The Virtues of the Children in God’s Family: Doctrinal Homily Outline for the Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph (Year A).

The view the post for Christmas, click here. Written as an aid for homilists and a resource for the faithful, this doctrinal homily outline for the Feast of the Holy Family (Year A), December 29, 2013, (1) provides insights into the Sunday Lectionary readings, (2) explicates a doctrine of Catholic […] Read more »

The Baptism of the Lord – January 13

Feast of the Baptism of the Lord (Lectionary: 21) January 13, 2013 Summary: 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 struggle assisted by the Sacraments. To view the readings […] Read more »

The Epiphany – January 6

Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord (Lectionary: 20). Click here to view the readings. Summary Central Idea: Christ’s redemption is for all. Doctrine: Christ has come to save every person who wants to be saved. Practical Application: Personal apostolate is our participation in the saving mission of the Church. […] Read more »

Christmas – December 25

There are four sets of Lectionary readings for Christmas. Below is a generic outline which can be used with any of the readings for Christmas. It focuses on the four Gospel readings of the day and so the whole Christmas story as told by Matthew, Luke, and John. Central Idea: […] Read more »