Posts Tagged ‘Cardinal Ravasi’

Italian nun is world singing sensation after stunning TV debut Comments 0

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

An Italian nun has become a worldwide pop sensation after a stunning singing performance on a television variety show. Sr Cristina Scuccia, a member of the Ursuline Sisters of the Holy Family, wowed judges on the Italian version of the TV show “The Voice”. Her audition has gone viral, with more than 3 million views Read more

Papabili, tweeting papal retreat preacher chosen by Benedict Comments 0

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

The Italian cardinal leading Pope Benedict XVI’s Lenten retreat has stolen the limelight by tweeting and podcasting his reflections, signaling that detachment from the outside world doesn’t have to mean a total media blackout. The high-flying papal retreat preacher Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi is tweeting his talks in Italian and English Twitter accounts, @CardRavasi and @CardRavasi_en. Cardinal Read more

Twittering Cardinal tells Priests – “liven up your sermons” Comments 1

Friday, November 11th, 2011

Spice up your sermons, is the message Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi is giving to priests. Ravasi, President of the Pontifical Council for Culture, said that priests who used theological language that was formulaic and boring risked making the gospel irrelevant. Grey, dull and flavourless sermons need to be livened up with graphic stories and scandal contained within the Bible, Read more