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 »