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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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"Judas Was Standing With Them"

Friday April 18th, 2014

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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[...]

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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[...]

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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[...]

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(Italiano) Vegliate!

Sunday December 1st, 2013