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Sermons to the Papal Household

  • “O CRUX, AVE SPES UNICA” The Cross, the Only Hope of the World - Sermon for Good Friday, 2017, St. Peter’s Basilica

    • Friday April 14th, 2017

    We have listened to the story of the Passion of Christ. Apparently nothing more than the account of a violent death, and news of violent deaths are rarely missing in any evening news. Even in recent days there were many of them, including those of 38 Christians Copts in Egypt killed on Palm Sunday. These[...]

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  • Fifth Lenten Sermon 2017 : “THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD HAS BEEN MANIFESTED”: The Fifth Centenary of the Protestant Reformation, an Occasion of Grace and Reconciliation for the Whole Church

    • Friday April 7th, 2017

    1. The Origins of the Protestant Reformation The Holy Spirit, who, as we saw in the preceding meditations, leads us into the fullness of truth about the person of Christ and his paschal mystery, also enlightens us on a crucial aspect of our faith in Christ, that is, on how we obtain in the Church[...]

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  • Lent 2017 - Fourth Sermon - THE HOLY SPIRIT INTRODUCES US TO THE MYSTERY OF THE RESURRECTION OF CHRIST

    • Friday March 31st, 2017

    In the first two Lenten meditations we reflected on the Holy Spirit who leads us into all the truth about the person of Christ, causing him to be proclaimed as “Lord” and “true God.” In the last meditation we moved on from the being of Christ to the work of Christ, from his person to[...]

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  • Third Sermon - THE HOLY SPIRIT LEADS US INTO THE MYSTERY OF THE DEATH OF CHRIST

    • Friday March 24th, 2017

    1. The Holy Spirit in the Paschal Mystery of Christ In the two preceding meditations we tried to show how the Holy Spirit leads us into the “fullness of truth” about the person of Christ, making him known as “Lord” and as “true God from true God.” In the remaining meditations our attention will shift[...]

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  • Lent 2017 -Second Sermon - CHRIST, “TRUE GOD FROM TRUE GOD”

    • Friday March 17th, 2017

    1. The Faith of Nicea In this meditation we continue our reflection on the role of the Holy Spirit in knowing Christ. In this regard one cannot fail to mention an unexpected confirmation of this happening in the world today. For some time there has been a movement called “the Messianic Judaism,” whose members are[...]

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