Cardinal Sarah warns against softening Christ’s teaching on marriage

Addressing the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia, Cardinal Robert Sarah warned against softening Catholic teaching on marriage and family life and said that repentance is the beginning of individual healing.

“The heart of the devil’s lie is this: ‘God wants to limit you. He does not want to see your life fulfilled. So fulfill yourself as you decide is best’,” said the prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, according to a National Catholic Register report.

Cardinal Robert Sarah, centre, leaves the concluding session of the extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the family at the Vatican in October 2014. Photo: CNS/Paul Haring
Cardinal Robert Sarah, centre, leaves the concluding session of the extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the family at the Vatican in October 2014. Photo: CNS/Paul Haring

“Even members of the Church can be tempted to soften Christ’s teaching on marriage and the family,” he continued.

“All those wounded by personal sin and the sin of others — the divorced, the separated, those who have cohabitated, who get closed in on themselves and those in same-sex unions — can and must find in the Church a place for regeneration without any finger pointed at them.”

-CWN