Catholic homily outline for the Fifth Sunday of Lent, Year B – Temperance

Central idea: Loving life by hating it. Doctrine: The virtue of temperance or selfless self-preservation. Practical application: Personal encounter with Christ. 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 […] Read more »

Catholic homily outline for the Fourth Sunday of Lent, Year B – Catholic institutions and same-sex marriage

Central idea: Medicinal suffering. Doctrine: Why Catholic institutions ought not extend marriage benefits to same-sex unions. Practical application: Virtues needed to live the truth. 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 […] Read more »

Catholic homily outline for the Third Sunday of Lent, Year B – Christ and Laws

Central idea: God’s Law and Jesus Christ. Doctrine: God’s law, the natural law, civil law, and conscience. Practical application: Obeying God and not men. 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 […] Read more »

Catholic homily outline for the Second Sunday of Lent, Year B – Suffering

Central idea: God wants to bestow life. Doctrine: The problem of suffering. Practical application: Alleviate others’ suffering. 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 […] Read more »

Catholic homily outline for the First Sunday of Lent, Year B – Concupiscence

Central idea: Sin and its remedy. Doctrine: Concupiscence and self-mastery. Practical application: Lenten activities. 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) […] Read more »

Solemnity of Saint Joseph, Husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary – March 19

Central Idea: Joseph, Jesus’ foster father and Mary’s husband, was a just man and is our Father and Lord. Doctrine: The virtue of justice. Practical Application: Living respect and responsibility. Click here to review the readings. (Lectionary: 543) For the Fifth Sunday of Lent click here. Central Idea: Joseph, Jesus’ […] Read more »

Fifth Sunday of Lent – March 17

Central Idea: Our joy is in redemption from sin and resurrected life with Christ. Doctrine: Freedom Practical Application: Growing in legitimate freedom To view the readings, click here. (Lectionary: 36) Central Idea: Our joy is in redemption from sin and resurrected life with Christ. Is 43:16-21 The Lord, who once […] Read more »

Fourth Sunday of Lent – March 10

Central Idea: The joy of reconciliation. Doctrine: The Sacrament of Reconciliation. Practical Application: Making a good Confession. To view the readings, click here. (Lectionary: 33) Central Idea: We have joy because our sins are forgiven and we are reconciled with the Father. Jos 5:9a, 10-12 & Psalm Ps 34:2-3, 4-5, […] Read more »