Cardinal Sarah’s Request to Priests

You may have heard of Cardinal Sarah’s request to priests. Cardinal Sarah is the Prefect for the Congregation for Divine Worship. He is encouraging priests to face Ad Orientem (toward the Liturgical East) meaning facing away from the congregation. This was the position of the priest at the altar from time immorial. Here is an article about the Cardinal’s comments. Our own Monsignor Pope has written an article about this proposal.  Although, sympathetic to the proprosal, it is difficult for individual priests to begin doing this without a broader accpetance in the Church. Here is Monsignor Pope’s article.

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