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Sermons to the Papal Household

  • Mary in the Mystery of Christ and of the Church

    • Friday December 18th, 2015

    Third Advent Sermon 1. Mariology in Lumen gentium The topic of this last Advent meditation is Chapter 8 of Lumen gentium called “The Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God in the Mystery of Christ and the Church.” Let us listen to what the Council says on this issue: The predestination of the Blessed Virgin as[...]

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  • “THE UNIVERSAL CALL TO HOLINESS” (Lumen gentium, Chapter 5)

    • Friday December 11th, 2015

    Second Advent Sermon 2015 A few days ago we have entered the 50th anniversary of the conclusion of Vatican II and the jubilee Year of Mercy. We must say that the link between the theme of mercy and the Second Vatican Council is anything but arbitrary or minor. St. John XXIIII, in his opening address[...]

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  • “CHRIST, THE LIGHT TO THE NATIONS” - A Christological Reading of Lumen gentium

    • Friday December 4th, 2015
    • Prima Predica di Avvento 2015

    First Advent Sermon, 2015 1. A Christological Ecclesiology The fiftieth anniversary of the end of the Second Vatican Council prompted in me the idea of dedicating the three Advent meditations to revisiting the principal topics of the Council. Concretely, I would like to develop reflections on each of the four main documents of the Council:[...]

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  • “ECCE HOMO!” - Good Friday Sermon in 2015 in St. Peter’s Basilica

    • Friday April 3rd, 2015

    We have just heard the account of Jesus’ trial before Pilate. There is one point in particular in that account on which we need to pause. Then Pilate took Jesus and scourged him. And the soldiers plaited a crown of thorns, and put it on his head, and clothed him in a purple robe; they[...]

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  • East and West Before the Mystery of Salvation - 5th Lenten Homily 2015

    • Friday March 27th, 2015

    With this meditation we conclude our overview of the common faith of East and West, and we conclude it with what concerns us more directly, the problem of salvation: that is, how Orthodoxy and the Latin world have understood the content of Christian salvation. This is probably the area in which it is more necessary[...]

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