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One of the few voices of reason at the Vatican is calling for priests to be more priestly and divest themselves from the goods of the world.
Cardinal Robert Sarah, the Vatican's liturgy chief, revealed his thoughts in a French magazine issued on Easter Sunday.
He discussed a few of the big issues facing the Church today, including priestly celibacy and the hijacking of the Church by modernist priests and bishops.
Sarah discussed last October's Amazon Synod — which brought more confusion, with pagan ceremonies at the Vatican and synod fathers pushing for married priests and female deacons — saying they used the plight of the poor to promote ideological projects:
They were not worried about the people of the Amazon, but disappointed because the Church, according to them, should have taken this opportunity to get in tune with the modern world. It was clear at that time that the Amazon question had been exploited.
He also mentioned the bishops of Germany who are jumping head-first into doctrinal separation from the Church, quoting Pope Benedict XVI as saying the Church of Germany is too rich and added: "With money, one is tempted to do everything — change revelation, create another Magisterium, a Church no longer 'one, holy, Catholic and apostolic,' but German."
But despite his high position in the Vatican and in light of the "profound crisis of the priesthood," it's left to wonder if he's being listened to.