|An Interview with Cardinal Arinze|
|Written by Sherry|
|Thursday, 25 October 2007 12:08|
Our local diocesan paper interviewed the Cardinal while he was in town last month and Catholic is running the whole interview here. Cardinal Arinze, is currently serving as Prefect of the Congregation of Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments
Be sure and read the whole thing but are a few excerpts:
CCH: What should be the primary focus for Catholics: evangelization, the culture of life vs. the culture of death, the sanctity of marriage?
CARDINAL ARINZE: All of these you have mentioned are serious concerns for the church worldwide. If you would allow me to put it in one word, it is evangelization; to carry out the mission Christ gave the church through his apostles. He said to them, "As my father sent me, I also send you." He also said to them, "All power is given to me on heaven and earth. Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations. Baptize them. Teach them to observe whatever I have said to you." So, that's the mission of the church. It is always urgent.
One particular aspect may need more attention at a particular time. For if you ask me what would be most urgent, I would say the prayer life in the Church is very important. That has no substitute, so that remains a priority. But also, of course, the areas you mentioned remain very important.
Our faith is not based on theories or opinions. Our faith is based on a solid rock of God’s revelation: the holy Scripture, the tradition of the church, the teaching of the church which is alive in every age.
The church does not live in the museum. The church is alive today. Be with that church.<