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Liturgy Lines: What’s Special about Matthew?

Matthew’s gospel begins with the reassurance that Jesus has come to be with us, and concludes with Christ’s promise to remain with us until the end of time.

Review of A Handbook for Catholic Preaching

Foley, Edward, gen. ed., with Catherine Vincie and Richard Fragomeni, ass. eds. A Handbook for Catholic Preaching. Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press, 2016. Cosponsored by The Catholic Association of Teachers of Homiletics and The Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions, A Handbook for Catholic Preaching is an extraordinary resource. It provides in concise yet comprehensive format […]

Ars Praedicandi: Preaching the Beatitudes

We have two homilies to share today in the Pray Tell feature, Ars Praedicandi. Although both were delivered on the Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, using the same lectionary readings (Year A), each is unique—not only by virtue of the fact that they were delivered to different assemblies and in different places, but also in how they carry out their purpose. Seeing them side by side therefore gives us an opportunity to look at craft and style as well as content.

Ars Praedicandi: Preaching Church History

As often happens when a new bishop comes to town and tells everyone that they have been doing things wrong, particularly with regard to prayer and liturgy, the people of Constantinople would have none of this. They had called Mary “Mother of God” for years and were not about to change because of some bishop’s theological qualms.

Ars Praedicandi: Thirteenth Sunday of Luke (Orthodox)

When we leave here today, filled with the gift of the Holy Spirit, we will confront the message lingering from Black Friday: buy things! Gather possessions!

Ars Praedicandi: The First Sunday of Advent

I love Gandhi’s description of truth. Truth is a giant tree, a giant oak. And there it stands at the top of Isaiah’s mountain that we are all climbing.

Ed Foley’s Homily for the Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

To suggest that I am unenthusiastic about being in the pulpit this morning after such a shocking and chaotic week is an understatement…

Donald Trump Teaches Preaching

…I’m simply suggesting that reflecting on his speaking style is of value (as is reflecting on the speaking style of other communicators)

Greg Kandra on Homilies: Keep it simple, already!

You would think some of these guys had never heard a homily before.