Preparing a homily: “The guards were shaken with fear…and became like dead men.”Read more
Ars Praedicandi: Ed Foley’s Homily for the Fourth Sunday of Lent, Year A
That fact that such a quick fix approach
is rampant among preachers and bloggers.
Is evident to me in the number of them
who suggested preaching on the text “Amazing Grace”
with its “once I was lost, but now I’m found, was blind but now I see.”
Is it really that simple?
And if not,
what is the alternative to quick fix Sunday?
Ars Praedicandi: Jena Thurow’s Reflection for the Feast of St. Patrick
In the reading of the Confessions that we just heard, Patrick writes about “spending himself” in Ireland – in a land in which, though it and its people were foreign to him, he served as a witness…yet he constantly rejoiced and gloried in the name of the Lord.Read more
Ars Praedicandi: Reflection from the Thursday after Ash Wednesday
“So as this Lent approached, I asked myself: How will I get through this Lent?”Read more
Ars Praedicandi: Ed Foley’s Homily for the First Sunday of Lent, Year A
Maybe that is the new temptation:
Dismissive tweets displacing apples or bread,
pinnacles and parapets.
Ars Praedicandi: Preaching and “Themes”
“Themes” in preaching the seasons: A good idea all of the time? A good idea some of the time? A good idea none of the time?Read more
Pope Francis on Lenten Fasting
Fast from words and be silent—so you can listen.Read more
New Resource Site, “Preaching and Worship”
A new ecumenical website with helpful search filters for accessing resources for preaching and preparing liturgiesRead more
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.Read more
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 byRead more