The Holy Spirit gives life to our faith: Doctrinal Homily Outline for the Sixth Sunday of Easter (Year A)

Written as an aid for homilists and a resource for the faithful, this doctrinal homily outline for the Sixth Sunday of Easter (Year A), May 25, 2014, (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 »

You are a priest and can be a better one: Doctrinal Homily Outline for the Fifth Sunday of Easter (Year A)

Written as an aid for homilists and a resource for the faithful, this doctrinal homily outline for the Fifth Sunday of Easter (Year A), May 18, 2014, (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 »

Pentecost Sunday – May 19

Central Idea: The Holy Spirit gives us new life in God. Doctrine: Love and the Holy Spirit. Practical Application: A prayer to the Holy Spirit. To view the readings for Lectionary 63, click here. Central Idea: The Holy Spirit gives us new life in God. Acts 2:1-11 Acts recounts the […] Read more »

Sixth Sunday of Easter – May 5

Central Idea: God wills only good for us, not a burden. Doctrine: The will of God. Practical Application: Doing the will of God daily. Click here for the readings for Lectionary 57. Central Idea: God wills only good for us, not a burden. Acts 15:1-2, 22-29 The first reading recounts […] Read more »

Fifth Sunday of Easter – April 28

Central Idea: If you “love one another as I have loved you,” then heaven has come down to earth. Doctrine: Christ’s New Commandment. Practical Application: Living the New Commandment. To view the readings, click here. (Lectionary: 54) Central Idea: If you “love one another as I have loved you,” then […] Read more »

Fourth Sunday of Easter – April 21

Central Idea: Christ is the Good Shepherd and we are his lambs. Doctrine: The virtue of courage. Practical Application: Growing in courage. To view the readings, click here. (Lectionary: 51) Central Idea: Christ is the Good Shepherd and we are his lambs. Acts 13:14, 43-52 Christ came into the world […] Read more »

Third Sunday of Easter—April 14

Central Idea: Christ is our King, but Peter and the Apostles are his princes.  Doctrine: The primacy of Peter and his successors. Practical Application: Love for the pope and one’s bishop. To view the readings, click here. (Lectionary: 48)     Central Idea: Christ is our King, but Peter and […] Read more »