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Cardinal Sarah warns American audience against 'demonic ideology' that endangers family, faith

May 18, 2016

Cardinal Robert Sarah issued a dramatic warning against the breakdown of morality in a May 17 address to the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast in Washington, DC. 

"In your nation, God is being eroded, eclipsed, liquidated," Cardinal Sarah, the prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship. He remarked that in affluent nations, immoral behavior is not only tolerated by "even promoted as a social good."

"This is about defending ourselves, children and future generations from the demonic ideology that says children do not need mothers and fathers," the cardinal said. "I encourage you to truly make use of the freedom willed by your founding fathers, lest you lose it," Cardinal Sarah said.


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  • Posted by: AgnesDay - May. 19, 2016 12:20 PM ET USA

    This is a man who has spoken truth to power like no one since St. John Paul the Great. He is a hero, and we would do well to listen to him.

  • Posted by: Kansas Girl - May. 19, 2016 8:59 AM ET USA

    If only our U.S. bishops, and Pope Francis, would speak out like this.

  • Posted by: unum - May. 18, 2016 6:54 PM ET USA

    Well said by the Cardinal. I can only ask, "Where is the Church in America"? We get Bible studies from our priests instead homilies that address the reality of the Christian life in today's America. And, we get fund raising requests and diocesan news papers with pretty pictures from our bishops instead of teaching on how to live the gospel in today's America. Shepherds, your sheep are lost!

  • Posted by: - May. 18, 2016 5:38 PM ET USA

    i fully agree with Cardinal Sarah!!! No Catholic should even think of going along with the these demonic tendencies in our country. Transgenderism is "satanic" as are euthanasia, assisted suicide, abortion, and pornography.