Author: Kevin Aldrich

  • The Fifth Sunday of Easter

    The Fifth Sunday of Easter

      For a Doctrinal Homily Outline for the Fifth Sunday of Easter click here. I titled this one, “The conscience of Christ’s branches” because the Gospel was about Christ the true vine and we His branches and the doctrinal focus was a correct understanding of conscience and its formation. Here is a quick preview: Some…

  • Fourth Sunday of Easter

    Fourth Sunday of Easter

      For a Doctrinal Homily Outline for the Fourth Sunday of Easter, please click here. Central idea: Christ is the good shepherd. Doctrine: Responsibilities of a good shepherd. Practical application: Supporting one’s bishop. Here is an excerpt worth thinking about: A very important virtue every one of us needs—especially those in authority—is humility. A humble person can accept,…

  • Third Sunday of Easter

    Third Sunday of Easter

    For two Doctrinal Homily Outlines for the Third Sunday of Easter, please click here and then scroll down. A very interesting doctrine one of the outlines focuses on is that Christ is the key to interpreting all Scripture. After Christ rose from the dead, he gave his disciples a job to do. It was a…

  • The Second Sunday of Easter or Divine Mercy Sunday

    The Second Sunday of Easter or Divine Mercy Sunday

    For two Doctrinal Homily Outlines for the Second Sunday of Easter, click here and then scroll down. Here is a brief excerpt of some doctrinal points drawn from the second reading (1 Jn 5:1-6) Children of God love not only God but also God’s other children. How do we love God and his children? By…

  • Easter Vigil and Easter Sunday

    Easter Vigil and Easter Sunday

    For links to homiletic outlines for the various Easter Lectionary readings for the various Easter Masses, click here and then scroll down. For a quick read, here are some doctrinal points about Christ’s Resurrection and how it affects us. In the Creed we recite, “I believe . . . he rose again on the third…

  • Palm Sunday

    Palm Sunday

    For a Doctrinal Homily Outline for Palm Sunday, click here. Here are some points in regard to the Gospel reading, which is Mark’s account of the Passion. The Gospel reading ends before the Redemption is complete, before Christ rises from the dead. Christ did all he did out of love for us. Christ first left…

  • Fifth Sunday of Lent

    Fifth Sunday of Lent

    Here is a link to a full doctrinal homily outline for the Fifth Sunday in Lent, Year B. The central idea I discerned is loving life by hating it. The doctrinal focus is the virtue of temperance or selfless self-preservation. A practical application is a personal encounter with Christ. Here is a brief excerpt: Our…

  • Fourth Sunday of Lent

    Fourth Sunday of Lent

    A Doctrinal Homily Outline for the Fourth Sunday of Lent is here. The focus is medicinal suffering and virtues needed to live the truth. Here is an excerpt from the first Lectionary reading (32): The sacred writer shows God’s punishment to be medicinal. The Chosen People’s suffering caused them to turn back to God who…

  • Third Sunday of Lent

    Third Sunday of Lent

    Here is a link to a Doctrinal Homily Outline for the Third Sunday of Lent, Year B, Lectionary 29. The central idea is God’s Law and Jesus Christ. The doctrine discussed is God’s law, the natural law, civil law, and conscience. The practical application focuses on obeying God and not men. Here is one principle…

  • Second Sunday of Lent

    Second Sunday of Lent

    Here is the link for a doctrinal homily outline for the Second Sunday of Lent. Its focus: Central idea: God wants to bestow life. Doctrine: The problem of suffering. Practical application: Alleviate others’ suffering. The proper response to another’s suffering is kindness and mercy, to alleviate that suffering if we can. What are some things we might be…

  • The First Sunday of Lent: Concupiscence

    The First Sunday of Lent: Concupiscence

    Here is a link to a Doctrinal Homily Outline for the First Sunday of Lent for Year B. The Gospel is Mark’s summary of Jesus’ experience in the desert and the beginning of His public ministry. The first reading recounts the Covenant God established with Noah and his descendants after the Flood. The second reading…

  • Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Kindness and Artigas

    Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Kindness and Artigas

    For a Doctrinal Homily Outline for the Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, click here. Its focus is on kindness. After this Sunday, Lent begins. These reflections on books that I have found especially helpful in my life as a Catholic man seem to have turned into reflections on authors I have found especially useful. This…