If I were to put this polemically, which of course I would never do, I would say that identifying the crucifix rather than the Eucharist as the point of orientation at Mass skirts the edge of idolatry.Read more
Homily by Fr. James Walsh, SJ.
Eulogy by Paul Covino.
Holy Trinity Church on June 4, 2011.
A shepherd doesn’t walk in front of the flock, but always behind it.Read more
by Robert E. Adrian.
“And it was as if God slipped into the world one night when nobody much was looking, to kneel with outstretched hands toward you and me.”
A couple of years ago I had the opportunity to preach on Christmas day, so I took advantage of this to preach on John 1. In fact, I used it as an opportunity to preach on how we might think of this text in connection with the Christmas story. No one rose up; no one smote me; no one even said, “Why didn’t you read the Christmas story?” In fact, a couple of people said they liked the homily.Read more
Rita Ferrone: “Maybe Cody or some other PrayTell Chrysostom will post a model homily for Christmas day to help the homilists who struggle with this text.”
Mmmm. . . OK.Read more
We can listen to people of other religions attentively and with respect, trusting that coming to know their beliefs and their way of relating to God may actually help us come to a deeper understanding and appreciation of our own faith.Read more
There are aspects of our life as a Church that need to die so that we can experience the power of the resurrected life that God holds out to us this Easter Day.Read more
A sermon on Luke 9:28-36. Recognizing glory, responding to glory, engaging with glory requires practice.Read more