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The Liturgy of the Passion of the Lord in St. Peter’s Basilica on April 7, 2023.

Full text: Cardinal Cantalamessa’s homily at the Vatican’s Good Friday 2023 liturgy

Apr 7, 2023

By CNA Staff

"For two thousand years, the Church has announced and celebrated, on this day, the death of the Son of God... Read more

Pope Francis kisses the crucifix at the Liturgy of the Lord's Passion in St. Peter's Basilica on April 7, 2023.

Good Friday at the Vatican: Papal preacher warns against relativism and ‘vortex of nihilism’

Apr 7, 2023

By Courtney Mares

Cardinal Cantalamessa compared Friedrich Nietzsche’s words “God is dead” with the Catholic Church’s proclamation of the death of Christ on... Read more


5 ways to solemnly celebrate Good Friday

Apr 7, 2023

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

As the Church mourns, Catholics are also called to solemnly observe this holy day. Read more

Fr. Cantalamessa preaches on Good Friday, April 19, 2019.

Full text: Fr. Cantalamessa's homily for Good Friday

Apr 10, 2020

Here is the full text of the Good Friday homily of Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa, OFM Cap., delivered April 10 at... Read more