Yearning For Death: Eastern Cardinal Eager to Repeat Fatal Mistakes of Western Church

The use of modern Arabic - instead of Syriac - in the liturgies of the Chaldean Church "is not" a betrayal of Tradition and responds to a "missionary vocation" of announcing the Gospel to “men and women of the present time,” Chaldean Patriarch Louis Raphaël Sako, 73, imagines (, January 25).

For years, the Chaldean liturgy has been undergoing a controversial “updating” which led to the publication of an Arabic Missal. Sako falsely claims the need of a constant adaptation of the liturgy to “the needs of the time” that has "always" marked the path of the Catholic Church and has [allegedly] been "authoritatively" re-proposed by the teachings of the Vatican II disaster.

His polemics prove that Sako is insecure: “Super Chaldeans may not yet be aware that the world has changed.” Only: "The world" is not the benchmark for the Church's liturgy.

Confusing liturgy with catechetics, he argues that many Chaldeans know neither Syriac nor Chaldean adding that many non-Christians including Muslims show an interest in the Chaldean liturgies and have a "right to understand" what they hear - as if the liturgy were about "transmitting information."

Sako's claims that he “knows how to distinguish between the original essential dates of the Chaldean liturgy and the artificial (sic!) elements that have been added in the course of history" - is the same slogan used to introduce apostasy from Bible and Tradition in falling apart Council Church.

He also uses Francis’ cliches like "avoiding nostalgia for the past” and “carrying forward” the Church on her “journey” - as if repeating yesterday's mistakes would produce progress.

In the light of what happened to the Council Church, Sako's statements can not be outdone in stupidity.

Picture: Louis Raphaël Sako © wikicommons, CC BY-SA, #newsJkecnmlwbw

"...announcing the Gospel to “men and women of the present time,” ---because modern people no longer speak Syriac, amirite? Yeah, no. If he truly believes he has a "missionary vocation" to use the liturgical language of Allah, he should simply convert to Islam and be done with it.
HerzMariae shares this
They’re coming for the eastern rite Catholic churches too: Head of the Chaldean Catholic Church advocates use of Arabic in liturgy
Angelo Santelli
Idiot; bafoonah. Remarkably ignorant. I know Antiochean Orthodox who look at any change in tradition as the sign of the devil. They are far closer to the truth than colon compromised Jorge.
It was a foreign dead language used by the the Roman Rite that so successfully converted the world, the vernacular rites stayed local to the region. Ok now these rites have emigrated with the people and will now suffer the same suicidal bad fruit of changing the liturgy as warned by Pius XII.
@Louis IX Yes, and it might not be a "blunder" at all, more "inter-faith ecumenical outreach with our Abrahamic brothers."
Louis IX
I think you're on to something.
Y'think? ;-) Well, actually you just did that. :D This sort of pandering is nothing unique. You're in Murrica, just look at how Spanish is being turned into a de facto second language and, in some places, the ONLY language.
Louis IX
Isn’t Arabic the sacred language of Islam? This may be an ecumenical blunder.
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Vernacular language in Chaldean liturgy
atreverse pensar
The faithful have never asked for these changes.