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God or Nothing

April 22nd, 2016, Promulgated by Diane Harris

God or Nothing coverThe title is a statement, not a question.  Robert Cardinal Sarah, Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, knows exactly the choice and is able to lead us deeply in faith.  The endorsements on the back cover could hardly be more credible or more promising: Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, Raymond Cardinal Burke, Walter Cardinal Brandmüller, Most Reverend Carlo Maria Viganò (retiring Apostolic Nuncio to the U.S.) et al.

My copy arrived this morning and I am delighted to have the opportunity to read, absorb and share.  The only thing better would be to explore the thoughts and conclusions with others who are also interested.  So, if you want to participate in some on-line discussion here on Cleansing Fire about thoughts and reactions on reading “God or Nothing”, make a comment or send me an email on the staff contact link.  To give others a chance to order the book and to begin reading, I am thinking of beginning on or right after Pentecost, and asking the Holy Spirit for enlightenment in our reading.  What do you think?

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2 Responses to “God or Nothing”

  1. avatar snowshoes says:

    Excellent idea, I’ll order it tout de suite.

  2. avatar Diane Harris says:

    Chapter 1

    I don’t know if anyone else is interested in offering comments or review on this book, but feel free to begin! I am half way through the book, and found Cardinal Sarah’s description of his early years in Guinea amazing … leaving home so young to study in the seminary, how hard it must have been on his parents, the commitment to what really matters, and the extraordinary role of the Holy Ghost Fathers in his training and encouragement. How amazingly God works to find this young boy in such a remote area, and give him a vocation that lifted him to Cardinal in the Vatican.

    I was also struck how God protects His own, and their mission. Prime example was how the dictator and his aide, with the plan to kill then-Bishop Sarah already in writing, and one breaks a leg and the other dies, removing the evil they had comtemplated! Praise God!

    Addenda: LifeSite News has carried some comments made by Cardinal Sarah at the Prayer Breakfast in Washington D.C. https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/vatican-cardinal-u.s.-bathroom-battle-is-part-of-insidious-war-against-huma

    Summary of Cardinal Sarah’s background is on the Prayer Breakfast site here: https://catholicprayerbreakfast.com/speaker/his-eminence-robert-cardinal-sarah/

    Other thoughts?

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