Cardinal Robert Sarah is said to have a clericalist view of ordination and the liturgy. (Photo: AFP)
The coronavirus pandemic has brought to light the great contributions contemporary Catholicism is making to humanity and the world.
Unfortunately, you won't find many of them in the field of liturgy or spirituality. At least not at the instigation of many of the Church's ordained ministers.
The shining stars of Catholicism in this time of crisis have been those persons and organizations that are explicitly dedicated to promoting and carrying out the Church's social teaching.
Almost universally, they have found ways to continue their ministry of service by feeding the hungry and giving material assistance to the homeless, the poor and the unemployed.