This lecture on preaching the Gospel of Life, was delivered on February 13 in London at the University of Notre Dame London Campus and was sponsored by “Catholic Voices,” an organized initiative whose purpose is to enable and provide effective media and public square communication of the Church’s belief and teaching, particularly in controverted circumstances.
The lecture was given by
ARCHBISHOP VINCENZO PAGLIA
President of the Pontifical Academy for Life and
Grand Chancellor of the Pontifical John Paul II Theological Institute for
Marriage and Family Sciences
London, February 13, 2018
Ladies and Gentlemen, Honored Guests, Dear Friends of Catholic Voices,
thank you for coming here and for inviting me to consider with you how
the mystery of human life can be proclaimed in the Church’s missionary
Preaching the Kingdom, the Promise of Life.
“What was from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have
seen with our eyes, what we looked upon and touched with our hands
concerns the Word of life, for the life was made visible; we have seen it and
testify to it and proclaim to you the eternal life that was with the Father and
was made visible to us—what we have seen and heard we proclaim now to
you, so that you too may have fellowship with us; for our fellowship is with
the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ.” (1Jn 1:1-3).
The first letter of John summarizes the whole experience of the
revelation of Jesus Christ—the good news that life has been given back to
us, through the Incarnation of the Word that is God’s life in his Son, Jesus.
Read the full lecture transcript here.