Your two families – Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Central idea: The reward for welcoming Christ’s messengers. Doctrine: The family and the kingdom. Practical application: Examination of conscience for one’s two families. To view the readings for Lectionary 97, click here. Central idea: The reward for welcoming Christ’s messengers Reading 1 2 Kgs 4:8-11, 14-16a One day Elisha came to […] Read more »

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 »