Third Sunday of Lent

The Lectionary for the Third Sunday of Lent gives the celebrant the option of using the readings for Year C or Year A. Here is a link to these readings. The Gospel for Year C is Jesus’ warning about sudden death (some folks Pilate had slaughtered and some who died […] Read more »

Second Sunday of Lent

This Sunday’s readings present God’s promises to the Patriarch Abraham, St. Paul on the glory that awaits us in heaven, and Christ’s glorification on the mountain of Transfiguration. For an outline that focuses on the relationship between suffering and glory, click here. For an outline that draws out implications for […] Read more »

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 »