Doctrinal Homily Outlines: a resource for homilists and the lay faithful

  • The Solemnity of the Most Blessed Trinity

    The Solemnity of the Most Blessed Trinity

    A doctrinal homily for the Solemnity of the Most Trinity can be accessed here. The Trinity, the Incarnation, and the Eucharist are the most important and profound mysteries contained in Divine Revelation. One thing we can say about the Blessed Trinity is that each of the Persons shares in the one Godhead but are distinct…

  • Pentecost

    Pentecost

    For a doctrinal homily outline for the Solemnity of Pentecost, click here. This outline has a doctrinal focus on how Easter, Pentecost, and the Eucharist are one. For two other outlines with different foci, click here and scroll down.

  • The Ascension

    The Ascension

    For a complete doctrinal homily outline for the Solemnity of the Ascension, click here. The central idea and doctrine are the Ascension. The practical application is the truth that we are children of the Father. Here are a few points, developed in the outline itself: Christ ascends in a glorified body. Christ is a kind…

  • Sixth Sunday of Easter

    Sixth Sunday of Easter

    To find a full Doctrinal Homily Outline for the Sixth Sunday of Easter, click here. The three parts are: Central idea: God is love and wants us to love one another. Doctrine: The virtue of friendliness. Practical application: Becoming friendlier. One way we build friendship with our fellow man is through friendliness. Friendliness is a way of showing…

  • The Fifth Sunday of Easter

    The Fifth Sunday of Easter

      For a Doctrinal Homily Outline for the Fifth Sunday of Easter click here. I titled this one, “The conscience of Christ’s branches” because the Gospel was about Christ the true vine and we His branches and the doctrinal focus was a correct understanding of conscience and its formation. Here is a quick preview: Some…

  • Fourth Sunday of Easter

    Fourth Sunday of Easter

      For a Doctrinal Homily Outline for the Fourth Sunday of Easter, please click here. Central idea: Christ is the good shepherd. Doctrine: Responsibilities of a good shepherd. Practical application: Supporting one’s bishop. Here is an excerpt worth thinking about: A very important virtue every one of us needs—especially those in authority—is humility. A humble person can accept,…

  • Third Sunday of Easter

    Third Sunday of Easter

    For two Doctrinal Homily Outlines for the Third Sunday of Easter, please click here and then scroll down. A very interesting doctrine one of the outlines focuses on is that Christ is the key to interpreting all Scripture. After Christ rose from the dead, he gave his disciples a job to do. It was a…

  • The Second Sunday of Easter or Divine Mercy Sunday

    The Second Sunday of Easter or Divine Mercy Sunday

    For two Doctrinal Homily Outlines for the Second Sunday of Easter, click here and then scroll down. Here is a brief excerpt of some doctrinal points drawn from the second reading (1 Jn 5:1-6) Children of God love not only God but also God’s other children. How do we love God and his children? By…

  • Easter Vigil and Easter Sunday

    Easter Vigil and Easter Sunday

    For links to homiletic outlines for the various Easter Lectionary readings for the various Easter Masses, click here and then scroll down. For a quick read, here are some doctrinal points about Christ’s Resurrection and how it affects us. In the Creed we recite, “I believe . . . he rose again on the third…

  • Palm Sunday

    Palm Sunday

    For a Doctrinal Homily Outline for Palm Sunday, click here. Here are some points in regard to the Gospel reading, which is Mark’s account of the Passion. The Gospel reading ends before the Redemption is complete, before Christ rises from the dead. Christ did all he did out of love for us. Christ first left…

  • Fifth Sunday of Lent

    Fifth Sunday of Lent

    Here is a link to a full doctrinal homily outline for the Fifth Sunday in Lent, Year B. The central idea I discerned is loving life by hating it. The doctrinal focus is the virtue of temperance or selfless self-preservation. A practical application is a personal encounter with Christ. Here is a brief excerpt: Our…

  • Fourth Sunday of Lent

    Fourth Sunday of Lent

    A Doctrinal Homily Outline for the Fourth Sunday of Lent is here. The focus is medicinal suffering and virtues needed to live the truth. Here is an excerpt from the first Lectionary reading (32): The sacred writer shows God’s punishment to be medicinal. The Chosen People’s suffering caused them to turn back to God who…

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