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Sarah: Altars of St Peter’s Are Condemned To Death

Cardinal Sarah asks Francis to withdraw his recent anti-Mass-decree for St Peter's. Writing on Sandro Magister’s blog, Sarah explicitly adds his voice to those of Cardinals Burke, Müller, and Brandmüller.

For him, the rules “violate common sense as much as they do the laws of the Church.” Sarah supports the evident theological position that a concelebrated Mass reduces the gift of grace compared to several individual Masses.

He notices “violence” in the wording of Francis' ukase which brutally demands that individual celebrations be “suppressed." Sarah doesn't notice a “welcoming spirit” for priests who used to be able to celebrate in St Peter’s for centuries.

The cardinal observes that the coronavirus makes it less prudent to concelebrate, and the provincial nature of the decision which imposes that all concelebrations are to be executed only in Italian and in the Novus Ordo.

Sarah reminds that all altars in Saint Peter's contain the relics of Saints but now it's no longer possible to celebrate on these altars, “In this way, such altars are almost condemned to death” and reduced to "mere works of art."

“Those altars, instead, must live, and their life is the daily celebration of the Holy Mass,” Sarah teaches the obvious.

Picture: Robert Sarah © Mazur, CC BY-NC-ND, #newsMbwurseuyn

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John A Cassani
If this is not reversed, it will only be a matter of time until St. Peter’s effectively becomes a museum. I can recall the times I’ve set foot in Westminster Abbey and St. Paul’s in London. They have tombs where altars should be (or where they once were, in the case of Westminster Abbey), and they are essentially movie sets where one might perform religious rites. There is no spiritual life. …More
If this is not reversed, it will only be a matter of time until St. Peter’s effectively becomes a museum. I can recall the times I’ve set foot in Westminster Abbey and St. Paul’s in London. They have tombs where altars should be (or where they once were, in the case of Westminster Abbey), and they are essentially movie sets where one might perform religious rites. There is no spiritual life. This may well be the fate of St. Peter’s, but it must be fought, tooth and nail.
Tree
Cardinal Sarah writes that "the gift of grace is reduced" in a Mass concelebrated by a number of priests
J G Tasan
I do agree with him!
Tesa
Card. Sarah: If directive suppressing "individual" Masses in St. Peter's is a trial balloon, as Brandmüller has hypothesized, "it becomes even more necessary that we bishops, the priests, and the holy people of God all make our voices heard respectfully."