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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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“MYSTERIUM FIDEI!” On the Liturgy - Forth Lenten Sermon 2023

Friday March 24th, 2023


After reflecting on evangelization and theology, today I would like to propose some considerations on the liturgy and the worship of the Church, always with the intention of making a contribution, however modest and indirect, to the work of the synod. The liturgy is the point of arrival, what evangelization tends toward. In the Gospel[...]

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“ GOD IS LOVE!” - Third Lenten Sermon 2023

Friday March 17th, 2023

We need Theology! For your consolation and mine, Holy Father, Venerable Fathers, brothers and sisters, this meditation will be entirely and exclusively centered on God. The discourse on God, that is, theology, cannot not remain extraneous to the reality of the Synod, just as it can’t remain extraneous to any other moment of the life[...]

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“THE GOSPEL IS THE POWER OF GOD FOR THE SALVATION” (Rom 1:16) - Second Lenten Sermon 2023

Saturday March 11th, 2023

From the Evangelii Nuntiandi of Saint Paul VI to the Evangelii gaudium of the current pope, the theme of evangelization has been at the center of attention of the Magisterium. The great encyclicals of Saint John Paul II have contributed to it, as has the establishment of the Pontifical Council for Evangelization promoted by Benedict[...]

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