Christ Purifies Man: Doctrinal Homily Outline for Feast of the Presentation of the Lord (Year A)

Central idea: Christ purifies man. Doctrine: Sin. Practical application: Our moral struggle. To view the Lectionary 524 readings, click here. Central idea: Christ purifies man Reading 1 Mal 3:1-4 Thus says the Lord God: Lo, I am sending my messenger to prepare the way before me; And suddenly there will […] Read more »

The Baptism of the Lord

Central Idea: Isaiah prophesied Christ. Doctrine: The Baptism of Jesus. Practical Application: Acts of contrition. To view the Lectionary 21 readings, click here. Central Idea: Isaiah prophesied Christ Reading 1 Is 42:1-4, 6-7 Thus says the LORD: Here is my servant whom I uphold, my chosen one with whom I am […] Read more »

Christ the King

For a revised and updated Doctrinal Homily Outline for the Solemnity of Christ the King, the last Sunday of the liturgical year, click here. The foci are: Central Idea: Christ is the King of the Universe. Doctrine: He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead. […] Read more »

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 »

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 »