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Sermons to the Papal Household

  • “THE FIRSTBORN AMONG MANY BROTHERS” (Romans 8:29) - 2021 Good Friday Homily

    • Friday April 2nd, 2021

    On October 3, 2020, at the tomb of St. Francis in Assisi, the Holy Father Pope Francis signed his Encyclical Letter, “On Fraternity and Social Friendship”, Fratres omnes. Within a short period, it has reawakened in many hearts the aspiration towards that universal value; has shed light on many wounds that afflict the world today;[...]

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  • JESUS OF NAZARETH: A PERSON - Fourth Homily, Lent 2021

    • Friday March 26th, 2021

    The Acts of the Apostles recount the following episode. On Agrippa’s arrival in Caesarea, the governor Festus submits him the case of Paul, held in custody, waiting for trial. He summarizes his case to the king with these words: ‘Those who blamed him […] had some issues with him about their own religion and about[...]

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  • “BUT WHO DO YOU SAY THAT I AM? - Jesus Christ “true God” - Third Sermon, Lent 2021

    • Friday March 12th, 2021

    Let us briefly call to mind the subject and spirit of the present Lenten meditations. Our purpose has been to react to the very widespread tendency to talk about the Church ‘etsi Christus non daretur, as if Christ did not exist, as if everything could be understood irrespective of him. Yet we have been meaning[...]

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  • “Can any of you charge me with sin?” - Jesus Christ, “a true man” - Second Lent Sermon

    • Friday March 5th, 2021

    The rise of modern thought stems from the Enlightenment and is epitomized in the maxim on living “etsi Deus non daretur”, as if God did not exist. The pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer took up this maxim trying to give it a positive Christian connotation. In his intentions, it was not a concession to atheism, but a[...]

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  • ‘REPENT, AND BELIEVE IN THE GOSPEL!’ - First Sermon, Lent 2021

    • Friday February 26th, 2021

    As usual, we shall devote this first meditation to a general introduction to Lent Tide, before delving into the specific subject we have planned once we have completed the spiritual exercises of the Papal Curia. In the Gospel of the First Sunday of Lent of Year B we heard the solemn proclamation with which Jesus[...]

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