Saturday, December 16, 2006
Fr. Cantalamessa's sermon
Zenit has the full text of the Advent sermon given by Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa to the Pope and members of the Curia. This is the one which called for a day of penance to atone for the sexual abuse of minors by clerics. As serious as that is, there is a lot more in the sermon as well, taking as its theme, "Blessed are you who weep now!" from the Beatitudes. The section on biblical interpretation was particularly significant, I thought.