"I'm not nervous because what I preach isn't my own philosophical message, it's the message of Jesus, and he deserves being listened to even today," he stated.
According to Fr. Cantalamessa, the Year of Faith is "very much at the heart of the Pope" and is "a big grace."
"The grace of the Church is that, when its center launches a program, it really reaches the entire Church," he noted.
The main message of his preaching on the Year of Faith was for believers to let the faith "pass from the ears to the heart."
He explained that St. Paul said the process of believing starts with hearing the message, which then descends into the heart, where the act of faith finally happens.
"It's there where the decision of adhering or refusing the message is made," reflected Fr. Cantalamessa.
"Once you make the decision of adhering to the faith, the message comes out from the mouth, which is where you make the proclamation of faith from."
He also spoke about St. Augustine who said that faith blossoms from the very roots of the heart.
"I think this year's big grace for Catholics is to really believe with their hearts. And (to realize) faith isn't an ideology, but a sharing of one's life, because faith is life," he said.
During his meditation of the Second Vatican Council, Fr. Cantalamessa tried to portray its image.
"Many believe it caused struggles within the Church, but in my opinion it was a big gift from the Holy Spirit," said the priest.
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"The best result of Vatican Councils," he asserted, is not found "in the structure changing, but at the root of the Church where the quality of the Christian life has changed."
This can be seen in new people showing an eagerness to joyfully preach the Gospel, and a flourishing of charisms, which are all a "result of what the Holy Spirit is doing," the papal preacher explained.
He believes that this is a result of Pope John XXIII's prayer for the council and that God has in turn responded to the Pope's prayers.
"Many people choose Jesus as their personal Lord, and this is the Holy Spirit's work," Fr. Cantalamessa said.