January 8, 2013
A Lot to Accomplish in a Sunday Homily
Thomas Baker, Commonweal Magazine
There hasn’t been much comment here about the U.S. bishops’ recent document on preaching, Preaching the Mystery of Faith, approved at their November 2012 meeting. Since it represents a new direction in the bishops’ thoughts about the goal of Sunday preaching, I wonder what people think about the changes the bishops have recommended.
Preaching the Mystery of Faith is a sequel to the influential 1978 document from the bishops on preaching, Fulfilled in Your Hearing. The bishops say that “new circumstances within the Church at this historical moment call for us to build on this previous document.” What new circumstances?
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