Solemnity of the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ. Abstracts from the homilies of the Patriarch »

Venezia, 25th December 2010 Card. Angelo Scola Patriarch of Venice 1. «The Word was made flesh, he lived among us» (Jn 1:14, Day Mass). «Today in the town of David a saviour has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. And here is a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped […]

“Easter is the feast of Christ’s centrality in the life of man”. Patriarch’s easter homily. »

Tanslation by sr Léonard Easter Vigil  Gn1:1-22; Gn22:1-18; Ex14,15-15,1; Is 55:1-11; Ba 3:9-15.32-4.4; Ez 36,16-28; Rm 6: 3-11; Lk 24: 1-12 Easter Sunday Acts 10, 34.37-43; Ps 117; 1Cor 5: 6-8; Jn 20: 1-9 1. «I am Christ who have destroyed death, who have won the enemy and put the Hades under my feet, who […]

Procession and Veneration of the Holy Relics of the Passion. Patriarch’s meditation. »

«You gaze at me from the cross/ this evening my Lord/ meanwhile your voice/ whispers to me: “Give me your heart”». The gaze of the Redeemer imparts from the cross, with the melody of Mozart, this singular invitation: «Give me your heart». That is to say give me all of yourself. In fact, what is […]

Cardinal Scola addresses sexual abuse crisis. Patriarch of Venice reiterates support for Benedict XVI »

Translation by ZENIT VENICE, Italy, APRIL 1, 2010 – Here is a translation of the statement on sexual abuse in the Church made today Cardinal Angelo Scola, patriarch of Venice, at the end of the Chrism Mass held in St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice. The solemn occasion of the Holy Chrism Mass which sees all […]

“Nothing shows God’s omnipotence as the power of Christ during his passion”. The Patriarch’s homily on the Passion Sunday »

Translation by Léonard Azzopardi Procession from Santa Maria Formosa to the Basilica, Scripture Reading: Lk 19: 28-40 Holy Mass, Scripture Readings: Is 50:4-7; Psalm 22 (21), 17-18.19-20.23-24; Phil 2:6-11; Lk 22, 14-23.56 1. «As he moved off, people spread their cloaks in the road, and now, as he was approaching the downward slope of the […]