Cardinal Sarah: Under the Eyes of the Barbarians

March 02, 2019

The Prefect of the Congregation for the Divine Cult and the Discipline of the Sacraments has just announced the upcoming publication of his book on March 20, 2019: after God or Nothing and The Power of Silence, Evening Approaches and the Day Is Now Far Spent is an analysis of “the profound spiritual, moral and political crisis in the contemporary world.”

“I am pleased to announce the release in France —on 20 March —of my new book with Nicolas Diat,” announced Cardinal Robert Sarah on his Facebook page on February 15, 2019. 

“Disowned by Pope Francis,” on the issue of the adaptation of liturgical translations that are now up to the episcopal conferences, as Nicolas Senèze recalled in La Croix on October 22, 2017, the high-ranking Guinean prelate has remained quite silent since.

Is it the dissensions in the highest ranks of the Church on doctrine and the priesthood, or the many cases of abuse being revealed that moved him to come out of his silence? At any rate, Cardinal Sarah declares, “This book will be the most important. For I consider that the decadence of our time has all the faces of mortal peril.”

Here is an extract:

At the root of the collapse of the Western world, there is a cultural and identity crisis. The West no longer knows who it is, because it no longer knows or wants to know who made it, who built it, as it was and as it is. Many countries are ignorant of their history today. This self-suffocation naturally leads to a decadence that opens the doors to new barbarian civilizations.