wow!" This well-considered, prayerfully reflected, and Holy Spirit inspired book brings "dunamis" to a culture that has and is drifting away from the Life offered through the shed Blood of Jesus Christ. This is counter today's popular culture of "me first" individualism, blind tolerance of evil in all its forms, and false worship--from sports/games to environment/animal rights/feminism, etc.--which may have some value, but have been raised to a point of idolatry.
I am reminded of the first Commandment: "I am the Lord your God; I will have no strange gods (idols) before Me."
Cardinal Sarah begins with his testimony of conversion and then proceeds to discuss in the Light of Scripture many of the societal traps and deceptions of these times. In "God or Northing" the shrouds that cover these deceptions are being discarded in the Light, and are being shown for what they truly are.
Thank God for this inspired writing.