Mary, Virgin Most Prudent: Doctrinal Homily Outline for the Fourth Sunday of Advent – December 21, 2014 (Year B)

Written as an aid for homilists and a resource for the faithful, this doctrinal homily outline (1) provides insights into the Lectionary readings, (2) explicates a doctrine of Catholic Faith or morals from them, and (3) shows specific ways lay persons can live these truths. (To read more about this […] Read more »

Rejoice in the Lord Always: Doctrinal Homily Outline for the Third Sunday of Advent – December 14, 2014 (Year B)

Written as an aid for homilists and a resource for the faithful, this doctrinal homily outline (1) provides insights into the Lectionary readings, (2) explicates a doctrine of Catholic Faith or morals from them, and (3) shows specific ways lay persons can live these truths. (To read more about this […] Read more »

What Sort of Persons We Ought to Be: Doctrinal Homily Outline for the Second Sunday of Advent – December 7, 2014 (Year B)

Written as an aid for homilists and a resource for the faithful, this doctrinal homily outline (1) provides insights into the Lectionary readings, (2) explicates a doctrine of Catholic Faith or morals from them, and (3) shows specific ways lay persons can live these truths. (To read more about this […] Read more »

Be watchful! Be alert! Doctrinal Homily Outline for the First Sunday of Advent, November 30, 2014 (Year B)

Written as an aid for homilists and a resource for the faithful, this doctrinal homily outline (1) provides insights into the Lectionary readings, (2) explicates a doctrine of Catholic Faith or morals from them, and (3) shows specific ways lay persons can live these truths. (To read more about this […] Read more »

Jesus Christ is Emmanuel, God-with-Us: Doctrinal Homily Outline for the Fourth Sunday of Advent (Year A)

Written as an aid for homilists and a resource for the faithful, this doctrinal homily outline for the Fourth Sunday of Advent (Year A), December 22, 2013, (1) provides insights into the Sunday Lectionary readings, (2) explicates a doctrine of Catholic Faith or morals from them, and (3) shows specific […] Read more »

God is our savior from oppression, suffering, and death: Doctrinal Homily Outline for the Third Sunday of Advent (Year A)

Written as an aid for homilists and a resource for the faithful, this doctrinal homily outline for the Third Sunday of Advent (Year A), December 15, 2013, (1) provides insights into the Sunday Lectionary readings, (2) explicates a doctrine of Catholic Faith or morals from them, and (3) shows specific […] Read more »

Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand! Doctrinal Homily Outline for the Second Sunday of Advent (Year A).

Written as an aid for homilists, this doctrinal homily outline for the Second Sunday of Advent (Year A), December 8, 2013, (1) provides insights into the Sunday Lectionary readings, (2) explicates a doctrine of Catholic Faith or morals from them, and (3) shows specific ways lay persons can live these […] Read more »

The Cardinal Virtues and Daily Examination of Conscience: Doctrinal Homily Outline for the First Sunday of Advent

Please Note: All previous subscriptions to this service have been cancelled to remove the hundreds of “robot” driven subscriptions. Please re-subscribe TOMORROW using the link at the bottom of this post. Written as an aid for homilists, this doctrinal homily outline for the First Sunday of Advent (Year A), December […] Read more »

The Fourth Sunday of Advent

December 23, 2012—Fourth Sunday of Advent: Lectionary, 12 Basic Question: Our Lady believed God would keep the promises he made to her. That is why St. Elizabeth said to her, “Blessed are you who believed that what was spoken to you by the Lord would be fulfilled.” God has made […] Read more »

Third Sunday of Advent

Central Idea: We can experience some of the peace and joy of salvation right now, on the condition that we purify our hearts. Doctrine: Purity of heart. Practical Application: Having purity of heart and acting for a right intention. Read more »

Second Sunday of Advent

Central Idea: Even though as followers of Christ we are each undergoing a difficult but good transformation, we can feel a lot of joy in this life anticipating the joy of heaven. Doctrine: The Theological Virtue of Hope. Practical Application: Ways to activate hope. Read more »