The Second Sunday of Ordinary Time

The Gospel for the Second Sunday of Ordinary Time is the Wedding Feast of Cana. Christ reveals himself to be God through his miracle. He also blesses human marriage, perhaps at that moment instituting the Sacrament of Matrimony. He also shows forth the spousal relationship between him and every baptized […] Read more »

The Baptism of the Lord

Our Lord’s public life began when he was baptized by St. John the Baptist at the River Jordan. Here are two outlines with different focuses for this feast. Central idea: At his baptism, Christ was anointed by the Holy Spirit to carry out the Father’s plan of salvation. Doctrine: Christ’s kenosis or self-emptying. Practical Application: Our daily […] Read more »

Fourth Sunday of Advent

The Gospel for the Fourth Sunday of Advent is the encounter of Mary, Elizabeth, the unborn Christ, and the unborn John the Baptist. Two revised and updated Doctrinal Homily Outlines which focus on the meaning of the Incarnation and how to draw greater fruit from it can be found here […] Read more »