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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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Ecumenical Vigil for Pentecost with Pope Francis Rome, Circus Maximus, June 3, 2017

Saturday June 3rd, 2017

Intro

From the Acts of the Apostles, chapter 2: Now there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men from every nation under heaven. And at this sound the multitude came together, and they were bewildered, because each one heard them speaking in his own language. And they were amazed and wondered, saying, “Are not all these[...]

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“O CRUX, AVE SPES UNICA” The Cross, the Only Hope of the World - Sermon for Good Friday, 2017, St. Peter’s Basilica

Friday April 14th, 2017

We have listened to the story of the Passion of Christ. Apparently nothing more than the account of a violent death, and news of violent deaths are rarely missing in any evening news. Even in recent days there were many of them, including those of 38 Christians Copts in Egypt killed on Palm Sunday. These[...]

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Fifth Lenten Sermon 2017 : “THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD HAS BEEN MANIFESTED”: The Fifth Centenary of the Protestant Reformation, an Occasion of Grace and Reconciliation for the Whole Church

Friday April 7th, 2017

The Fifth Centenary of the Protestant Reformation, an Occasion of Grace and Reconciliation for the Whole Church 1. The Origins of the Protestant Reformation The Holy Spirit, who leads us into the fullness of truth about the person of Christ and his paschal mystery, also enlightens us on a crucial aspect of our faith in[...]

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