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Father Raniero Cantalamessa

Father Raniero Cantalamessa is a Franciscan Capuchin Catholic Priest. Born in Ascoli Piceno, Italy, 22 July 1934, ordained priest in 1958. Divinity Doctor (Fribourg 1962) and Doctor in classical literature (Milan 1966). Former Ordinary Professor of History of Ancient Christianity and Director of the Department of Religious Sciences at the Catholic University of Milan. Member of the International Theological Commission (1975-1981) and for 12 years member of the Catholic Delegation for the dialogue with the Pentecostal Churches. [...]

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Preacher to the Papal Household

The Preacher to the Papal Household (Concionator Domus Pontificalis), formerly known as the Apostolic Preacher, is the preacher chosen by the Supreme Pontiff to deliver a sermon on designated days in the presence of the Pope, the Cardinals, Bishops and Prelates of the Roman Curia, and the Superiors and General Procurators and other members of the Papal Household. Since Advent 1995, by order of John Paul II, a few women religious and laywomen who work in the Vatican have also been admitted to the sermon. [...]

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THE CATHOLIC CHARISMATIC RENEWAL: A CURRENT OF GRACE FOR THE WHOLE CHURCH

Saturday June 8th, 2019

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Rome, Paul VI Audience Hall, June 8, 2019 Inauguration of CHARIS I begin with the conviction shared by all of us and often repeated by Pope Francis that the Catholic Charismatic Renewal (CCR) is “a current of grace for the whole Church.” If the CCR is a current of grace for the whole Church, we[...]

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“HE WAS DESPISED AND REJECTED BY MEN” - Good Friday Sermon 2019, St. Peter’s Basilica

Friday April 19th, 2019

He was despised and rejected by men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief; and as one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not. (Is 53:3) These are the prophetic words of Isaiah with which we begin the Liturgy of the Word today. The account of the[...]

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“GOD CHOSE WHAT IS FOOLISH IN THE WORLD TO SHAME THE WISE” - Fifth Lent Sermon 2019

Friday April 12th, 2019

John and Paul: Two Diverse Views on the Mystery of Christ In the New Testament and in the history of theology there are things that cannot be understood if we do not take into account one fundamental fact, that is, the two diverse but complementary approaches to the mystery of Christ: Paul’s approach and John’s.[...]

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