Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time

For a revised and updated doctrinal homily outline for the Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time, click here.  The themes are Central Idea: God’s loving goodness. Doctrine: God is love. Practical Application: Divine reading. As was the case with Zacchaeus, blatant sinners can sometimes make a more dramatic conversion to God […] Read more »

Solemnity of All Saints

Here is the link to a doctrinal homily outline for the Solemnity of All Saints. The doctrinal and practical foci are the beatitude of heaven and the Beatitudes. The Beatitudes are a self-portrait of Jesus Christ, a picture of the lives of the saints, and a blueprint for how we […] Read more »

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Here is the link to an updated and revised outline for the Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time. The Gospel includes Christ’s parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector. Here are the subjects explored: Central Idea: God is just and merciful. Doctrine: Justification. Practical Application: A life of justice and […] Read more »

Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

“The faithful exercise their baptismal priesthood through their participation, each according to his own vocation, in Christ’s mission as priest, prophet, and king” (CCC 1546). The laity exercise the common priesthood of the faithful by offering up their lives and work, by living and proclaiming the truth, and by carrying […] Read more »