Conference with Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa
Father Raniero Cantalamessa, a Franciscan Capuchin Catholic priest, delivered a lecture entitled "Baptism, source of Evangelization and the Neocatechumenal Way" in the Gym/Hall of the Redemptoris Mater Archdiocesan Missionary of Newark. Born in Ascoli Piceno, Italy, on July 22, 1934, and ordained a priest in 1958, Father Cantalamessa holds a Doctor of Divinity degree from the University of Fribourg and a doctorate in classical literature from the University of Milan. He is a former professor of history of ancient Christianity and director of the Department of Religious Sciences at the Catholic University of Milan. A member of the International Theological Commission from 1975 to 1981, he was also a member of the Catholic Delegation for the dialogue with the Pentecostal Churches for 12 years. In 1980 he was appointed by Pope John Paul II as preacher to the papal household and confirmed in that position by Pope Benedict XVI in 2005. This event was free and open to the public.
This video is taken from the Website of the Redemptoris Mater Seminary of Newark: