Cardinal Francis Arinze
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Articles & Addresses by Cardinal Arinze
"Horizontalism … Does Damage to Catholic Faith and Worship" - address given by Cardinal Francis Arinze at a colloquium to celebrate the golden jubilee of the Institut Supérieur de Liturgie of the Institut Catholique de Paris. (Address given Oct. 26, 2006).
Liturgical Roles In the Eucharistic Celebration | Francis Cardinal Arinze | From Celebrating the Holy Eucharist Ignatius Insight August 2006.
Liturgical Norms and Liturgical Piety. Address at Gateway Liturgical Conference. Saint Louis, Missouri, April 8, 2005. [also in .pdf format]
The Holy Eucharist Unites Heaven & Earth. Address at Eucharistic Congress in the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., on 25th September, 2004. USCCB.
Some Highlights of the Liturgical Renewal Initiated by Sacrosanctum Concilium". Keynote address at the national convention of the Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions (FDLC) October 7-11, 2003. Reprinted Adoremus Bulletin Online Edition - Vol. IX, No. 8: November 2003.
Some Highlights of the Liturgical Renewal Initiated by Sacrosanctum Concilium. Delivered at the Omni San Antonio Hotel to those assembled for the National Meeting of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions, October 7-11, 2003.
Arise, Rejoice, God Is Calling You. Commencement Address at Georgetown University. May 17, 2003.
Homily for the Laying of the Foundation Stone of Pope John Paul II Regional Seminary in Opkuno, Diocese of Awka, Nigeria September 23, 2000.
The Challenge of New Religious Movements. Cardinal Arinze at the Cardinals Meeting, April 5, 1991 in an address to the April 4-7 consistory at the Vatican.
Catholicism and Its Openness to Other Religions. Lecture given at John Carroll University, Cleveland, Ohio, 26th October, 2000.
Christian-Muslim Relations in the 21st Century. Talk given at the Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding in Georgetown University, Washington D.C., 5 June 1997.


Cardinal Arinze: "[John Paul II] A Man of Prayer" Interview with Zenit News Service. April 5, 2005.
Interview with Cardinal Francis Arinze, by Sabrina Arena Ferrisi. National Catholic Register May 2-8, 2004.

Statements - Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments

Commentary on the Instruction Redemptionis Sacramentum. L'Osservatore Romano Weekly Edition in English. 5 May 2004
Presentation on Instruction Regarding the Eucharist. Presentation of the instruction "Redemptionis Sacramentum," on matters to be observed or to be avoided regarding the Eucharist. April 23, 2004.
Redemptionis Sacramentum: On certain matters to be observed or to be avoided regarding the Most Holy Eucharist. Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. April 23, 2004.
Statements - Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue
Reflections on the Day of Prayer at Assisi, L'Osservatore Romano Weekly Edition in English. 16 January 2002.
Message for Diwali, given on the annual feast of Diwali, to all Hindus. L'Osservatore RomanoWeekly Edition in English. 25 October 2000
Education for dialogue: a duty for Christians and Muslims, feast of 'Id al-Fitr, which closes Ramadan. L'Osservatore Romano Weekly Edition in English. 20/27 December 2000
Letter to Presidents of Bishops' Conferences on the Spirituality of Dialogue. Given on March 3, 1999, to the presidents of national bishops' conferences soliciting their reflections and suggestions on the subject for an "eventual document on the Spirituality of Dialogue". Reprinted Adoremus Bulletin Online Edition - Vol. VIII, No. 7: October 2002.

Articles & Commentary About Arinze
Cardinal Arinze: "U.S. Faithful Want Formation" Zenit News. October 2, 2007.
Nigeria: Cardinal Takes to Cyberspace to Teach the Faith Sept. 28, 2007.
The Cardinal From Nigeria | Introduction to God's Invisible Hand: The Life and Work of Francis Cardinal Arinze, by Gerard O'Connell. Ignatius Insight January 2007.
Cardinal Arinze on the Liturgy: the Mass is not entertainment AD2000 Vol 19 No 1 (February 2006), p. 3.
The Mass Isn't Entertainment, Says Cardinal Arinze Zenit News Service. Nov. 16, 2005.
Pope Benedict XVI Congratulates Cardinal Arinze for 40 Years as Bishop Zenit News Service. October 31, 2005.
Is the world ready for a black pope?, by Philip Pullella. Reuters. April 15, 2005.
As Catholic as the Pope, by Lydia Polgreen. New York Times April 10, 2005.
The African cardinal tipped to succeed the Pope Agence-France Press. 2005.
Why Francis Arinze could be the next pope, by Toye Olori and Hans Pienaar. The Mercury, April 7, 2005.
Nigeria's Arinze a front runner in papal succession, by Patrick Mathangani. The Standard April 6, 2005.
Cardinal Francis Arinze May Become First African Pope in Over 1,500 Years, by Monica Lewis, April 03, 2005.
Cardinal Arinze: First Black Pope?, by Uwe Siemon-Netto. Washington Times April 1, 2005.
Cardinal Arinze explains tough stand on Eucharist May 28, 2004.
Catholic College Gives Cardinal Arinze Standing Ovation. Thomas Aquinas College's 30th commencement on Saturday, May 15, 2004.
The "New Orthodoxy" of Dissent Cardinal Arinze's Georgetown Address, by James Hitchcock. May 25, 2003. Women for Faith & Family web exclusive.
Cardinal Arinze to Head CDW Nigerian prelate brings unique perspective, experience, to the Holy See's worship congregation, by Helen Hull Hitchcock. Adoremus Bulletin Online Edition - Vol. VIII, No. 7: October 2002.
Arinze: hard-liners make interfaith relations hard, by Douglas Todd. On the effect of religious fundamentalism on interreligious dialogue - Brief Article. Christian Century, Dec 12, 2001.
Francis Cardinal Arinze speaks on interreligious dialogue Oct. 26, 2000. John Carroll University, Cleveland, Ohio.
White Smoke for a Black Pope?, by Pamela Schaeffer. October 2000.


God's Invisible Hand: The life and work of Cardinal Francis Arinze
Ignatius Press (March 25, 2006)

Cardinal Arinze, the first African prelate to head a major Vatican office, tells his amazing life story growing up in Nigeria, and how he was guided by "God's invisible hand" through many challenging and dangerous moments, to become one of the world's leading Catholic prelates, and one of the top candidates for Pope in the recent papal conclave. In the style of the popular book length interviews done by Cardinal Ratzinger (Salt of the Earth, God & the World), Arinze responds to a host of wide ranging questions from journalist Gerard O'Connell. Arinze talks about his life and experiences growing up in Nigeria, becoming the world's youngest Bishop, being on the run during the Nigerian civil war, and as an outspoken Cardinal who led the way for inter-religious dialogue with non-Christian religions, particularly Muslims, Buddhists and Hindus.

The charismatic Cardinal, also tells about his years of working inside the Vatican under three different Popes, and of his close relationship with John Paul II. Arinze and John Paul worked together on various important projects and documents that have had an impact on the Church and the African culture.

Building Bridges: Interreligious Dialogue on the Path to World Peace
New City Press, July 2004.
Cardinal Ariinze shares in this book extremely timely and helpful for fostering greater interreligious understanding today, and for guiding religious persons in their common effort toward building peace and justice.
Religions for Peace : A Call for Solidarity to the Religions of the World.
Doubleday, 2002.
The Holy Eucharist.
Our Sunday Visitor, Sept. 2001.
"Look with favor on your Church’s offering, and see the Victim whose death has reconciled us to yourself. Grant that we, who are nourished by His Body and Blood, may be filled with his Holy Spirit, and become one body, one spirit in Christ" (Roman Missal).

With these familiar words we enter into the greatest of all celebrations of Faith. Now Cardinal Francis Arinze, one of the great leaders of the Church in the twenty-first century, brings readers to new levels of understanding and greater heights of appreciation for Christ’s inestimable gift of his body and blood in The Holy Eucharist.

Each of these short gems of contemplation has been designed to create a deep and lasting hunger in your heart for a more perfect union with the Lord. From his penetrating historical insights to his compassionate pastoral advice, Cardinal Arinze’s meditations help all Catholics find in the Eucharist a dynamic source for answering the demands of their vocation and mission in the Church and in the world.

Meeting Other Believers: The Risks and Rewards of Interreligious Dialogue.
Our Sunday Visitor. September 1998.
The Church in Dialogue: Walking With Other Believers.
Ignatius Press, 1990.

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