Links for 05/31/16

As we get closer to the election, candidates will make their pitch to the editorial boards of various newspapers, seeking their endorsement. Donald Trump appears to have a lock on one such endorsement: has deemed him "wise" and "far-sighted." is the official state paper of North Korea.  

Cardinal Sarah, Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, tells the Catholic Herald that it is "essential" that the priest face liturgical east when celebrating Mass, that is, facing away from the people. Essential? The cardinal has a reputation for never spending much time in Rome. I am guessing it is a good thing he is on the road. 

At Vatican Insider, Rocco Buttiglione, who was very close to Pope John Paul II, says that Pope Francis' Amoris Laetitia is in clear continuity with the thought of John Paul II. Those who oppose the pope would have liked to have had Buttiglione say something different, but good for him for not caving. 

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