Sermons to the Papal Household
JUSTIFIED AS A GIFT THROUGH FAITH IN THE BLOOD OF CHRIST
- Friday March 29th, 2013
2013 Good Friday Sermon in St. Peter’s Basilica “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, but they are now justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God put forward as a sacrifice of atonement by his blood, effective through faith in his[...]Read all
"I Bring You Tidings of Great Joy": Evangelizing Through Joy
- Friday December 21st, 2012
3rd Advent Sermon We dedicate this final Advent meditation to the third great theme of the year: Evangelization. The Pope has invited the Church to make this year the occasion for rediscovering “the joy of encountering Christ”, the joy of being Christians. Echoing this call, I will speak about how to evangelize through joy. I[...]Read all
"The Second Vatican Council: 50 Years Later - a Key to Its Interpretation"
- Friday December 14th, 2012
Second sermons for Advent. 1. The Council: the hermeneutic of rupture and of continuity In this meditation I would like to reflect on the second great cause for celebration this year: the fiftieth anniversary of the beginning of the Second Vatican Council. In recent decades, the attempts to assess the results of Vatican II have[...]Read all
The Year of Faith and the Catechism of the Catholic Church
- Friday December 7th, 2012
1st Advent Sermon 1. The “eaten” book In preaching to the Papal Household, I try to allow myself to be guided in the choice of themes by the graces or special occasions that the Church is experiencing at a given moment in her history. Recently we had the opening of the Year of Faith, the[...]Read all
"I Died and Behold I Am Alive for Evermore"
- Friday April 6th, 2012
Homily of Good Friday 2012 in Saint Peter’s Basilica Some ancient Fathers of the Church enclosed in an image the whole mystery of the redemption. Imagine, they said, that an epic fight took place in the stadium. A courageous man confronted a cruel tyrant who had the city enslaved and, with enormous effort and suffering,[...]Read all