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Podcast: A ‘slap in the face’ for Cardinal Sarah

Cardinal Robert Sarah's comments have caused a liturgical earthquake (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

It was a turbulent week for the Church this week when a row erupted following Cardinal Sarah’s comments during a conference in London, during which he urged priests to start celebrating Mass ad orientum causing emotive and sometimes acrimonious debate amongst commentators.

But in his article for the Fr Mark Drew thinks we can reach a compromise. I telephoned him to find out more. Enjoy!

0:58 Fr Mark Drew gives a run down of recent events

2:18 A slap in the face for Cardinal Sarah

2:48 How did the early church really celebrate the Eucharist?

5:45 How do priests feel about Cardinal Sarah’s invitation?

8:04 What does this fall out tell us about the leadership of Pope Francis?

8:30 An astonishing statement from the Vatican press office

10:54 Is the Vatican engaging in double standards

12:50 What will happen next?

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