Sermons to the Papal Household
"Judas Was Standing With Them"
- Friday April 18th, 2014
Good Friday Homily 2014 * * * In the divine-human history of the passion of Jesus, there are many minor stories about men and women who entered into the ray of its light or its shadow. The most tragic one is that of Judas Iscariot. It is one of the few events attested with equal[...]Read all
St. Gregory the Great: The Spiritual Understanding of the Scriptures
- Friday April 11th, 2014
5th Lent Homily 2014 In our attempt to place ourselves under the teaching of the Fathers to give a new impetus and depth to our faith, we cannot omit a reflection on their way of reading the Word of God. It will be Pope St. Gregory the Great who will guide us to the “spiritual[...]Read all
St. Leo the Great: Faith in Jesus Christ, True God and True Man
- Friday April 4th, 2014
4th Lent Homily 2014 1. Unanimity of East and West about Christ There are different paths or methods by which to approach the person of Jesus. One can, for example, start directly with the Bible and even here one can follow different paths: the typological path followed in the oldest catechesis of the Church, which[...]Read all
St. Ambrose: Faith in the Eucharist
- Friday March 28th, 2014
3rd Lent Homily 2014 * * * 1. Reflection on the Sacraments Along with the topic of the Church, another topic in which we note progress when we move from the Greek Fathers to the Latin Fathers is the sacraments. What was missing in the Greek Fathers was a reflection on the sacraments themselves, that[...]Read all
St. Augustine: "I Believe the Church Is One and Holy"
- Friday March 21st, 2014
2nd Lent Homily 2014 1. Moving from the East to the West In the introductory meditation last week, we reflected on the meaning of Lent as a time of going into the desert with Jesus, fasting from food and images presented by mass media, learning to overcome temptation, and above all growing in intimacy with[...]Read all