Here is the document on preaching just approved by the U.S. Catholic Bishops’ Conference:
Archive for category Homilies
“Late in life I have begun to grasp why some pulpits confront the preacher graphically with the request of the Greeks to Philip: “Sir, we would like to see Jesus” (John 12:21). How simple a request… and how stunning! Here is our burden and our joy: to help believing Christians to see Jesus — not with our eyes, but with their own.”
I think it would be of value to reflect on how the OF can be celebrated on an occasion of high festivity with sensitivity to the heritage of the Roman Rite, people of multiple languages and cultures who have gathered on a unique occasion, and the inculturation of the Rite in Ireland.
As mentioned previously, I hope that some preachers will take up the challenge of preaching on Ephesians this coming summer. This means that they will need to study Ephesians 5:21–33 not only in itself but also in its liturgical context. Because of the liturgical context, some preachers might choose to avail themselves of the short [...]
“Because he was permeated with Liturgy, Cody had been rehearsing for the moment of his death since the day of his baptism into Christ’s Paschal Mystery many years ago.” – homilist Max Johnson
The hope of resurrection, and faith in God’s promises, were sustaining notes throughout the celebration.
“It is finished.”
The work of the Gospel is not finished until there is justice for people who have a different skin color or a different sexual orientation. The work of the Gospel is not finished until women are full partners in our Church and in our world.
–Abbot John Klassen, OSB, Good Friday
A homily for the Evening Liturgy of the Lord’s Supper.
At our parish, we try to keep the homilies short on this day, given the length of the liturgy.
Following the chronology of today’s gospel [Luke 2:15-21] some Christians will keep today either as the feast of the Holy Name of Jesus, or as the feast of the Circumcision of Jesus, or as a feast in honor of Mary, under the title Dei Genetrix, Mētēr Theou, Mother of God incarnate.
For Episcopalians, New Year’s Day is the Feast of the Holy Name.