First Sunday of Advent

We begin a new liturgical year with the First Sunday of Advent. The Lectionary readings for this day give us glimpses of our heavenly home, first in its earthly image as earthly Jerusalem and finally as heaven itself. Our readings exort us to live so as to be ready to […] Read more »

Fourth Sunday of Advent

The Gospel for the Fourth Sunday of Advent is the encounter of Mary, Elizabeth, the unborn Christ, and the unborn John the Baptist. Two revised and updated Doctrinal Homily Outlines which focus on the meaning of the Incarnation and how to draw greater fruit from it can be found here […] Read more »

Mary, Virgin Most Prudent: Doctrinal Homily Outline for the Fourth Sunday of Advent – December 21, 2014 (Year B)

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) shows specific ways lay persons can live these truths. (To read more about this […] Read more »

Rejoice in the Lord Always: Doctrinal Homily Outline for the Third Sunday of Advent – December 14, 2014 (Year B)

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) shows specific ways lay persons can live these truths. (To read more about this […] Read more »

What Sort of Persons We Ought to Be: Doctrinal Homily Outline for the Second Sunday of Advent – December 7, 2014 (Year B)

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) shows specific ways lay persons can live these truths. (To read more about this […] Read more »

Be watchful! Be alert! Doctrinal Homily Outline for the First Sunday of Advent, November 30, 2014 (Year B)

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) shows specific ways lay persons can live these truths. (To read more about this […] Read more »

Jesus Christ is Emmanuel, God-with-Us: Doctrinal Homily Outline for the Fourth Sunday of Advent (Year A)

Written as an aid for homilists and a resource for the faithful, this doctrinal homily outline for the Fourth Sunday of Advent (Year A), December 22, 2013, (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 »

God is our savior from oppression, suffering, and death: Doctrinal Homily Outline for the Third Sunday of Advent (Year A)

Written as an aid for homilists and a resource for the faithful, this doctrinal homily outline for the Third Sunday of Advent (Year A), December 15, 2013, (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 »

Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand! Doctrinal Homily Outline for the Second Sunday of Advent (Year A).

Written as an aid for homilists, this doctrinal homily outline for the Second Sunday of Advent (Year A), December 8, 2013, (1) provides insights into the Sunday Lectionary readings, (2) explicates a doctrine of Catholic Faith or morals from them, and (3) shows specific ways lay persons can live these […] Read more »