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Loving the Church: Scriptural Meditations for the Papal Household
In these reflections on the Letter to the Ephesians, Fr. Cantalamessa, preacher to the papal household, asks a critical question: How can we read, And Christ loved the Church [Eph. 5:25], without asking the question, And I? Do I love the Church? The twentieth century was a time of theological ferment focusing attention on the nature of the Church. But, the author wonders, ...more
Published January 13th 2005 by Servant
(first published January 1st 2005)
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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 ...moreMore about Raniero Cantalamessa...